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Andy Borowitz Guest Hosts; Teenagers' Brains; Calvin Trillin Eats Hot Tamales; The Novel The Last Train to Paris

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

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Andy Borowitz fills for Leonard Lopate. Neuropsychatrist Daniel Siegel explains what happens to the brains of a teenagers, and how that affects behavior and relationships. New Yorker contributor Calvin Trillin talks about his trip to Greenville, Mississippi, in search of great tamales and his fondness for the mozzarella from Joe’s Diary, which closed its Greenwich Village store in May. Michele Zackheim talks about her historical novel, The Last Train to Paris. Plus, find out what’s behind Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to ease restrictions on medical marijuana in New York.

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Andy Borowitz

What Goes on Inside a Teenager's Brain?

Neuropsychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel explains how brain development impacts teenagers’ behavior and relationships. He argues that that if parents and teenagers understand the brain better, they can better cope with the moodiness, poor judgment, and impulsiveness that the adolescent brain transformation can bring. Dr. Siegel is the author of Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.

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Calvin Trillin Sings the Praises of Mozzarella and Hot Tamales

New Yorker contributor Calvin Trillin describes his visits to the Hot Tamale Capital of the World—Greenville, Mississippi—and talks about the closing of his beloved Joe’s Dairy store on Sullivan Street in New York. He’s the author of "Mozzarella Story: A Cheese Ritual" in the December 2 issue of The New Yorker, and "Tamales on the Delta" in the January 6 issue.

 

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The Last Train to Paris, a Novel by Michele Zackheim

Michele Zackheim talks about her novel The Last Train to Paris, set in 1935. It tells the story of Rose Manon, an American journalist who becomes a foreign correspondent in Paris. She becomes entangled in romance, an unsolved murder, and the desperation of a looming ...

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Medical Marijuana in New York State

In his State of the State Address Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York will begin a medical marijuana program on a limited basis. Jim Rendon, freelance writer and author of the book Super-Charged: How Hippies, Outlaws, and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana, looks at the plan.

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Fukushima Update

Al Jazeera America correspondent Michael Okwu examines Japan’s recovery three years after the disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The final installment of Al Jazeera’s four-part series “Return to Fukushima” airs on America Tonight, at 9pm on Al Jazeera America.

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