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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Democrats are still battling it out in the here and now, but Republicans are already deeply worried about the November elections. New Yorker writer George Packer talks about his recent article, Have the Republicans Run Out of Ideas?. Also: food prices may be on the rise, but that doesn't seem to be pushing us to conserve it: a recent study shows that Americans generate 30 million tons of food waste a year. And: we continue our look at parks around the city with a visit to Travers Park in Jackson Heights, and author Carl Hiaasen talks about his twisted relationship with golf.


Carl Hiaasen and George Packer

Republican Malaise

George Packer, New Yorker staff writer, talks about his article this week on Republican despair and the fall of the conservative movement.

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Resistance Formula

Can organic formula make your children crave sweets when they get older? The ingredients in organic may make you want to think twice about that high price. Nina Planck, author of the upcoming, Real Food for Mother and Baby, and New York University professor of food studies Marion ...

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Clean Your Plate

New York Times business reporter Andrew Martin talks about Americans and food waste.

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Shanks for the Memories

Author and columnist Carl Hiaasen wanted to be better at something in middle age than he was when he was young. So he foolishly reconnected with golf. He talks about his new memoir, The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport. Joining him is ...

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It’s My Park: Travers Park

As part of our series on parks around the five boroughs, Len Maniace, chairman of Friends of Travers Park in Jackson Heights, talks about his park.

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