Leonard Lopate Weekend: Melissa Clark on Alternative Thanksgiving, Jazz singer Sheila Jordan, Growing Up in the Bronx

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Not everyone wants to make turkey for Thanksgiving.

This week: the New York Times Food Department reporter and cookbook writer Melissa Clark shares some of her ideas and recipes for Thanksgiving alternatives to turkey (First). Jazz singer Sheila Jordan talks about her 70 year career and the time she was nearly killed on the street in New York City by a group of racists (32:38). Photographer Stephen Shames tells the story of a 1977 assignment to the Bronx, where he began photographing a group of boys coming of age in what was at the time one of the toughest and most dangerous neighborhoods in the United States. We'll also speak with one of Shames' subjects, José "Poncho" Muñoz (49:08).


Jazz vocalist Shelia Jordan on her 80th birthday


Teenage boys jump into a public swimming pool at night. They climbed over the fence. 1984