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Friday, August 14, 2009

On today’s show: Horticulturist Gerard Lordahl answers your gardening questions. Then, the story behind the story of the Wizard of Oz. Also, we’ll speak with the director-choreographer and two of the star dancers from the new dance production "Burn the Floor." Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about spices.

RSVP to the Lopate Show’s Projections screening of "Ace in the Hole" on August 18th in WNYC’s Greene Space here: projections@wnyc.org BUT HURRY-- SEATING IS LIMITED!

But What do May, June, July and August Showers Bring?

Horticulturalist and Director of the Open Space Greening Program Gerard Lordahl answers your questions about gardening and talks about how this wet summer is affecting plants.

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Finding Oz

In his book Finding OzEvan Schwartz investigates the origins and meaning of L. Frank Baum's 1900 book that became the basis for the film "The Wizard of Oz."

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Burn the Floor

The new dance production "Burn the Floor," features an updated blend of Latin and Ballroom dance. We'll talk with Jason Gilkison, the director/choreographer, and dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff.

"Burn the Floor" is in performances at the Longacre Theatre through October 18th. Ticket info

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Please Explain: Spices

Most spices are delicious, some have medical value and a good amount of them have changed the course of human history. On this week's Please Explain we'll learn all about spices, from Anise to Vanilla. We'll be joined by Dr. John E. Hayes, Assistant Professor of Food Science at Penn ...

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