Eclectic and Eccentric

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Quincy Jones talks about his celebrated career and about his first album in five years. Also, two segments on the famously eccentric Mitford family—we’ll speak to the last surviving sister, Deborah, her Grace, the Duchess of Devonshire, about her life and memoirs. And novelist Zoe Heller talks about Nancy Mitford’s enduring literary legacy. Plus, the Gurus of How-To, Al and Larry Ubell, answer questions about home repair.

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones talks about his first album in five years "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," which features performances of classic songs that he wrote and/or produced over his 60-year career. Guests on the album include Amy Winehouse, Usher, Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Mark Ronson, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Q-Tip, and others.

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Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, on the Mitfords

The youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters talks about her life and her eccentric family.

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Zoe Heller Talks About Nancy Mitford

Novelist Zoe Heller discusses Nancy Mitford’s enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love, (for which she wrote the forward).The novel is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric, and Mitford modeled her characters after her own famously unconventional family. Heller will also discuss the importance of Mitford’s work as a whole, on the occasion of the publication of her 1935 novel Wigs on the Green, which was kept out of print for more than 30 years by the author and her estate.

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The Gurus of How-To

Leaves in your gutter? Furnace on the fritz? The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, are here to help! They'll answer questions about home repair. Call 646-829-3985 with your questions or leave a comment.

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Better Off Bread

Last week when Amy Sedaris was on talking about crafts, Leonard mentioned that he doesn’t craft, but he cooks. He said that one of his favorite recipes is Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Bread, and a number of listeners left comments on the show page asking for the recipe.


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