Wynton, Whales, and What's for Dinner

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Wynton Marsalis talks about Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition. Then, we’ll explore the complex and often violent history of American whaling with filmmaker Ric Burns.

And bestselling author Bruce Feiler was a new father when he was diagnosed with cancer, and he talks about his decision to ask six men from his life to stand in for him at important moments in his daughters’ lives should he not survive. Then, we’ll find out about Japan’s obsession with bugs. Plus, chef and television host Sara Moulton discusses making easy everyday family dinners and takes your calls!

Essentially Ellington

Wynton Marsalis, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and director of the JLC Orchestra, talks about Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival. He’s joined by Carlos Henriquez, who performed in the competition as a student at LaGuardia High School and is ...

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America, Whaling & the World

Filmmaker Ric Burns tells the story of three centuries of American whaling. His documentary "Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World" reveals how whaling helped fuel the expansion of the American economy, pushed tiny backwater ports like Nantucket and New Bedford to the center of the whaling ...

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The Council of Dads

Bestselling author Bruce Feiler talks about what happened when he was diagnosed with cancer and began worrying about what his young daughters' lives would be like without him. In The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me, he tells the story of ...

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Beetle Queen

Jessica Oreck, animal keeper at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses her lifelong love of insects and her new documentary "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo," which explores the world of Japanese insect-lovers, looking at the religious, literary, and philosophical underpinnings of a nation’s entomological obsession. "Beetle Queen Conquers ...

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Sara Moulton’s Family Dinners

Professional chef Sara Moulton talks about cooking for family every night, and she shares her favorite family-pleasing, carefully tested recipes. Her new cookbook Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners includes updated kid-friendly recipes, experiments with new cuisines and ingredients, and tips for how to cook smarter, faster, and cleaner.

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