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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

On today's show: Ed Schoenfeld, also known as the Chinese Food Curator, tells us just how to go about ordering Chinese food. Also, a British actor explains how he has created over 200 voices for the Harry Potter audiobooks. Then, a writer discusses her novel about a young poet who moves to New York City in the 1970s to teach a poetry workshop for female prisoners. But first, we look at the challenges ex-prisoners face when entering the job market and the chances that they'll end up back in prison.

Guests:

Ed Schoenfeld

Life After Prison

Since the late 1970s, the number of Americans in prison has increased dramatically. As a result, there are more ex-prisoners entering the job market than ever before. In Barriers to Reentry?, David Weiman and Michael Stoll investigate the many obstacles to re-entering the job market that ex-prisoners face and how ...

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Giving Voice to Harry Potter

British actor Jim Dale is cited in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating more than 200 voices for the Harry Potter books. He joins us to discuss how he infuses each character with a distinct identity and personality.

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Channeling Mark Twain

Holly Mattox is the protagonist in the fourth novel by National Book Award finalist Carol Muske-Dukes. In Channeling Mark Twain, Mattox is a young spirited poet who moves to New York City in the 1970s to teach a poetry workshop for female inmates at Rikers Island.

Channeling Mark Twain is ...

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How to Get Real Chinese Food

Gourmet Magazine long ago dubbed him “the curator of Chinese food in America.” Ed Schoenfeld has been introducing American diners to authentic regional Chinese cooking since the early 1970s. He joins us to talk about how to go about ordering Chinese food. And he’ll explain why Chinese people never seem ...

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