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Gardening Questions; Florida's Dark Side; "Cornelius" on Stage; Please Explain

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Gerard Lordahl, the Greening Director of GrowNYC, answers all your questions about summer gardening! Then T. D. Allman looks at how the state of Florida went from being a swampy backwater to the nation’s fourth most populous state, which is playing a key role in 21st century America. Alan Cox and Emily Barber talk about “Cornelius,” a long forgotten play by J.B. Priestely, one of Britain’s greatest dramatists. Our latest Please Explain is about new insights into Alzheimer’s disease.

Gerard Lordahl Gets Your Gardens Growing

Gerard Lordahl, Greening Director of GrowNYC, gives tips and advice on planting summer gardens and how to make the most of the summer growing season.

If you have questions about planting, pruning, picking, or pests, leave a comment or call 212-433-9692!

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The True History of Florida

T. D. Allman describes the many faces of Florida. It was once a became a pestilential backwater but today is the fourth most populous and diverse states. In Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State, journalist T.D. Allman tells the myths, misconceptions, and the remarkable history of the state.

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Alan Cox and Emily Barber on “Cornelius”

Alan Cox and Emily Barber talk about their roles in “Cornelius,” a forgotten masterpiece from one of Britain's greatest dramatists, J. B. Priestley. As bankruptcy looms, the ever-optimistic Jim Cornelius, partner at import firm Briggs and Murrison, is fighting to keep his creditors happy and his spirits up. Tensions rise with the arrival of Judy, the beautiful, young typist who shows Cornelius the life he could have led. “Cornelius” is playing at 59E59 theater.

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Please Explain: Alzheimer's Disease and New Alzheimer's Research

Dr. Jerome Groopman, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and staff writer for The New Yorker, explains new approaches to Alzheimer’s research for this week’s Please Explain. Three decades of Alzheimer’s research has brought few results in changing the course of the disease, and there have been few developments in drugs to reverse or slow cognitive decline. In his latest article, “Before Night Falls,” in the June 24 issue of The New Yorker, he looks at the potential of new studies.

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Sally Minker from Brooklyn ny

I have been getting very good results with insect control in my window herb garden this year by using crushed eggshells on the soil. I had been having a lot of little bugs(aphids?), and with the eggshells, my basil, oregano and thyme this year.

Jun. 21 2013 12:38 PM
Teal from Brooklyn

How do we get stray cats to stop coming to deficate and urine in our gardens and yards?

Jun. 21 2013 12:28 PM

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