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Monday, August 17, 2009

On today's show: Time magazine business correspondent Michael Schuman discusses the dynamic transformation of Asian economies into miracle powerhouses of growth. Then, our latest Underappreciated summer reading series continues with a look at the 1910 Nobel Prize-winning author Paul von Heyse. Also, organic peach farmer David Masumoto on what he learned about growing things from his father. Plus, chefs Daniel Boulud and Sosie Hublitz with the executive food editor of Nation's Restaurant News discuss how restaurateurs are adapting to the recession.

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!

The Miracle

In his book The MiracleTime magazine’s business correspondent Michael Schuman looks at how the economies of Asian countries like China, Indonesia and India have transformed themselves into powerhouses of growth.

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Michael Schuman will be speaking and signing books
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Underappreciated: Paul von Heyse

German writer Paul von Heyse won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910. A translation of Von Heyse’s most famous book Children of the World: A Novel, Volume 1 has just been printed. We’ll be joined by John T. Hamilton, who will be teaching comparative literature at Harvard this ...

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Wisdom of the Last Farmer

In Wisdom of the Last FarmerDavid Masumoto talks about farming knowledge that is quickly disappearing and how he came to see his family farm differently after his father suffered a stroke.

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David Masumoto will be part of a panel discussion of multi-generational farming
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Restaurateurs and Entrepreneurs

It’s hard to open a successful restaurant in New York City in boom times— but some restaurateurs are daring enough to start up in the depths of the Great Recession. We’ll speak with chef/owner Daniel Boulud, who just opened DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Sosie Hublitz, the owner ...

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