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Friday, January 11, 2008

The first coins were invented in the seventh century BC. Please Explain looks into the history of money...from the earliest lumps of metal, to modern-day virtual money. Also: two new Broadway productions: Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" and Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming." and Padma Lakshmi on her new cookbook, Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet.

Guests:

Padma Lakshmi

Mel Brooks’ "Young Frankenstein"

In the new Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein," New York surgeon Frederick Frankenstein inherits a castle in Transylvania from his grandfather…and then must decide whether to move there and carry on his grandfather’s mad experiments. Roger Bart and Andrea Martin co-star. It’s now playing at the Hilton Theatre, at 213 ...

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Padma Lakshmi: Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet

Actress, model, and food star Padma Lakshmi’s new cookbook is Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day.

Padma's recipe for BBQ Korean Short Ribs
2 cups light soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon cayenne
2 cloves garlic, ...

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Ian McShane in "The Homecoming"

Harold Pinter's 1967 Tony Award-winning play "The Homecoming" has returned to Broadway. Ian McShane of "Deadwood" stars as a difficult father.

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Please Explain: The History of Money

The first coins were invented in the seventh century BC! Please Explain looks into the history of money...from the earliest lumps of metal, to modern-day virtual money. Numismatist Douglas Mudd is the curator of The American Numismatic Association's Money Museum and author of All the Money in the World.

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