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Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC; Philip Glass; the Buffetts on Ending Hunger

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Writers Ruth Curry and Emma Straub, who live in New York, and Meghan Daum and Sari Botton, who’ve moved out of the city, talk about Joan Didion’s famous essay Goodbye to All That and share their own stories of loving and leaving New York. Composer Philip Glass discusses “In the Spirit,” a benefit concert for the Garrison Institute. Warren Buffett and his son Howard G. Buffett  and grandson Howard W. Buffett talk about philanthropy and their work to end world hunger.

Writers on Loving and Leaving New York

Hear their own stories of the allure of New York and the grief that comes when the city loses its magic.

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Philip Glass "In the Spirit"

Composer Philip Glass discusses “In the Spirit,” a benefit concert for the Garrison Institute, at Town Hall. The concert features the New York premiere of “Songs of Milarepa,” by Glass; as well as sacred music from the Renaissance; Mandingo kora music from Gambia, West Africa; Sufi music of the Middle East, and Wu Man performing Chinese traditional music and original music by Glass.

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The Buffetts on Feeding the Hungry

Howard G. Buffett, his son Howard W. Buffett, and father, the investor Warren Buffett, discuss their philanthropic work and how to bring food security to those around the world who need it. In 2006, when Warren Buffett announced that he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to charity, he posed this question to his son: If you had the resources to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? Howard G. Buffett set out to help the nearly one billion individuals who lack basic food security. His book 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World is about Howard’s journey and the lessons he’s learned in places from his own back yard to some of the most dangerous places on earth.

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We're Picking a Pickle Pic!

We launched our Pickling Project back in September, as part of our Food Fridays series. This Friday, Leonard will pick his favorite pickle pic on the show. And here are some of the great photos we've gotten on Instagram...

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