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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mark Bittman drops by to talk about what's changed—and what hasn't—in the year since his book Food Matters, was published. Also chefs Jorge Collazo and Bill Telepan discuss their efforts to create fresher, healthier meals in New York City Public Schools. Plus, Joshua Ferris talks about his latest novel, The Unnamed. And poet and performer Patti Smith discusses her friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe in the late 1960s and 1970s.


Jorge Collazo and Bill Telepan

Food Matters to Mark Bittman

Bestselling author of How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, Mark Bittman, discusses how to eat responsibly and calls attention to the ways government policy, corporations, marketing, and global economics influence the food we eat.

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The Unnamed

Joshua Ferris talks about his latest novel The Unnamed, about Tim Farnsworth, a handsome, healthy man, who loves his wife, his family, his work, his home, but who one day stands up and walks out…and keeps walking. It’s a story about marriage and family and the invisible forces of ...

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School Lunches

Chef Jorge Collazo, the Executive Chef for New York Public Schools, and Chef Bill Telepan, owner of Telepan restaurant, who volunteers as a cook in public school cafeterias, how to create fresher, healthier meals for young students.

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Just Kids

Poet and performer Patti Smith discusses her long friendship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, which began with a chance meeting in Brooklyn in 1967. Her book Just Kids: From Brooklyn to the Chelsea Hotel, a Life of Art and Friendship. is an account life in New York in ...

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Leonard's Questions: Patti Smith

Patti Smith is addicted to the music of Glenn Gould. She shared this, and more, after appearing on The Leonard Lopate Show.


Kate McGarrigle

Folk singer Kate McGarrigle, who gained acclaim for a series of projects with her sister Anna, died Monday, Jan. 18, from a rare form of cancer.


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