Jonathan Capehart Guest Hosts; Dr. Lustig on Cutting Out Sugar; Diane Schuur; Activist Nuns; Please Explain Cybersecurity

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Jonathan Capehart fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Dr. Robert Lustig explains how all the sugar in the American diet has led to chronic disease, and how to cut sugar, increase fiber, and be healthier. Grammy Award-winning Jazz vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur discusses her upcoming album, “I Remember You: With Love to Stan and Frank,” and performing at Birdland. Filmmaker Mary Fishman discusses her documentary, “Band of Sisters,” about nuns who advocate for the rights of immigrant detainees. And this week’s Please Explain is all about cyber security and how to protect your personal information online.

Cut Sugar and Processed Food and Cut Obesity and Disease

Dr. Robert Lustig argues that the increased sugar in our diets has led to the pandemic of chronic disease and obesity over the last 30 years. His new book, The Fat Chance Cookbook, the follow-up to Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, includes more than 100 recipes as well as meal plans, nutritional analyses, shopping lists, and food swaps. Dr. Lustig director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Program.

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Jazz Singer Diane Schuur on Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz

Grammy Award-winning Jazz vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur talks about her forthcoming CD “I Remember You: With Love to Stan and Frank,” a tribute to her two most important mentors: Stan Getz (who discovered her at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1979) and Frank Sinatra, whose artwork hangs prominently in her Palm Springs home. She also discusses her performance at Birdland January 13-18.

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“Band of Sisters” and Activist Nuns

Filmmaker Mary Fishman discusses her documentary “Band of Sisters,” the story of two nuns who advocate for the rights of immigrant detainees and deportees in and around a Chicago-area deportation center. The film follows sisters who continue their mission as organic farmers, environmental attorneys, peace activists, holistic health care practitioners, and more, even in the face of obstacles and threats cast by government agencies, the military, and the hierarchy of the Catholic church. It’s playing at Cinema Village.

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Please Explain: Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

Peter W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, explains how security breaches like the recent ones at Target and Neiman Marcus, happen, who is behind them, and how cybersecurity works and why it matters. He’s co-author of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, written with Allan Friedman.

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Interviews with Oscar Nominees

The Academy Award nominations were announced this week, and a number of actors and filmmakers have been guests on the Leonard Lopate Show. Listen to those interviews!


Recipe: Robert Lustig's Greens and Barley Gratin

This is a great brunch or potluck dish. It keeps well and tastes good at room temperature.


Recipe: Robert Lustig's Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

This is an easy, packable lunch that's good hot or cold.


Recipe: Robert Lustig's Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

Takeout food is convenient, but alas, often filled with fat, sugar and salt. This version of an Indian takeout staple is ethnic food without the guilt.


Recipe: Robert Lustig's Veggie Brown Rice Frittata

A frittata is an Italian egg dish—like a quiche without the crust, or an omelet without the hassle. This version adds a bit of cooked whole grain, which increases the fiber content and makes it a whole meal.


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