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Friday, November 13, 2009

New Yorker writer John Cassidy discusses the "logic" of economic calamities. Rana Husseini looks at honor killings around the world. And we’ll dive into the joys of Southern Italian cooking with Arthur Schwartz. Plus, Please Explain is all about eco-labels.

How Markets Fail

John Cassidy explains that behind the headlines about job losses, bank bailouts, and corporate greed lies a little-known story of bad ideas. How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities, looks at what happens when markets don’t work—when they lead to stock market bubbles, extreme inequality, real estate crashes, ...

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Murder in the Name of Honor

Jordanian journalist and human rights activist Rana Husseini talks about honor killings. Her book Murder in the Name of Honor investigates honor crimes against women and the cultures that support and condone them around the world.

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The Southern Italian Table

Arthur Schwartz, author of five award-winning cookbooks, talks about his latest: The Southern Italian Table. It includes 130 recipes that celebrate local ingredients and simple flavor combinations found in authentic Southern Italian cuisine.

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Please Explain: Eco-Labels

Your broccoli, shampoo, and air conditioner might bear labels declaring them to be organic, cruelty-free, or energy efficient, but what do those labels mean and are they true? On today’s edition of Please Explain, Dr. Urvashi Rangan, Project Director for Consumer Reports' and Consumers Union’s ...

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Arthur Schwartz's Table


Arthur Schwartz spoke with Leonard Lopate on November 13. Click here to listen to the conversation.

Maccheroni con Zucchine e Ricotta

(Macaroni with Zucchini and Ricotta)

Paestum, Campania

Serves: 6

I learned this dish from Gerardina Costanza, one of Cecilia’s amazing cooks and one of the women ...


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