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Melissa Clark Cleans Out the Kitchen; "Teenage"; Lorrie Moore; Please Explain

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Friday, March 14, 2014

On today’s show: Melissa Clark shares tips on spring cleaning your kitchen -- and what pantry supplies should be replaced as the weather warms up. Director Matt Wolf talks about his documentary, “Teenage,” and how the idea of being a teenager is more recent than you’d think! Lorrie Moore discusses Bark, her first collection of short stories in 15 years. And this week’s Please Explain is all about glaciers!

Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen

Author Melissa Clark tells us what staples to pitch, how long to keep things like flour and rice, and gives us things to make with the ingredients we already have in our cabinets.

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The Invention of the Teenager

 As the cultural landscape around the world shifted during the industrial revolution, and with a growing gap between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape: teenagers. Director Matt Wolf discusses his documentary “Teenage,” a rumination of the creation of youth culture from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th, adapted from Jon Savage's bestselling 2007 book of the same name. “Teenage” opens March 14 at the Lanmark Sunshine Cinema.

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Bark, Short Stories by Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore talks about her new book of short stories,Bark, her first in 15 years. The collection includes eight stories that show people who are coping with large dislocation in their lives.

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Please Explain: Glaciers

During the last ice age, glaciers covered the entire northern part of our continent, shaping mountains and carving valleys. Today, most of the earth's glaciers are found in Antarctica and Greenland, but there are glaciers on every continent, including Africa, most commonly above the snow line. Tim Creyts, a glaciologist with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Earth Institute, Columbia University, explains what glaciers are, how they move and sculpt the landscape, and how climate change is affecting glaciers around the world.

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Bark by Lorrie Moore

Guest Picks: Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore talks to Leonard Lopate about her new book of short stories, Bark, her first in 15 years.

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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Spiced Nut Sandies

If you want to use up some of the nuts in your pantry, make these buttery, nutty cookies.

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