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Thursday, November 26, 2009

It’s all about food and sports on a special Thanksgiving Day Brian Lehrer Show. Food writer Michael Pollan on what kids need to know about food, a conversation about the cult of the butcher, how to throw an anxiety-free dinner party, football great Warren Moon, tennis legend Monica Seles, and whether humans can run faster than a house cat.

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Warren Moon, Michael Pollan and Monica Seles

Secret Ingredients

Do you ever wonder where flavors come from? Raffi Khatchadourian, staff writer at The New Yorker, explores the science and business of flavor-making in his piece "The Tastemakers" in the November 23rd issue of The New Yorker.

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Junior Omnivores

What do kids need to know about food? Michael Pollan, food activist and author, explains the personal and global health implications of food choices to a younger audience in his new book,The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat.

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The Cult of the Butcher

The butcher is back. Tom Mylan, butcher and operator of the forthcoming butcher shop The Meat Hook, and Marissa Guggiana, president of Sonoma Direct Meats, an editor at Meatpaper, and author of the forthcoming book The Butcher Book, talk about the sudden interest in the regional butcher ...

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Dinner Party On!

Throwing a dinner party doesn't have to cause anxiety. Tamara Reynolds and Zora O'Neill , two food bloggers who run a Queens dining club, "The Sunday Night Dinner", discuss their new book, Forking Fantastic!: Put the Party Back in Dinner Party.

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Warren Moon Reflects

The first and only African-American quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Warren Moon, has written a new autobiography Never Give Up on Your Dream: My Journey. He talks about his life as a football star.

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Seles is More

Tennis legend Monica Seles discusses life on and off the court, and her new book Getting a Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self.

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Heel to Toe

Running is more popular than ever. Christopher McDougall, contributing editor for Men’s Health, and author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, talks about the science of “extreme” running and the rise of running culture.

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Bolt vs. Cheetah

Can you run faster than your cat? Cameron Stracher, publisher of the New York Law School Law Review at work on a book about the 1970s and the running boom, talks about the differences between human and animal runners.

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