Perfect Pairs

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Monday, February 13, 2012

New York Times advice columnist Philip Galanes takes your calls and offers some tips on navigating relationships and romantic
quandaries. Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg tell us about pairing food and wine for your Valentine’s Day meal. The BBC series A History of the World in 100 Objects looks at one of the world’s oldest gold coins. George Steel, general manager and artistic director of the New York City Opera, discusses the long and bumpy road toward its upcoming season. Plus, two dog handlers give us an insider’s perspective on the upcoming Westminster Dog Show!

Philip Galanes Offers Relationship Advice

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Philip Galanes is here to offer advice on relationships and romance. He's the author of the “Social Q’s” advice column for the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times. His latest book is Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today. He joins us to discuss your issues on how to admit your feelings and start a relationship, how to break up and how not to break up, and the most polite, reasoned ways to deal with romantic troubles.

Let us know your questions about navigating relationships. Leave a comment!

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Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg on Food and Wine

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg discuss wine and food pairings for Valentine’s Day and any day. Their latest book is A Food Lover’s Guide to Wine is a an encyclopedic guide to hundreds of wines by their essential characteristics-from body and intensity to distinguishing flavors, from suggested serving temperatures and ideal food pairings.

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George Steel on New York City Opera's New Season

George Steel, General Manager and Artistic Director of New York City Opera, discusses the long road to its new season and his vision for the opera’s future. The opera’s new season begins at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Jonathan Miller's production of "La Traviata," opening on February 12, followed by the U.S. debut of Rufus Wainwright's first opera, "Prima Donna," which opens on February 19.

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Showing Dogs

Kathy Mines and Sue Willumsen, two handlers competing in the 136th Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, talk about the ins and outs of showing dogs. Mines, one of the top breeders of Norwich Terriers and Labradors, will be showing 5 different dogs from various breeds. Willumsen is a licensed American Kennel Club judge in the Labrador Retriever category who also breeds, handles, and shows her own dogs. Her dog Walter was the first chocolate lab to receive Grand Champion status and will compete at Westminster.

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