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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

David Hyde Pierce, Joanna Lumley, and Mark Rylance discuss their starring roles in the hit Broadway revival of “La Bête.” Then, Kristin Kimball tells us about why she left a career as a freelance writer in New York City to become a farmer near Lake Champlain. And fourth-generation farmer Eric Herm examines the strains commercial agriculture puts on our natural resources, ecosystems, and farmers. Plus, Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne talks about Moguls and Movie Stars," a 7-part original documentary series about the history of Hollywood from 1890 to 1970!

"La Bête" on Broadway

David Hyde Pierce, Joanna Lumley, and Mark Rylance discuss their roles in “La Bête.” The Olivier Award-winning play pits high-brow against low-brow in 17th-century France when two artists vie for a royal endorsement. “La Bête” is playing at the Music Box Theatre through January 9.

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The Dirty Life

Kristin Kimball talks about her transformation from a freelance writer in New York City to a farmer in Upstate New York. After she interviewed a young farmer, she ended up leaving the city and moving near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him. The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love is the chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, and their ambitious plan to grow everything needed to feed a community.

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Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth

Fourth-generation farmer Eric Herm discusses commercial agriculture's strain on natural resources, ecosystems, and the farmer. Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth, a Path to Agriculture’s Higher Consciousness looks at the harsh economic realities and complicated legislation facing farmers, as well as GMO crops and excessive chemicals.

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Moguls and Movie Stars

Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne talks about TCM’s “Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood:” a 7-part documentary series that talks about the history of Hollywood from 1890 to 1970, and tells the story of Hollywood’s power shift from the men who ran the studios to the stars who made the studios rich.

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Guest Picks: Eric Herm

Find out what Eric Herm's favorite comfort food is!

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Guest Picks: Kristin Kimball

Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life, talks about some of her favorite picks after her appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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