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Monday, December 18, 2006

The Executive Director of the National Labor Committee reports that hundreds of children in Bangladesh are sewing clothing for Wal-Mart and other major U.S. companies. Then, celebrated jazz musicians Junior Mance and Bernard “Pretty” Purdie stop by. And we hear about a colorful new history of world exploration. Plus: a Latin scholar and a chef share some modern interpretations of ancient Roman recipes.

Children Sewing Clothing for Major US Companies

Charles Kernaghan, the Executive Director of the National Labor Committee, recently found hundreds of children in Bangladesh sewing clothing for Wal-Mart, Hanes, Puma, J.C. Penney and other major U.S. companies.


Two Jazz Greats

Celebrated veteran jazz men Junior Mance and Bernard “Pretty” Purdie tell us about their upcoming performance: A Night of Rhythm & Blues with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and Junior Mance, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Events: Junior Mance and Bernard "Pretty" Purdy will be performing


Around the World in Five Millennia

Felipe Fernández-Armesto shares his history of world exploration over the past five millennia--from Queen Hatshepsut's Egypt to 19th century expeditions to the polar regions.

Pathfinders is available for purchase at

Events: Felipe Fernandez-Arnesto will be speaking and signing books
Monday, December 18 at 6:30 pm


Tastes of Ancient Rome

Only one cookery book dating back to the Roman Empire still survives today: Apicius. Sally Grainger and Christopher Grocock tell us about these ancient Roman recipes--from a time long before tomatoes became a staple of Italian cuisine--and share some modern interpretations.

Apicius, a Critical Edition is available for purchase at ...


Holiday Recipe Swap

Cooking is one of the most hands-on ways to celebrate the season. On Thursday, December 21st, chef Michael Lomonaco joins us for a Holiday Recipe Swap. He shares some of his best-loved dishes, and talks to listeners about their favorite holiday treats.


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