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Living on a Dime

Deep in debt. Bankruptcy looms. Can a family survive? Check this out, Tawra Kellam was in that kind of mess. Listen to how she dug herself and her family out.

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Lobster Coast - Rebels & Rusticators

One of America's most iconic and compelling cultures, the lobstering communities of coastal Maine are explored by the Frugal Yankees with award-winning journalist Colin Woodard, author of The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier. The culture and environment are facing intense pressures. Are lobstermen doomed?

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Blinded by the Light

Driving over a hill at night an oncoming car's headlights blinds you. Are headlights getting brighter or are your eyes dimming? AAA's John Paul joins the Frugal Yankees shedding light on what's happening, what's being done and how all of this effects you.

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Annie Copps - Using Maple Syrup

Yankee Magazine food editor Annie Copps sweetens our Frugal Yankee world with a primer on how to use maple syrup in your kitchen and in your recipes. Get the great taste of New England!

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Get Crafty With Craftster

Handy with your hands? Leah Kramer has taken her passion and created a unique book and a crafts community. Find out why the new craft movement isn't your grandmother's doily. And take a look at Leah's book, The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts: Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties. This book is fun!

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MICROWAVES: Getting Nuked

Sharon Franke from Good Housekeeping hits the start button on all things microwavable. Tips, myths and recipes are just a part of this irradiated conversation.

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"Noodling" Fish

Professor Mark Morgan aka 'Ozark Mark' reveals the ancient traditions and the revival of 'noodling' or hand fishing where 60 to 100 lb. catfish are caught by hand. No rods, no reels, no nets, just the fish and yourself. Oh yeah, they do bite, that's how you catch them - with your hand in their mouth.

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Kick the Birthday Habit

Parents are in a tough spot. They are spending small fortunes for the 'perfect' child's birthday party. Is it really necessary? Our expert says not. With her smart & thrifty tips you can bring your family closer and save money. Now that's something to warm our frugal Yankee hearts.

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Keep Your Car Safe

1.2 million cars are stolen every year. Surprisingly, It's often a common everyday vehicle. Do you know how to stop them? It's simple, listen to Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco, The Frugal Yankees.

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Boston Consumer's Checkbook

The president of Boston Consumer's Checkbook explains how they evaluate local services and in so doing, saving you time and money on eyeglasses, computer repair, doctors and more. Robert Krughoff chats with Frugal Yankees Garen Daly and Louise Reilly Sacco.

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This Spring's Housing Market

Buying or selling your house this spring is way different from many other years. Cheryl Marquandt from Truffant Real Estate in Abington MA shares tips from both sides. How do you maximize your sale or get the biggest bang for your buck?

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Brew Your Own Beer

Some expert tips on how to make your own beer from Roger Savoy the owner of the Modern Home Brew Emporium. If you've thought about it, now maybe the time to make you own brew. Just be sure you invite us over, especially after you've perfected it.

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As Serious as a Heart Attack

Every 33 seconds an American has a heart attack. Now Larry Katzenstein and the AARP have produced a new book, Living with Heart Disease. It makes it easy to understand and even easier to get yourself healthy. Listen in as the Frugal Yankees get serious about a serious problems. An ounce of prevention...

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Raising Consumers

If you think advertising directly to kids is new, think again. Professor Lisa Jacobson, author of Raising Consumers: Children And the American Mass Market in the Early Twentieth Century , hits the way-back button and finds marketeers have been going after kids for quite a long time. What they did then, makes it easier to understand why they're doing it now.

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A Better Education

More students are narrowly focusing their education to make money, but what happened to liberal arts? You know, the college degree designed to make you think? Sheila Curran, author of "Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads" knows the smart moves for these grads.

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Drop By Assistance

More and more of us need help for an aged parent, disabled relative or just someone who needs a hand. Where do you find someone who is honest and caring? Eleanor Parker from RewardingWork.org sets us on the right path.

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Clear Deals on Eyeglasses

Robert Krughoff from Consumer's Checkbook has a new survey on the best deals in eyeglasses, for price and service. Surprising results. The best places, and the worst stores, from the big boxes to mom and pop independents.

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Beating That Speeding Ticket

The cops, the speeding ticket, the summons, the court. How to avoid getting a speeding ticket, and how to handle yourself afterwards. Timely, smart and money saving fro the Frugal Yankee.

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Where in the World....

Americans are clueless. Map skills are questionable, locating our own state capital is a guessing game and finding Pago Pago is down right scary. We've become geographic illiterates. Is this a problem? Kathy Stewart, author of Earth Facts for Earthlings not only thinks so, but has reasons why we should be geographically smart.

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How to....Get More Web Traffic

You've built your site, but they aren't coming. Why? Scott Smigler of Exclusive Concepts reveals how it is done and offers tips. Useful, smart and thrifty information from the Frugal Yankees.

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Peepers of Little Pond

Recorded May 1, 2007 at 10:00 PM at Little Pond behind Frugal Yankee Garen Daly's house with an iPod. These are peepers announcing their availability for a one night stand. Sometimes they get so loud, it disturbs your sleep.

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Telltale Tells-How to Read People

Do interrogators really have the upper hand? Do poker players really see 'tells' that tip off a hand? Is body language universal? In the new book I Can Read You Like a Book: How to Spot the Messages and Emotions People Are Really Sending With Their Body Language Maryann Karinch & Gregory Hartley show the Frugal Yankees what works and what doesn't.

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Cell Phone Brain Rot

Cell phones destroying brains? Wi-Fi creating cancer? Dr. George Carlo, telecommunication analyst, was hired by them to prove how safe the ubiquitous cell is. So how come he's on other other side now? Listen in and find out what's happening, and if there is anything you can do. The book is Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards.

