Nurturing Growth and Surviving War

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Vegetable garden Vegetable garden (Copyright: yuris/Shutterstock)

Gerard Lordahl from GrowNYC will be sharing his tips on how to make your garden grow this summer. Then, Sebastian Junger talks about “Korengal.” It’s the follow-up to his Oscar-winning documentary “Restrepo,” a close look at the war in Afghanistan. Lily King discusses her new novel, Euphoria. And this week’s Please Explain is all about allergies and why so many people are feeling their effects these days.

How to Keep Your Garden Green and Growing

Gerard Lordahl, Director of GrowNYC’s Open Space Greening Program, talks about summer gardening—what to plant and when to plant it—and answers questions about how to keep your gardens green and growing all summer long.

There's a fundraiser for the New York City Community Garden Coalition on July 10. Find out more here.

Leave a comment with your questions about gardening and caring for plants!

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Sebastian Junger's 'Korengal'

The documentary "Korengal” is the follow up to the Oscar-nominated film “Restrepo,” which Junger co-directed with his late friend, Tim Hetherington.

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Euphoria, a Novel Based on Margaret Mead's Life

Lily King discusses her new novel, Euphoria. It's about three young anthropologists of the1930s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives, and was inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead.


It's Not Your Imagination: This Allergy Season Really Is Worse

"Poorly controlled allergies have a negative impact on your love life,” says Dr. Clifford Bassett. And climate change is making it worse.

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RESTREPO filmmakers Sebastian Junger (l.) and Tim Hetherington (r.) at Outpost Restrepo. Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, Kunar Province. 2007.

Guest Picks: Sebastian Junger

Author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger was on the Lopate Show May 30, 2014, to talk about his documentary "Korengal," about American soldiers fighting the war in Afghanistan. He relies on whiskey for comfort.


What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?

     Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason


What are you listening to right now?

     Them Crooked Vultures


What’s the last great book you read?

     The Secular Conscience by Austin Pacey


What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

     Competitive distance running


What’s your favorite comfort food?



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