Matzo Ball Medicine

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Monday, April 02, 2007

The Great Matzo Ball debate: firm or fluffy? Just in time for Passover, Joan Nathan joins us for our matzo ball recipe swap. We'll hear your favorite matzo ball soup recipes, family stories, and matzo ball mishaps. Plus, a doctor explains why many medical breakthroughs are the result of accidents. Alfred Molina on his role in the film The Hoax. Also: Charles Rangel on his life from the streets of Harlem to the halls of Congress.

Medical Accidents

Viagra was developed during experiments on medications designed to treat angina. Dr. Morton Meyers says that most significant breakthroughs in medical research usually come about by accident. Dr. Meyers is author of the new book Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs.

Events: Dr. Morton A. Meyers will ...


We Want Your Matzo Balls

Jewish food expert Joan Nathan co-hosts our 2007 Matzo Ball Recipe Swap. We'll share some of our favorite submissions on-air on April 2.

from New American Cooking by Joan Nathan

I suppose that, being who I am, ...

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Alfred Molina in "The Hoax"

The Hoax, a film directed by Lasse Hallstr├Âm, is inspired by true events in the life of Clifford Irving, the writer who nearly pulled off one of the most audacious media scams in history. Leonard talks to Alfred Molina, who stars in The Hoax.

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Congressman Charles Rangel's Attitude

Leonard and Charles RangelAfter he nearly died in the Korean War, Congressman Charles Rangel says that he lost his right to complain about anything again in life. That attitude has probably helped him survive more than 35 years in politics. ...


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