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There’s No Retirement When You Can’t Afford to Stop Working

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Garry Winogrand (American, 1928 – 1984). "Coney Island, New York," ca. 1952. (The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco/Metropolitan Museum of Art)

On today’s show, we’ll look at the growing number of middle-class Americans who can’t afford to retire and who’ve become migrant laborers working at temporary jobs around the country. David Benjamin tells us about using corn stalks and mushroom roots as building materials—he’s created a tower out of them in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. We’ll find out about a retrospective of photographer Garry Winogrand’s work, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This week’s Please Explain is all about herbs.

There’s No Retirement When You Can’t Afford to Stop Working

A growing number of older middle-class Americans are migrating across the country from one temporary job to another to make ends meet.

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Garry Winogrand Retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum

The renowned photographer captured life in New York City and American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s.

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How to Grow and Use Herbs

Nurture them, eat them, preserve them, freeze them — you can even use herbs to ward off mosquitoes or slow E. coli. All your herb questions answered, including some you didn't know you had.

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Audrey Tautou and Michel Gondry at WNYC's studios July 17, 2014.

Guest Picks: Audrey Tautou

French actress Audrey Tautou was on the Lopate Show July 17, 2014, to talk about her role in the movie "Mood Indigo," along with director Michel Gondry.

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Audrey Tautou and Michel Gondry at WNYC's studios July 17, 2014.

Guest Picks: Michel Gondry

French filmmaker Michel Gondry was on the Lopate Show July 17, 2014, to talk about his movie "Mood Indigo," along with Audrey Tautou. He's a fan of the writer Gogol. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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