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Son of Top Ten Tips

More quick, smart thrifty and random tips from the Frugal Yankees, Garen Daly and Louise Reilly Sacco. This time there are tips on gypsies, a free cell phone information number, web reviews, when to buy gas, lawn watering and more.

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Micro Brew Pubs

20 years ago the term microbrewery was hardly known. Today, microbreweries are thriving. Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco interview award-winning brewer, Aaron Mateychuk of Watch City Brewing. Aaron discusses techniques, trends, growlers and why the beer tastes, well, so tasty.

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The Pirate Republic

New England's own Colin Woodard leaves the shores of Maine for the Caribbean where the myths of pirates are plundered. An insightful journey to who these men were, how they operated and how their image has been shaped by their enemies. His book is The Republic of Pirates.

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The Truth About Barbecues

Is it a biological imperative that men need to burn large chunks of meat over an open flame? Perhaps the answer is yes. The Frugal Yankees explore that proposition plus factoids about BBQs and cool tips to be the king of the pit.

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Bio-Fuel Fill-Up

Gas prices are climbing, again. Maybe it is time to look at alternatives. The Frugal Yankees think so. There is a growing movement to use various new fuels, including brewing diesel fuel in your garage. Is this the future?

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The Farmer's Market

In the past two decades farmers have been bringing their produce to open air markets across the country. It's a growing trend. Is this helping family farms? Do farmer's markets help communities? What's the future? Listen in as Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco talk with David Webber from the MA Dept of Agricultural Resources.

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American Museum of Fly Fishing

Journey with the Frugal Yankee as we visit the American Museum of Fly Fishing, a unique repository for this sport located in Manchester VT. Executive Director Bill Bullock offers a inside look at not only the museum, but its strong place in American history and culture.

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Is Building Sports Character Good?

Michael Vick, Pacman Jones, Barry Bonds, Tour de France bikers and more have tainted sports. Yet, we've all heard sports builds character. But in this world of steroids, doping, arrests and some really bad behavior, is that really true? The Frugal Yankee steps into the box and takes a swing at sports character, good or bad?

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How to . . . Pick a the Perfect Wedding DJ

The importance of music at a wedding cannot be underestimated. With different generations attending, how do you please them all? Veteran DJ, Paul Roberts, shares tips and experiences as the Frugal Yankee lifts the veil on wedding music.

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Auction 101-Bidding

Basic bidding, antique investing, furniture deals, and finding scores are explained by Skinner Auction's Stuart Whitehurst. If you ever thought about bidding at an auction, listen to this.

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Adoption Nation

Adoption is big business. Adopting can be scary. Adam Pertman, Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and author of Adoption Nation covers the topic from birth mothers to blended families. We're changing how we look at, and deal with, this emotional family issue.

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The Frugal Yankee: Exit Strategies

David Jacobson's Get Me Out of Here!: Exit Strategies for All Occasions has excuses, tips and tricks to get out of any social predicament. The Frugal Yankees interview him and join in the fun.

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Harpoon Beer

Brewing beer is personal. Harpoon Brewery founder Rich Doyle shows how a small New England crafts brewery makes a potent potable, and has fun at the same time.

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Truth About Ticket Scalping

Ticket scalping is legal and illegal; it's fair & unfair. Why it has become a hot button issue? Wellesley College Professor Karl Case weighs in with his studies and thoughts.

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The Zen of Fish

Sushi, raw fish, seaweed - from samurai to the supermarket, sushi has had a long strange trip. Author Trevor Corson's new book The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi from Samurai to Supermarket offers a tasty look at America's fascination with this Japanese import. Listen or download.

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Wedding No-Nos

Weddings costs $28k. Invites, limos, cakes, dresses, churches, receptions all add up. You'll need smart and thrifty tips to survive. That's what the Frugal Yankees have. We can't guarantee a happy marriage, but at least we can help you save some money.

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Frugal Yankee: Nancy Drew - Girl Sleuth

Melanie Rehak's Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew explores the teen sleuth's impact on America's women. The Frugal Yankees have an in-depth conversation with her.

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Frugal Yankee: How to...Prep Your AC

A 'how to' primer on air conditioning maintenance. Inspecting, cleaning, fixing yours will make you smart and thrifty, the Frugal Yankee way.

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Frugal Yankee: Perchance to Sleep

Sleep habits, sleeping pills, slumber myths and your health are discussed with Dr. Aran Kadar, from the Sleep Lab at Newton Wellesley Hospital.

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The Frugal Yankee: February 16, 2008

Americans are going broke. The Frugal Yankee looks into the psychology of over spending with tips to avoid. Also famed Hollywood actor and director LQ Jones stops by with some humor and an inside look at the film making business. Plus factoids on fish, magnets and more.

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The Frugal Yankee: April 5, 2008

This week's show: Young@Heart and Yankee Magazine's Justin Shatwell

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The Frugal Yankee: April 19, 2008

This weeks show: Tom McCarthy & Richard Jenkins from THE VISITOR, Carl Faust on post Boston Marathon injuries & Martha Lear discussing if memory oss is dementia.

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Tom McCarthy's THE VISITOR

Tom (The Station Agent) McCarthy, the director, and Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) the star, of THE VISITOR discuss the making and meaning of this highly acclaimed indie hit film. Jenkins rediscovers joy from some unusual people. Listen or download the audio. Buy the DVD with link to Amazon.com.

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Your Memory: Losing It or Not

Alzheimer's, dementia or natual aging? Is memory loss something to fear? Auhor Martha Lear remembers it all. Her book is Where Did I Leave My Glasses?: The What, When, and Why of Normal Memory Loss.

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PMS: Post (Boston) Marathon Stress

Whether you run the Boston Marathon or not, your body can undergo terrific stress. Physical Therapist Carl Faust explains what happens and how to make it better.

