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Friday, January 25, 2013

New York Times food columnist and cookbook writer Melissa Clark shares ideas for stocks and soups! We’ll mark four decades of jazz at LaGuardia High School, home to the nation’s first fully accredited jazz education program, started by Justin DiCioccio. Also joining us is one of its most famous alums: Jimmy Owens. Curator Rebecca Rabinow talks about the exhibition “Matisse: In Search of True Painting,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And this week’s Please Explain is all about exercise—and how to get the most out of your workout!

Melissa Clark on Stocks and Soups

New York Times Dining columnist and cookbook writer Melissa Clark talks stocks: How to make them and how to use them to make soups and stews.

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40 Years of Jazz at Laguardia High

Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia High School is presenting “40 Years of Jazz at Laguardia High,” a concert on January 28, honoring Justin DiCioccio, a drummer and educator who created the first fully accredited secondary school jazz education program in the United States, and now head of jazz programming at Manhattan School of Music. The concert brings together more than 30 musicians, most of them graduates of M&A or LaGuardia, including drummer Jimmy Owens.

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"Matisse: In Search of True Painting" at the Met

Curator Rebecca Rabinow talks about the exhibition “Matisse: In Search of True Painting,” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 17. Henri Matisse was one of the most acclaimed artists working in France during the first half of the 20th century, but painting had rarely come easily to Matisse. Throughout his career, he questioned, repainted, and reevaluated his work. This show demonstrates his need to progress methodically from one painting to the next.

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Please Explain: How to Exercise Smarter

Gretchen Reynolds, writer of the New York Times Phys Ed column and author of The First 20 Minutes, answers questions and debunks myths about exercise.

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John Kerry on the Lopate Show in 2007

On Thursday, John Kerry, Pres. Obama's nominee for Secretary of State, testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations committee at his confirmation haring for the post. He was on the show back in March 2007, along with his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry. They discussed their involvement in environmental issues, which Sen. Kerry discussed during his testimony on Thursday. You can listen to Leonard's conversation with the Kerrys below.


Recipe: Melissa Clark's Basic Chicken Stock

Yields 2–3 quarts


3 1/2–5 pounds chicken bones, parts, or leftover carcasses (or a combination, I like to use a leftover carcass along with some fresh wings or feet)

1 large yellow onion, halved lengthwise

2 carrots, halved

2 celery stalks, halved

1 head garlic, halved across the equator



Recipe: Melissa Clark's Brown Vegetable Stock

Yield: 1 1/2 to 2 quarts


2 teaspoons olive oil

2 large yellow onions, roughly chopped

1 leek, trimmed, cleaned, and roughly chopped

8 ounces button, cremini or shitake mushrooms, cleaned and halved

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 carrots, roughly chopped

2 celery stalks, roughly chopped

4 garlic cloves



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