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Thursday, December 10, 2009

We’ll hear about one professor’s idea for a new economic model based on Quaker values, what he calls a "whole earth economy." Then, Jim Norton and Kate Baldwin, talk about starring in the first Broadway revival of "Finian’s Rainbow" in nearly 50 years. Plus, Steve Tyrell discusses his transition from a Grammy-winning producer to a successful singer. And our latest Underreported segments look at Alaska’s disappearing permafrost and how the death of one inmate in Russia’s deplorable prisons has created a political firestorm across that country.

Share Your Holiday Meal Disaster Story!
Did you plan a big holiday meal and end up vowing never to do it again? As any host knows, disaster can strike at any time in the kitchen, and the Leonard Lopate Show wants to hear your holiday food horror stories. Share them here!

Right Relationship

Peter G. Brown explains how the core Quaker principle of "right relationship"—respecting the integrity, resilience, and beauty of human and natural communities—can serve as the foundation for a new economic model. In Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy, he and co-author Geoffrey Garver propose new economic policies that combine ...

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Finian's Rainbow

Jim Norton and Kate Baldwin talk about their roles in the first Broadway revival of the classic musical, "Finian’s Rainbow" in nearly 50 years. It’s one of the first of the socially conscious postwar musicals--it deals in a satirical way with issues of class, race, and economics. "Finian’s ...

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A New Standard

Acclaimed vocalist Steve Tyrell has returned to the Café Carlyle to perform standards from the American songbook, holiday favorites, and selections from his recordings. This year marks the 10th anniversary of his 1999 debut "A New Standard." He’s performing through December 31. More information and reservations here. ...

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Underreported: The Death of Sergei Magnitsky

In November, a 37-year-old tax lawyer named Sergei Magnitsky died in a Russian jail cell. Before he passed away, Magnitsky drafted a series of letters and petitions describing the squalid conditions in Russia’s prisons. Now, those documents have leaked and have created an unusual firestorm of criticism in a country ...


Underreported: Alaska's Melting Permafrost

It’s estimated that the world’s permafrost contains 1,600 billion tons of carbon. As global temperatures rise, there are growing concerns about that all that permafrost could melt, releasing those gasses into the atmosphere. On today’s second Underreported Vladimir Romanovsky, a geophysics professor at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks explains ...

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Leonard's Questions: Steve Tyrell

Who would Steve Tyrell spend his last day on earth with? Steve tells us who and more after his appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


Onion Soup


Soupe á L’Oignon ou Potage Parisien

from I Know How To Cook


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves 6

4 tablespoons butter
9 ounces onions, finely chopped
½ cup flour
6 1/3 cups any stock, hot
Salt and pepper


Beef Bourguignon


Boeuf Bourguignon

from I Know How To Cook


Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 2 ½ hours

Serves 6


1 tablespoon oil

3 ounces pearl onions or shallots

3 ½ ounces small bacon cubes

1 pound 8 ½ ounces stewing beef, cut into pieces

Scant ¼ cup ...


Tarte Tatin


Tarte Tatin

from I Know How To Cook


Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking times: 30 minutes

Serves 6


1 quantity basic pie dough

Scant 2/3 cup superfine sugar


For the filling:

1 pound 2 ounces apples

3 tablespoons butter


Preheat the oven to 400º ...


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