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The Frugal Yankee for April 26, 2008

This week's show includes the legendary Buck O'Neill story, discovering unknown Diane Arbus photos and frugally vacationing in New England by Yankee Magazine.

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Frugal Summer Vacations

Tight budgets in a bad economy shouldn't mean eliminating your vacation. Listen as Yankee Magazine's Mel Allen explains how you can still have a great time, but the frugal way.

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The Legendary Buck O'Neill

He saw it all and lived it all. From the Negro Leagues to Ken Burns' BASEBALL to his final days an a baseball ambassador, Buck O'Neill's life is was baseball. The Frugal Yankee gets it all in perspective with Joe Posnanski's The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America.

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Hubert's Freaks

Undiscovered Arbus photos, a seedy Times Sq. circus sideshow and a paranoid empherma dealer merge in Gregory Gibson's true book, Hubert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, the Times Square Talker, and the Lost Photos of Diane Arbus. Compelling and stranger than fiction.

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Peepers of LITTLE POND

Winter is over and sprig is beginning its song. The peepers are looking for that certain special amphibian. Listen as they get noisy.

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The Frugal Yankee for May 3, 2008

The Frugal Yankee for May 3, 2008 - Gregory Gibson on "Hubert's Freaks", Frugal Summer Travel Tips, Betty Fulton on Boston Print Fair & Michael Borer's new book, "Faithful to Fenway."

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Tips on Thrifty Summer Vacations

The economy stinks and your vacation looks like a goner. Think again. The Frugal Yankee has thrifty tips to get away this summer for little money.

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Faithful to Fenway

The most beloved baseball field in America is Fenway Park. Sociologist Michael Borer has explored what it means to New England, the fans and the players.

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The Barred Owl

Early one morning, a animal cry emanates from the woods behind the house. What is it? Fisher cat? Coyote? The Frugal Yankee starts investigating. The search and what was found.

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Boston Print Fair

Boston Print Fair producer Betty Fulton gives the Frugal Yankees an inside peak at this annual event held at the Boston Public Library.

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The Frugal Yankee for May 10, 2008

For May 10, 2008 - Big Screen Boston, Yard Sale Pointers, Bad Art Gallery, Restaurants: Locally Grown & the death of Irish pubs.

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Last Call for Irish Pubs

Ireland's surging prosperity has an unintended victim. Listen as the Frugal Yankee bemoans the death of Irish pubs.

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Big Screen Boston

Films like THE DEPARTED or MYSTIC RIVER show Boston in a recent light. Yet since the beginning over 250 films have used New England's largest city as a backdrop. Author Paul Sherman explores all of them in BIG SCREEN BOSTON.

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Bad Art Expands

MOBA, the Museum of Bad Art, is expanding. Are America's values threatened? Will real artists become extinct? Is this part of a new 'culture war? The new book is The Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks.

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Some Yard Sale Pointers

A few timely tips on how to score at a yard sale.

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New Trend in Eating Out

Sustainable, locally grown, carbon footprint. All buzz words. Now these ideas are reshaping restaurants and the food you order. Yankee Magazine Food Editor Annie Copps explains.

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The Frugal Yankee for May 17, 2008

The week: are the Red Sox a dynasty, remodeling your house is a waste of money, the truth behind locally made products plus Canada Geese, cow flatulence and padded undies for men.

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Made in New England

Buying the lowest priced item is NOT the best idea. How supporting locally made products helps and foreign made products hurts.

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Red Sox Dynasty?

Boston Herald sports writer Tony Mazzarotti explores how the Red Sox won their second World Series and how they will do it again. What is their secret?

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FY Audio Blog 05.17.08

Canada Geese versus my Ginger the dog, padded underwear for tushy challenged men and cow flatulence is dangerous to your health.

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Remodeling is a Waste

Thinking about home remodeling? Think you'll get your money back? Think again. Remodeling is NOT a good financial investment. There may be other benefits. The Frugal Yankees fill you in.

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The Frugal Yankee: May 24, 2008

This week The Soiling of Old Glory, 5 Remodeling Mistakes, A Rediscovered Heritage Trail, and Emily Singer-Comic.

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Boston Comic-Emily Singer

Boston Comic Emily Singer discusses humor, other Boston comics and why New England is a great place for laughing. You can find more about her at Emily Singer dot com.

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5 Common Remodeling Mistakes

Underestimating and arrogance are just two of the 5 most common remodeling mistakes. Listen in as the Frugal Yankee points out the landmines BEFORE you step on them.

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Boston's Best Unknown Trail

A obscured saga of Boston history is revealed. A robust side to Beacon Hill, illegal activity and a bit of revolutionary behavior, intermingle in this report from Yankee Magazine's Justin Shatwell.

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The Frugal Yankee: May 31, 2008

Stories: the diabetes epidemic, picking a contractor, job interview etiquette, photographing your fish and more

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Contractor Contritions

Tips on finding, hiring and working with a house remodeling contractor.

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FY Audio Blog 06.01.08

Big Church, French courage, diabetic babies, making fish bigger round out the topics for the Frugal Yankee aduio blog feo June 1, 2008

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Scary Numbers-Diabetes Epidemic

Are we deaf? People are dying, losing limbs & going blind. 17 million of us have it. It's on the rise. It'll cost billions. Maybe your life. Yeah, let's ignore diabetes as a national epidemic until it's too late.

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Working Old School

Craigslist, monster.com, texting. Finding a job sure has changed, but don't get suckered. Merge them with the old ways for a leg up.

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Ouch! My Aching Back

Everyone suffers with back pain. Dr David Wang tells us what works and what doesn't. A simple primer to ease the suffering.

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The Frugal Yankee Audio Bog June 8, 2008

This week: sexy voices getting sexier, my 2nd favorite organ, don't eat the furry food and gas prices on hold.

