The Leonard Lopate Show

Katarina Witt, "The Diplomat"; "Casting By"; Counting Calories; a Psychiatrist Reflects on Her Patients

Monday, August 05, 2013

Katarina Witt was the top international figure skater in the 1980s when she represented East Germany. She describes how she was also under constant surveillance by the Stasi. She’s be joined by the director of a new documentary about how she dealt with the unusual convergence of sports and politics. Tom Donahue talks about his new documentary about the unsung hero in filmmaking: the casting director. We’ll find out how posting calorie counts on menus can have surprising effects on our choices. And a psychiatrist talks about her most challenging patients and how they’ve deepened her commitment to her work.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Do Our Family Food Traditions Matter?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

San Francisco-based Caroline Grant and Lisa Catherine Harper, editors of The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat, collected essays that address the question, "Why does family food matter?"

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A History of Peanut Butter

Thursday, January 03, 2013

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Michael Specter on carbon pollution

Monday, February 18, 2008

Michael Specter on the possibility of using economics to change behavior and cut emissions.