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Friday, December 04, 2009

Tony Award-nominee Lynn Redgrave tells us about her one-woman play "Nightingale." Then, more young people are choosing to become farmers, and we’ll speak with Fred Kirschenmann, of the Stone Barns Center, and two young farmers about the challenges they face on their fields. And Julie Powell discusses her life after "Julie & Julia," her hit memoir turned hit movie, and why she learned to become a butcher. Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about how environmental factors influence our genes.


Actress Lynn Redgrave stars in a play she wrote herself, inspired by the life of her maternal grandmother, a woman she barely knew. "Nightingale" is playing through December 13 at New York City Center, Stage 1, 131 West 55th Street.

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Young Farmers

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture’s second annual Young Farmers Conference is December 3-4. Fred Kirschenmann, Stone Barns Center’s Board President and Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, discusses his advocacy of a new "50 year Farm Bill" in Washington, and about ...

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Julie Powell talks about learning the art of butchering and traveling from Argentina to Ukraine to Japan to learn about meat. Her new memoir is Cleaving: A Memoir of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession.

Event: Julie Powell will be reading and signing books
Friday, December 4, at 7:30 pm

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Please Explain: Epigenetics

The new science of epigenetics is changing our understanding of heredity, identity, and disease. On today’s edition of Please Explain, we’ll find out how environmental factors can change the way our genes function, and how the epigenome—which can be seen as the software that tells our DNA how ...

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Leonard's Questions: Julie Powell

Julie Powell likes reading David Foster Wallace. Find out what else she told us she liked during her appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


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