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Not New, Not Now, Not Ever

Don't buy anything new, at least not until you hear how the Frugal Yankee can stretch your wallet and save money. And isn't that what we need in these tough economic times?

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Maine's Fisherman/Scientist

Taking fishing lore and scientific analysis, MacArthur "genius" Grant winner Ted Ames has exploded myths and maybe the collapsed fisheries could come back.

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A Frugal Father's Day

Ties & tools. Typical Father's Day gifts, but get creative and be frugal. Here are a few ideas.

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The Frugal Yankee for June 14, 2008

This week's show: Frugal Father's Day Gifts, Ted Ames - fisherman, scientist, MacArthur "genius" grant winner plus fat seat belts, and drink cocoa for health.

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Frugal Yankee Audio Blog June 22, 2008

The Frugal Yankee gets cranky about carrot cake disappointment, patriotic Chinese flags, flatulence, and pay phone ubiquity.

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Vetting Vets, Worst Mechanics & More

Consumers Checkbook's Robert Krughoff has vetted vets, scored the best mechanics, check out emergency care and more.

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Real, New England Root Beer

Remember when sodas were really good? Check out this new organic root beer made in Maine. Brings back my youth.

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Off Road Oddities

Hitting the road for vacation? Take a few side trips to some of the oddest, funniest places around with Roadside America

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Frugal Yankee Audio Blog - 06.30.08

This week's blog: cash saves money, Spam on the rebound, when to buy your heating oil contract and don't wear blue.

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How Long, How Deep - The Housing Disaster

The Boston Herald's Jerry Kronenberg looks at new data and reviews historical precedent to give us insight into the current housing disaster.

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Sexing of Science

Astronomer, Quaker, teacher Maria Mitchell went from fame to marginalization when the boys at Harvard decided women shouldn't be scientists. Author Renee Bergland explains. Get the rest of the story in her book, Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer Among the American Romantics.

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Island of Lost Girls

NY Times best selling author & New England native Jennifer McMahon talks about Island of Lost Girls: A Novel, a mystery about abduction. LISTEN, DOWNLOAD or BUY THE BOOK

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JFK Reads the Declaration of Independence

The Frugal Yankee found this piece of audio a long time ago. It is hurt by the poor quality of the recording and the not too good background music, but bear with it. The ending is quite good.

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New England's Better Butter

Maine's own Kate's Butter is small batched made, the old fashioned way and it tastes it. The Frugal Yankees talk with its creator, Dan Patry. Listen how a small dairy has found it's way into supermarkets, stores and dinner tables.

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Navigating the ER

ERs are defacto doctor's offices. Securing prompt, professional care is easy, if you know the tips. The Frugal Yankee queries an ER nurse/manager. Tips to help you when you need it most.

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Supermarket Abusing Consumers

Unit & item pricing helps consumers shop smarter. So why are grocery stores ignoring it? Why do states ignore the ignoring? The only one who is getting stuck is us! The savvy shopper is getting abused and paying for it.

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Unique New England People

Yankee Magazine's August issue profiles 25 unique New Englanders. The Frugal Yankee and YM editor Mel Allen ponder, does this region have a unique character? If so, what is it?

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Bat Mystery

BATMAN is a big hit, but real bats are mysteriously dying, thousands of them. These voracious insect eaters are in danger. Is it a disease? What's attacking them? The Frugal Yankee digs deep with biologist Emily Brunckhurst.

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Big Box Swindle

Cheaper, but at what cost? 'Big box' stores hurt you, our community and our economy. Maine Author Stacy Mitchell explains.

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Inside Yankee Magazine

Yankee Magazine editor Mel Allen takes the Frugal Yankee into how the fall 2008 issue was created from the cover to articles and why New England is a unique region.

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Green & Frugal Funerals

Green & frugal funerals are anew trend. The Frugal Yankee examines the issue with Joshua Slocum, Executive Driector of the Funeral Consumers Alliance. Savvy ways to save and not be taken.

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Edgar Dworsky: Scanning the Aisles

ConsumersWorld.org's Edgar Dworsky explains how we are more exposed than ever to rip-offs, errors and laziness in the retail world, especially supermarkets. Luckily, he's on top of it.

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Consigning Woman

Tough economic times stretches budgets. A way of easing that burden is buying clothes at consignment stores. The Frugal Yankee explores this topic with Brenda Starks owner of New England's well regarded consignment store, THE CLOSET EXCHANGE.

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Rude & Crude

Public rudeness or crudity is disturbing. Jodi Smith, from Mannersmith, offers tips and advice on how best to deal with ill-mannered, angry or just plain oblivious human beings.

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Havana Nocturne

Cuba in the 50's was vibrant, sexual, corrupt and dominated by the Mob. TJ English's HAVANA NOCTURNE exposes it all. The Frugal Yankee sat down and talked with him about the times and how it still influences us today. LISTEN, DOWNLOAD or BUY THE BOOK

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Trouble The Water

Incredible footage of Hurricane Katrina as shot by a family inside New Orleans after the levees broke and the waters were rising. Yet this documentary film is much more than that. The Frugal Yankee talks with one of the films directors, Carl Deal

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The Business of Christianity

The perfect demographic & folks are cashing in. Faithful christians are being sold everything from action figures to breath mints. The Frugal Yankee talks with Sacred Heart University Professor, Dr. Peter Maresco, the why, how and impact of doing business.

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I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING

Romantic comedies are a Hollywood staple. From IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT to THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, they have entertained audiences. Author Dan Kimmel gets behind the scenes of 15 of the greatest romantic comedies of all time in his new book, I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING.

