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Guest Picks: Michael Greif

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Michael Greif was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about directing the new Broadway musical, "If/Then." He also told us what he's been reading, listening to, and watching recently.

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Tributes: Rubin (Hurricane) Carter

Monday, April 21, 2014

Rubin Carter, otherwise known as Hurricane, had a powerful left hook and a ferocious, mesmerizing presence in and out of the ring. But his promise as a star prizefighter was cut short after he was wrongly convicted of murder, twice. He was imprisoned for 19 years before the charges were finally dismissed. His life became the subject of the 1999 movie “The Hurricane,” starring Denzel Washington. Carter told The New York Times shortly after his second conviction in 1977, “They can incarcerate my body but never my mind.” Carter died Sunday, April 20, of prostate cancer. He and his biographer James Hirsch spoke with Leonard on January 11, 2000.

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Guest Picks: Anna Chlumsky

Friday, April 11, 2014

Anna Chlumsky was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her role in HBO's Veep. She also told us about the song that's become her personal anthem. Find out what else Anna Chlumsky's reading, watching and hearing...

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Guest Picks: Bob Saget

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Comedian Bob Saget was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about how he got into comedy, an incident with a donkey on the set of Full House, and his infamous routine in the film The Aristocrats. He also told us that he's a foodie. Find out what else Bob Saget told us about books, music and meatloaf. 

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Guest Picks: Barbara Ehrenreich

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Barbara Ehrenreich was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her book, Living With a Wild God. She also told us what she's been reading and watching (rock climbing, anyone?) and what her favorite comfort food is...

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Tributes: Mickey Rooney

Monday, April 07, 2014

Mickey Rooney got his first laugh on stage when he was just 18 months old, launching him to a long career in show business. He became a major box office draw in the late 1930 and early 1940's, and was best-known for the nine films he made with Judy Garland. He died recently at the age of 93. He was on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2004 with his wife Jan - his 8th - to talk about their off-Broadway show "Let's Put on a Show," which looked back at Rooney's long and varied career. 

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Recipe: Alfred Portale's Baby Beet Salad, Shaved Fennel, Orange, and French Feta Cheese with Orange Balsamic Dressing

Friday, April 04, 2014

Roasted beets are a longtime favorite of Chef Portale’s. Always aesthetically minded, the chef’s eye finds the color appealing, while the sweet, bright flavor of beets and the beautiful color complemented by seasonal elements allows this salad to appear in various forms at Gotham.

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Recipe: Carla Hall's Tangy Hot Cabbage Slaw

Friday, April 04, 2014

This super simple slaw is good on tacos, arepas enchiladas and empanadas.

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Recipe: Alfred Portale's Kennebec Potato Gnocchi with Peas, Fava Beans, Pearl Onions, Pea Shoots, Pecorino Cheese, and Mint

Friday, April 04, 2014

Light and airy gnocchi paired with the late spring harvest of peas and fava beans make this early summer pasta a favorite. To allow the delicate qualities of spring to shine, it is important to keep the gnocchi light by using very little flour and handling it delicately. Kennebec or any good baking potato, like the prevalent Idaho, are ideal to use for their starchiness.

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Recipe: Carla Hall's Last Supper Buttered Tarragon Peas

Friday, April 04, 2014

Carla Hall's peas with butter and tarragon.

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Recipe: Carla Hall's Chile, Pea, and Coconut Chutney

Friday, April 04, 2014

Spicy, punchy, and powerful peas.

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Video: Rebecca Mead Talks About Some Things She Loves

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch, was here to talk about the great novel Middlemarch and why she's read it over and over. She answered a few other questions about other favorite books, what she's reading now, and what it's like to be a staff writer at The New Yorker.

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Recipe: Michael Ruhlman's Eggs in Puttanesca Sauce with Angel Hair Pasta

Monday, March 31, 2014

A new, eggy take on a classic pasta dish

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Tributes: Jonathan Schell

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jonathan Schell spent a lifetime exploring war in all its various incarnations.  His 1982 book, The Fate of the Earth – in which he called for complete nuclear disarmament -- was called “the new Bible of our time, the White Paper of our age,” by Helen Caldicott, president of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  He had been a lead writer at The New Yorker till 1987, a columnist for Newsday and New York Newsday, and, most recently, a correspondent for The Nation.  He died recently at the age of 70. You can hear his interview with Leonard from May 2003, when he spoke about the greatest non-violent moments in modern history, from his book The Unconquerable World.

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Guest Picks: Kathleen Chalfant

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kathleen Chalfant was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the off-Broadway play "Tales from Red Vienna." She also told us what she's been reading recently. Find out what else Kathleen Chalfant's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Nina Arianda

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nina Arianda was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the off-Broadway play, "Tales of Red Vienna." She also told us about her love of blue M&M's. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Recipe: Tyler Kord's No. 7 Sub Broccoli Sandwich

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

For a new way to make broccoli, try Tyler Kord's flavorful broccoli sandwiches.

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Guest Picks: Susan Minot

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Susan Minot was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her latest novel, Thirty Girls. She also told us that she's a fan of popcorn. Find out what else she's a fan of! 

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Guest Picks: Arliss Howard

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Actor Arliss Howard was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in Craig Lucas's play, Ode to Joy. He also told us that he's a fan of Red Angus cattle. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Kathryn Erbe

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Actor Kathryn Erbe was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in Craig Lucas's new play, Ode to Joy. She also told us that a fan of Beck, the Beastie Boys and Pema Chodron. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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