Thanksgiving 2010

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Today's show is not live, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open!

This Thanksgiving, November monthly guest Melanie Rehak shares her restaurant approved tips on how to organize run your kitchen when cooking for a crowd. Plus: President Jimmy Carter reflects on his time in the White House; Author Margret Atwood imagines a dystopian future; David Simon weighs in on politics, war, and everyday life; a serious case of over-diagnosis in children; and your ideas on what to rename High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Food and the City: Restaurant Knowledge

Melanie Rehak, poet, critic, and author of Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid reports on food from the farm, the fishing boat, the delivery truck, a Brooklyn locavore restaurant, and her own kitchen. Each week in November she shares what she's learned -- this week: tips from professionals.

Complete this sentence:  It's not Thanksgiving until ....  What makes the holiday for you?  A food, a story, a person?

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Jimmy Carter: Presidential Diary

Jimmy Carter, former U.S. president and the author of White House Diary, talks about his days in the White House and his recent trip to North Korea.

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Margaret Atwood's Dystopian Future

Margaret Atwood, author of The Year of the Flood, discusses her speculative fiction, her dystopian vision of the future, and her popularity on Twitter.


David Simon on Paths of Glory

David Simon, creator of the HBO series The Wire and Treme, has written the foreward to the new Penguin Classics edition of Paths of Glory. He discusses the tension between the individual and the institutions they serve, and how that plays out in politics, war, and everyday life.

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We All Have Issues

New York Times and New York Times Magazine contributing writer Judith Warner argues that the assumption that kids are over-diagnosed and over-medicalized for mental health disorders is potentially very destructive. She discusses her new book We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication.

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Formerly Known as "High Fructose Corn Syrup"

Anna Lappéblogger and author of Diet for a Hot Planet, talks about the possible renaming of high fructose corn syrup and takes your calls on suggestions for the new name. Authorblogger and NYU professor Marion Nestle weighs in.

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