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Sniff & Lose (Weight)

Smell food & lose weight? Yep, Dr Alan Hirsch reveals the latest breakthrough. It is not only possible, it's happening.The Frugal Yankee sharpens their senses and ask the questions. LISTEN, DOWNLOAD or BUY THE BOOK For more info on Dr. Hirsch, go to SCIENCE OF SMELL

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Jon Katz, Izzy & Lenore

Author Jon Katz, his dogs Izzy & Lenore, explore life in his latest book. The Frugal Yankee sat down and talked 'dog". LISTEN or DOWNLOAD or Buy the Book

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New England's Dairy Farmers

The economy is hurting. How about New Englnad's backbone, our dairy farmers? The Frugal Yankee talks with Roberta MacDonald from the award winning Cabot Creamery. The economic crisis, the wry humor of farmers and how a cooperative thrives are just a few of the topics we touch upon.

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FLOOD CARS - They're Coming!

Cars damaged in hurricanes are beng sold to unsuspecting consumers. The Frugal Yankee reprises this podcast. It is a primer on 'flood cars', what to look out for and how not ot get ripped off.

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Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

NOMINATED FOR 10 OSCARS!!!
Film director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) discusses SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, his latest film. Made in India, the Toronto Film Fest winner is the art house hit of the season. Danny talks about filmmaking, India and destiny. See a clip on Boyle discussing the movie below.

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Darren Aronofsky on THE WRESTLER

OSCAR NOMINEE!!
Mickey Rourke & Marisa Tomei star in Darren Aronofsky's award winning film, THE WRESTLER. Garen talks with him about the film, the industry and illusions. The Frugal Yankee predicts Oscar nods for this 'indie' film.

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The Paradise of All These Parts

John Hanson Mitchell literally explores the natural history of Boston then and now. The evolution of an urban environment, what was lost, what was gained and where are we going next. We talk to the author of THE PARADISE OF ALL THESE PARTS.

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Marley & Me - Training Clyde

Mathilde De Cagny is one of film's best wranglers. The Frugal Yankee talks 'dog' with her on the release of Hollywood's version of MARLEY & ME.

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Annie Copps - The Frugal Kitchen

Yankee Magazine's Food Editor Annie Copps shares her secrets for having a frugal AND flavorful kitchen. Tips, conversation and laughter.

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Lobsters: Seeing Red

Maine lobsters are in trouble. Demand has shrunk, production hasn't, now toss in the failing economy and an ocean of red ink emerges. Maine Lobster Council's Dane Somers explains what happened and what lies ahead for Maine's important lobster industry.

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Genius & Heroin

The myth persists. Genius is unlocked with drugs like heroin. Michael Largo chronicles the destructiveness of this myth in his latest book. The Frugal Yankee talked with him.

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THE DIGITAL CINEMA: A Conversation with Disney's Jason Brenek

All cinemas will be digital. Walt Dinsey's Jason Brenek talks about 3D movies, live concerts, sporting events, new initiatives & future events inside the traditional megaplex.

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Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden's Baseball Film-SUGAR

Ryan Fleck (Half-Nelson) & Anna Boden direct SUGAR, a film where a young Latino pitcher tries to make the 'bigs' by way of Iowa. This isn't simply a good baseball movie. They expain why with the Frugal Yankee.

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Great American Flu Epidemic (edited version)

Over 600,000 Americans & 70 million people globally died in the 1918 flu. epidemic. As swine flu moves across the world, the Frugal Yankees talk with Alfred Crosby author of the definitive book on that tragic period.

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BBQ Tips with BRIAN FLAGG

BBQ tips with Boston chef Brian Flagg focuses in on seasonal, affordable foods including clams, asparagus & lamb. Simple, elegant, tasty. Brian is the head chef of North 26 located in the Millennium Bostonian Hotel.

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The Frugal Yankee: Yoga, Kate & ENLIGHTEN UP

Yoga is the subject of Kate Chruchill's film ENLIGHTEN UP, a quest to find why 18 million Americans practice this ancient exercise.

Visit the ENLIGHTEN UP web site.

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The Frugal Yankee: Wedding Etiquette

Has the recession changed weddings & their guests? The Frugal Yankee asked Jodi Smith of Mannersmith.com to answer that question and some more.

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The Frugal Yankee: Recession Weddings

Weddings are challenging enough, now toss in a recession. Frugal Yankee Garen Daly sat down with WORD OF MOUTH host Virgina Prescott and looked at how to save when money is tight.

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The Frugal Yankee: Navigating Supermarket Nutrition

With over 50,000 choices, how do you navigate through supermarket aisles finding healthy, tasty food for your family? Registered dietician Leslie Cordella-Simon has ways.

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The Frugal Yankee: INFORMERCIALS - STRIPPED

Remy Stern pulls back the curtain on the $$billion/yr infomercial industry. Tactics, tricks & why late night works better than prime time. But Wait...There's More!!!

But Wait ... There's More!: Tighten Your Abs, Make Millions, and Learn How the $100 Billion Infomercial Industry Sold Us Everything But the Kitchen Sink

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The Frugal Yankee: The Decline of Men

Men are jokes. Just look at a TV commercial & it's bad news. Author Guy Garcia discusses his book THE DELCINE OF MEN How the American Male is Turning Off, Giving Up & Flipping Off His Future.

The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future

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The Frugal Yankee Radio Show - Episode #283

Topics: bottle vs tap water with the MWRA's Joshua Das plus opposable thumbs & texting, and other tips. Hosted by Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco.

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The Frugal Yankee Radio Show - Episode #284

Having a frugal fun Fourth of July. Is your car mechanic bad? Hayden Pantierre's tattoo boo-boo, plus more.

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Robert Kenner of FOOD INC Speaks

Robert Kenner, director of FOOD INC, a new documentary exposing the industrialization of food production & it's health risks has a provocative conversation with the Frugal Yankee.

