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Guest Picks: Jerome "Little Anthony" Gourdine

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jerome Anthony Gourdine came on the show to discuss his storied music career. He told us about some of his musical inspirations. 

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Guest Picks: Penn Jillette

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Penn Jillette joined us to talk about coming back to Broadway with his partner Teller. He also let us in on some of his favorite music, TV shows, and foods.

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Tribute: E.L. Doctorow

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The author made the past come alive through novels like Ragtime and The Book of Daniel. Listen to some of his classic WNYC appearances here. 

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Recipe: Bill Telepan's Potato Salad

Friday, July 17, 2015

Potato salad is an essential part of any summer picnic or barbecue, and this recipe from Bill Telepan and Wellness in the Schools features a nice added crunch thanks to the scallions.

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Recipe: Bill Telepan's Oatmeal Pancakes

Friday, July 17, 2015

Oatmeal pancakes are a tried-and-true twist on the breakfast classic, and these ones go especially well with homemade blueberry syrups.

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Recipe: Bill Telepan's Cucumber-Dill Soup with Scallions

Friday, July 17, 2015

Kids will love this chilled soup, developed by Bill Telepan and his daughter, Leah, and its simple enough for them to make it too (just ask mom or dad for help with the food processor.)

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Recipe: Bill Telepan's Strawberry Smoothie

Friday, July 17, 2015

Throw some bananas and some greenmarket strawberries into a blender, and you're good to go with a healthy and tasty smoothie! 

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Tribute: Marlene Sanders

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Marlene Sanders was a woman of many firsts – the first network newswoman in Vietnam, the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast, and the first woman to become a VP at ABC News.

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Tribute: Roger Rees

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Roger Rees may be familiar to fans of Cheers and The West Wing,  but he was primarily a denizen of the stage. He died at the age of 71. You can hear some of our interviews with Rees. 

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Tribute: Omar Sharif

Monday, July 13, 2015

Omar Sharif had the charisma and deftness to defy ethnic typecasting with his iconic roles in films like Lawrence of Arabia. In 2003, we spoke to him about his film, Monsieur Ibrahim.

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Recipe: Maangchi's Korean Fried Chicken

Friday, July 10, 2015

Coated with a sweet, sour, spicy sauce, yangnyeom-tongdak is a relatively modern dish in Korea: it’s take-out food, rarely made at home.

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Recipe: Maangchi's Napa Cabbage Kimchi

Friday, July 10, 2015

There are hundreds of different kinds of kimchi, but the baechu-kimchi is king of them all. 

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Tribute: Jerry Weintraub

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Weintraub produced Robert Altman’s “Nashville,” as well as “Diner,” “The Karate Kid,” and “Ocean’s Eleven.” He died at the age of 77.

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Tribute: Patrick Macnee

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Known for his suave role as the mysterious, umbrella-wielding secret agent John Steed in the British television series, “The Avengers,” Macnee died of natural causes at the age of 93. 

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Tribute: James Salter

Monday, June 22, 2015

James Wolcott described James Salter as America’s most “underrated underrated writer.” He died at the age of 90. Listen to his interview with Leonard from 2005.

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Tribute: Gunther Schuller

Monday, June 22, 2015

Schuller won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, and advocated a fusion of jazz and classical music which he coined “Third Stream." He died at the age of 89.

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Guest Picks: Maya Forbes, Mark Ruffalo, and Imogene Wolodarksy

Thursday, June 18, 2015

On June 18, director Maya Forbes and actors Mark Ruffalo and Imogene Wolodarsky spoke with Leonard about their new film, “Infinitely Polar Bear.” Find out what they're fans of!

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Tribute: Christopher Lee

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The prolific movie actor spoke with Leonard in 2002. He was best known for his many appearances as the evil Saruman in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” series.

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Guest Picks: Hugh Acheson

Friday, June 12, 2015

We were happy to learn that the James Beard Award-winning Top Chef judge is a "massive" NPR fan.

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Hugh Acheson's Tomato Salad with Crisped Farro, Purslane, Arugula, and Roasted Tomato-Miso Vinaigrette

Friday, June 12, 2015

Great tomatoes sprinkled with kosher salt are enough to make me giddy, but this recipes adds an awesome vinaigrette, some wonderfully fresh greens and the crisp texture of fried farro. 

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