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Recipes and Ideas for Winter Vegetables

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Yesterday Melissa Clark stopped by to get us inspired about winter vegetables. Here are a few of the recipes and tips that she shared, as well as a few from callers.

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Object #10: The NYC Subway Map

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It’s fitting that we kick off our countdown of the 10 objects that tell the story of New York with an object that, quite literally, lets us explore the city. Even the most savvy, life-long New Yorker ends up consulting the subway map regularly. That's probably the case because — for better or worse — a subway map is the map that explains much of the city’s geography to us. (continue reading)

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Oscar Nominees on the Lopate Show

Friday, February 24, 2012

The 84th annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday, and a number of the nominees have been guests on the Leonard Lopate Show this year. Here’s a list of interviews with directors and actors (and even one football coach) that you can listen to to learn more about their work:

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New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid has died in Syria

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died on Thursday while working in Syria, reporting on the growing conflict there. He was a frequent guest on the Lopate Show, shedding light on the politics and conflict in countries across the Middle East, including Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, and Syria. He died at the age of 43. You can listen to some of Anthony Shadid's conversations with Leonard over the years:

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A Good Dog

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yesterday at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show I caught up with our recent guest, Grand Champion Willcare To Fly Under The Radar, RN, better known as Walter. The chocolate-coated Labrador Retriever and his owner-handler-breeder Sue Willumsen were in good spirits—out of the 38 Labrador Retrievers competing for Best In Breed, he was the only the dog to win the Judge’s Award of Merit, his second consecutive win.

We chatted backstage in the benching area, a crowded service ramp in the depths of Madison Square Garden, packed with hundreds of the best canine specimens in the world waiting for their turn to prove themselves in the ring. Described by some as “a cross between a hair salon and Baghdad” the benching area was buzzing with the sound of blow-dryers and electric razors, but curiously few barks from the many dogs lassoed to their grooming tables for last-minute preening. Walter, however, was relaxing. “They’re wash n’ wear” says Willumsen, “the maintenance is not as extreme as other long hair dogs.”

Back home in Kingston, NH, Willumsen plans on teaching her prize pup how to be a hunting dog, one of the many jobs Labs were bred for. But three-year-old Walter’s show career is far from over, and Willumsen hopes to return to Westminster next year for an even bigger win. “He meets the American Kennel Club description of the Labrador Retriever,” says Willumsen, “but it’s his kind spirit and nature, as well as his sense of humor, that makes him my best buddy.”

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Author Alice Munro on the Lopate Show

Friday, February 10, 2012

Every month, as part of the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club's e-newsletter, we're bringing an author interview from our archives. This month, listen to a rare 2002 conversation that Leonard had with Canadian writer Alice Munro. She had just published her short story collection, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.

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Things We Learned This Week

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Lopate Show's week in review.

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Things We Learned This Week

Friday, February 03, 2012

A compilation of the random, unknown, and maybe important things we at the Lopate Show learned during the week of January 30.

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Things We Learned This Week

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fun facts and other oddities we learned this week at the Lopate Show.

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Things We Learned This Week

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Lopate Show's week, in review.

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Golden Globe Winners on the Lopate Show

Monday, January 16, 2012

Last night’s Golden Globe Awards honored a few recent guests on the Leonard Lopate Show.

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Things We Learned This Week

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Leonard Lopate Show's week in review.

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Kitchen Essentials

Friday, January 06, 2012

On Thursday, Melissa Clark was on the show to talk about what everyone should definitely have in their kitchen, and which cooking tools and gadgets we can probably do without (listen here). Here’s her list of must-haves:

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Things We Learned This Week

Friday, January 06, 2012

The Lopate Show's Week in Review

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In Ruth Reichl's Kitchen, in the Wall Street Journal

Friday, December 02, 2011

Ruth Reichl, author of our December Leonard Lopate Show Book Club pick Comfort Me with Apples, invited the Wall Street Journal into her upstate kitchen. She spoke about her custom-designed kitchen, her favorite dishes to make for friends, and the meal that changed her life. Read the article here.

Tune in Monday at 12:30 to hear Ruth Reichl on the Leonard Lopate Show. Read the book and submit your questions!

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Child’s Brain

Friday, December 02, 2011

From Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang’s book Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College, published by Bloomsbury. They were on Please Explain: Children's Brains on Friday, October 14, and we invited them back for Please Explain: The Teenage Brain, Friday, December 2.

 

 1) Which of the following is a good way to get your child to eat his spinach?

            a. Cover the spinach with melted cheese

            b. Start the meal with a few bites of dessert

            c. Feed him with soy-based formula as an infant

            d. All of the above

            e. None of the above

 

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The Best Books We Read in 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We’re nearing the end of the year, the season of best-of lists. The Leonard Lopate Show staff loves books and we read a lot of them! Here are some staff picks for the best books we’ve read this year—many of them were published in 2011, but some are older and worthy of attention.

What were the best books you read this year? Let us know by leaving a comment!

 

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Who Would You Name a Bridge After?

Friday, November 11, 2011

During today's Please Explain on the names behind New York highways, bridges, parks, and neighborhoods, Columbia professor Kenneth T. Jackson suggested we ask listeners who they think deserves a landmark to be named for. So let us know!

Who would you name a bridge, roadway, park or other New York landmark after, and why?

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On Reading Lists

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A producer explains how working on the Lopate Show makes managing her reading list pleasantly complicated.

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The McRib Experiment

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Lopate Show producer wanted to see what all the fuss about the McDonald's sandwich was about. She found out.

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