Check out HOLLYWOOD & MOVIES

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The Frugal Yankee Radio Show • Episode #285

Topics for this show: frugal summer vacation ideas, tips that don't make sense, the new Harry Potter movie.

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The Frugal Yankee • Children Facing Surgery

Children headed for surgery face fears while parents worry. Child Life Specialist Sierre Schaeffer-Spritz, from Newton Wellesley Hospital explains a new approach to help child & parent & why it is so important.

To find out more, please head over to the NEWTON WELLESLEY HOSPITAL web site.

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The Frugal Yankee • Summer Vacations

Vacations are a must, but tough times means cut backs. Can you have a vacation & not spend a lot? Yes, says Melissa Massello editor of Shoestring Magazine.

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The Frugal Yankee - Vodka from Maine

A premium potato based vodka from Maine is winning awards & creating buzz. The Frugal Yankee talks with Bob Harkins about Cold River Vodka.

Visit COLD RIVER VODKA's web site. Tell 'em the Frugal Yankee sent you. Then let us know how you liked the vodka.

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The Frugal Yankee: Home Remodeling Update w/Kermit Baker

Harvard University's Kermit Baker checks in on the home remodeling sector. Is the recession still hammering it? What are the signs it is getting better.


Kermit Baker is a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, and is the Project Director of the Remodeling Futures Program. This research effort, which began in 1995, is the first comprehensive analysis of U.S. remodeling activity ever undertaken by the Joint Center. Its goal is to develop an improved understanding of the dynamics of the U.S. repair and renovation industry so that businesses can better take advantage of the opportunities that this market offers.

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The Frugal Yankee Radio Show-Episode #287

Harvard University's Kermit Baker on home remodeling trends, films reviews plus tips on saving money and enjoying life.

Be sure to sign up for the Frugal Yankee TWITTER account. Dozens of tips everyday

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The Frugal Yankee: Judith Jones Interview

Nora Ephron's new movie is JULIE & JULIA. The Frugal Yankee tracked down Judith Jones, Julia Child's first editor/publisher. We talked about the famous chef, the movie, New England and the state of food in America.

Watch the trailer.

Be sure to check in with the Frugal Yankee Show Tuesday & fridays at 11:00 am on 1550 WNTN!

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The Frugal Yankee - Jasper White on Julia Child

Boston's favorite chef Jasper White comments on his friend Julia Child & the new movie JULIE & JULIA. Was it accurate? Did Meryl Streep capture this remarkable woman? Did Julia impact America? And more.

Check out Jasper's SUMMER SHACK restaurants or his The Summer Shack Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Shore Food

Find out more about JULIE & JULIA by listening to the Frugal Yankee's conversation with JUDITH JONES, Julia Child's editor and friend.

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The Frugal Yankee - Saving Money with SpendlLessTV

SpendLessTV archives free videos on smart money & savvy consumerism. The Frugal Yankees chatted with founder Michael Fishman to explore this unique and invaluable web site.

Find out more about SpendLessTV. Visit their site. Tell the the Frugal Yankee sent you.

FOLLOW the FRUGAL YANKEE ON TWITTER - Tips, ideas, great sites and more.

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The Frugal Yankee - FREE: The New Price

NY Times Best Seller author Chris Anderson examines the new paradigm of 'free', how the internet has changed marketing, selling and how consumers can take advantage of it. Maybe there is a 'free lunch'.

Want the book? Free: The Future of a Radical Price Read more »

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Beyond The Green Monster

Boston Red Sox Senior Business Analyst Tim Zue goes beyond the Green Monster to reveal the inside info on a typical game day at Fenway Park. How many people work there? I'm a visiting dignitary, how do I get free tickets? And more.

After listening to Tim, check out....

Fenway Park fan Tim Shea has written the ultimate Fenway Park book. Full of history, but more importantly, full of ways to save on your trips to America's most beloved ball park.

Check out our SPORTS PAGE for more Red Sox, baseball and other sports stuff.

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Sports Tailgating The Frugal Way

PoorGirl Gourmet Amy McCoy begins the first step towards Frugal Tailgating, setting the menu. It doesn't have to cost a bundle and still be a gastronomical hit. Plus you can fool the guys who think the only 'good' food is stuff that's bad for you. Amy has got some terrific ideas




Read more about Amy McCoy and her Porr Girl recipes by going to her web site POOR GIRL GOURMET If anyone asks, tell 'em the frugal Yankee sent you.

Follow the Frugal Yankee on Twitter for daily tips, ideas and quotes.

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Colin Beavan's No Impact Man

No Impact Man is Colin Beavan who went a year without hurting the environment while living in NYC. His story along with his wife's and two year old daughter is the premise of the film, the book and the blog. Garen Daly talked with him. Enjoy the podcast.

MINI FILM REVIEW:
A documentary crew follows Colin Beavan, his wife and 2 year old daughter around for 1 year as they attempt to live without leaving any ecological impact in the world. Problem is they live in Manhattan, in a 9th floor 750 sq.foot apartment.

This straight ahead doc depicts their decisions and struggles of giving up electricity, fridges and toilet paper. The center of the film is not Colin, but his wife. Her skepticism and gameness are the very core that makes this documentary a cut above and allows it not to be a 'preaching to the choir' tree hugger film.

NO IMPACT MAN is enjoyable exploration of modern life, modern couples and, oh yeah, being green Read more »

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Kathy Kaehler's After School Snacks Ideas

Kathy Kaehler is a fitness & health guru. In this podcast she offers tips on frugal & healthy after school snacks, a time when kids could easily fall into poor eating habits.

Kathy has been fitness guide to stars like Julia Robert, Jennifer Anniston and more. She has five books, a bunch of videos, but most importantly she is a mom of three boys.

LINKS FOR KATHY KAEHLER

Kathy's web site.

Kathy Kaehler Total Body Workout: 6 Ten Minute Workouts Read more »

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The Frugal Yankee - Packing the Frugal Lunch

Save money by packing your own lunch. Poor Girl Gourmet Amy McCoy shares some ideas with Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco, the Frugal Yankees

Check out POOR GIRL GOURMET
& Amy McCoy

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The Frugal Yankee - Episode 317

Health insurance questions, what to buy in October and Groupons are on the table. The Frugal Yankees are joined by John Frassica and Shoestring Magazine's Melissa Massello.

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The Frugal Yankee - Episode 320

Save money using Restaurant.com, watch out for burgeoning debit card fees and a personal stroy on how health costs are getting unaffordable, all told with the down home charm of Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacoo, the Frugal Yankees.

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The Frugal Yankee - Episode 321 - Alcott, Recipes, Movies

Author Harriet Reisen on Louisa May Alcott, great web sites for recipes and reviewing three new films in this episode of the Frugal Yankee

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The Woman Behind LITTLE WOMEN

Author Harriet Reisen wrote THE WOMAN WHO WROTE LITTLE WOMEN a biography of Louisa May Alcott. From stunning poverty to one of the wealthiest women alive, Ms Alcott was a remarkable human being.

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The Frugal Yankee - Lauren Weber's IN CHEAP WE TRUST

IN CHEAP WE TRUST chronicles America's ambivalence with saving & spending. Lauren Weber's engaging novel starts with the Puritans & ends up in the current recession, a perfect topic for the Frugal Yankee.

Frugal Yankee recommendation & thoughts:
IN CHEAP WE TRUST is an excellent historical and personal examination of America's cultural ambivalence with money and saving. Engaging, funny and insightful.

"This splendid, timely history and apologia corrects any misplaced nostalgia for a simpler, thriftier age." - Library Journal

"(Weber)finds structural reasons for our profligacy in growing financial illiteracy, wage stagnation and deregulated financial markets." - Publisher Weekly

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Interview: Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader is full of trivia, stories & history. It is the essential book while sitting on the throne. The Frugal Yankee talks with its founder and bad pun collector.

For 22 years Uncle John's Bathroom Reader has entertained millions while folks did their business on the throne. Listen to the Frugal Yankees interview Uncle John or pick up the book. It makes a great present.

CLICK ON THE BOOK COVER TO BUY UNCLE JOHN'S BATHROOM READER.

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The Frugal Yankee - ep.322 - Bathroom Reading & Being Cheap

Cheap has gotten a bad name, bathroom reading gets better & the Feds finally reign in greedy banks - it's all on this issue of THE FRUGAL YANKEE with hosts Garen Daly & Louise Reilly Sacco.

Frugal Yankee recommendation & thoughts:
IN CHEAP WE TRUST is an excellent historical and personal examination of America's cultural ambivalence with money and saving. Engaging, funny and insightful.

"This splendid, timely history and apologia corrects any misplaced nostalgia for a simpler, thriftier age." - Library Journal

"(Weber)finds structural reasons for our profligacy in growing financial illiteracy, wage stagnation and deregulated financial markets." - Publisher Weekly

Click on the Book cover to buy the book.

Read more »

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The Frugal Yankee Ep.323 - BLACK FRIDAY, BUY NOTHING DAY

The Frugal Yankees question whether Black Friday is worth it & look behind a Canadian movement called Buy Nothing Day. Full of tips, ideas and web sites.

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The Frugal Yankee: FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a traditional part of Italy's Christmas. Boston chef Gianni Caruso shows how to take this time of year's Italian dishes out of the restaurant & into your home.

Check out Gianni's great recipes on the BRICCO web site. The recipe link is right under the pictures.

Oh, and if you decide to make, be sure to invite us over.

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The Frugal Yankee - SEEING SANTA

Boston's best Santa shares some great tips for parents to help them make the experience an enjoyable and lasting memory.

Here are a few more tips on SEEING SANTA:

Remember, the Santa and child photo is not the most important thing. Success is if the child enjoys meeting Santa and forms a lifelong memory. If you get a great picture, that's a bonus.

Santa is unusual. He doesn't look like a child's parents or most other adults. This newness can be scary, even for a sociable child. Enthusiastic or not, any child may react differently when the face-to-face visit with the Big Man happens, but here are a few tips from the experts.

1. DON'T OVERSELL
Keep expectations low key. Any child can feel overwhelmed when a big guy starts booming "HO, HO, HO!" A calm conversation just before meeting him will help. Perhaps a question like "What will you ask Santa for?"

2. LET SANTA DO HIS JOB Read more »

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The Frugal Yankee - Nancy Porter on Louisa May Alcott

PBS's American Masters is showing a documentary on Louisa May Alcott. We talked with its director Nancy Porter about the subject, the techniques used and why Louisa was decades ahead of her time.

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The Frugal Yankee - Frugal Trends for 2010

The Frugal Yankee looks at emerging trends and how we can best take advantage of them. 2010 will be challenging for families & business, but understanding what lies ahead can help.

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The Frugal Yankee - Plastic Surgery Trends & Emperor's New Clothes

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bill LoVerme from Newton Wellesley Hosp. explores new trends for women & men plus why the Golden Globes are like The Emperor's New Clothes.

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The Frugal Yankee - Boston Marathon 2010 w/Carl Faust

This time of year, many consider running as a way to get in shape and lose weight. The more adventurous decide to enter the Boston Marathon 2010. Carl Faust from Newton-Wellesley Hospital puts it into perspective with a prescription for success and no breakdown on Heartbreak Hill.

Also listen to Carl talking with the Frugal Yankee on AVOIDING RUNNING INJURIES .

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The Frugal Yankee - Grub Hub, The Recession Generation

The Frugal Yankee talks w/GrubHub.com's Matt Moloney on how new website/phone app is changing restaurant take-out plus a look at the Recession Generation. How will they be changed by the state of the economy.

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The Frugal Yankee-Etiquette of Compliments

From back stabbers at work to praising kids, is there an economics of compliments? Jodi Smith of MannerSmith.com joins the Frugal Yankee to discuss the etiquette of compliments.

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The Frugal Yankee - AntiThrifts & Picking Veggies

AntiThrifts, or financial services companies, are entities who take your money. The Frugal Yankee explores their greedy ways. Plus how to pick good veggies at the store.

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The Frugal Yankee -3D TV REALITY

3D TV has hit America with expensive new sets, glasses & Blu-Ray players. How much does it really cost? Is it worth it? The Frugal Yankee measures the 3rd dimension of entertainment.

Be sure to sign up for THE FRUGAL YANKEE NEWSLETTER for tips & ideas on enjoying life while spending less.

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FUR, FORTUNE & EMPIRE

Author Eric Jay Dolin talks about his latest book - FUR, FORTUNE & EMPIRE, how fur trapping defined New England & America from the very beginning and then spawned the conservation movement. Insightful & engaging conversation.

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Inside Book Publishing plus Annie Copps

Yankee Food Editor & Today Show guest Annie Copps on enjoying your garden all year long plus Susan Hynes on the brave new world of book publishing & how it affects the budding author.

Visit Susan Hynes' publishing company BRYANT PARK PRESS

To find out more about Annie Copps, please visit YANKEE MAGAZINE

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The Frugal Yankee - Film Director Aviva Kempner

Documentary film director Aviva Kempner discusses YOO HOO MRS GOLDBERG, her movie on Gertrude Berg, the woman who created the modern TV sitcom, won an Emmy and a Tony, was the Oprah of her day & defended friends from the Black List.



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The Frugal Yankee - Sam Rockwell on CONVICTION

Acclaimed actor Sam Rockwell stars in the new film CONVICTION. In our recent interview we discuss that film plus some of the other films his had been including GALAXY QUEST, THE GREEN MILE, MOON and more.

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The Frugal Yankee - CONVICTION: Betty Anne Waters

Betty Anne Waters' courageous 18 year struggle to free her brother from a wrongful murder conviction is now a movie called CONVICTION. In this interview we talk about the being the subject of a Hollywood film as well as her incredible journey.

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The Frugal Yankee - CONVICTION w/director Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn directs the true life story of Betty Anne Waters, a woman who spends 18 years educating herself to free her brother Kenny from a wrongful incarceration. The film is CONVICTION & stars Hillary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis & Melissa Leo.

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The Frugal Yankee: Pop Up Stores & Flash Sites

Pop Up stores & Flash sites are new retail trends. Shoppers can score, but there are some pitfalls. The Frugal Yankee explores what to look for & not get ripped off.

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The Frugal Yankee - Holiday Entertaining Traps

NE Cable News' Leslie Gaydos talks with Frugal Yankee Louise Reilly Sacco. There are 'traps' in holiday entertaining. Learn what they are & how to avoid them.

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Successful Yard Sale

Got way too much stuff in your attic? Garage? Cellar? Maybe it's time to hold a yard sale. You can clean up your house and make some money. The Frugal Yankees have some great tips on to make yours a successful one.

Please check out these other FRUGAL YANKEE pages on Yard Sales.

PODCAST: How to Score
REPORT: How to Hold a Yard Sale
PODCAST: Yard Sale Tips How to Hold a Yard Sale
REPORT: Essential Yard Sales

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Scoring at Yard Sales

Finding good deals at yard sales is more than luck. It's knowing, it's observing, and it's negotiating. Check this podcast out as the Frugal Yankees share some helpful tips, and if you score real big, be sure to send us a check.

Check out these other FRUGAL YANKEE pages on Yard Sales:
PODCAST: A Successful Yard Sale
REPORT: How to Hold a Yard Sale
PODCAST: Yard Sale Tips How to Hold a Yard Sale
REPORT: Essential Yard Sales

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GOING TO YARD SALES - Tips from The Frugal Yankee

There are over 10 million yard sales/year. Learn how to find good ones & get good deals. The Frugal Yankee has tips & ideas.

Please check out these other FRUGAL YANKEE pages on Yard Sales.

PODCAST: A Successful Yard Sale
PODCAST: How to Score
REPORT: How to Hold a Yard Sale
REPORT: Essential Yard Sales

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The Frugal Yankee - GNOWING GNOMES

Gnomes are special. Noted English gardener Twigs Way discusses all things about these former dwarfs. From their history, their likes, and why we love them, Twigs Way gnows more about gnomes than any human being. (Extended version)

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Legendary Bill Morrissey

Sadly, legendary singer/songwriter Bill Morrissey, has died. Here is an interview we had with him when his album Come Running was released. Witty, literate and soulful, he talks about his music, his album and three decades of being an artist in New England.
We had history with Bill. Vaya con Dios old friend.

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DollarStretcher.com's Gary Foreman

Stretcher.com founder Gary Foreman talks saving money, recession trends & the importance of savvy consumerism with the Frugal Yankee. Dollar Stretcher is one of the oldest & most respected sites for saving money & smart shoppers.

After listening to Gary & the podcast, swing by the DOLLAR STRETCHER web site. See why the Frugal Yankee and many other savvy people enjoy what they are doing. Be sure to tell we sent you.

Follow the FRUGAL YANKEE ON TWITTER for daily updates, tips, ideas, and a little humor.

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Locally Grown, Local Restaurant

Chef Mark Hallets explains why NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOES restaurants decided to go with local with fresh produce, fresh fish and grass fed meat. It's impact on diners and the local economy helps everyone.

To find out more about
NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOES,
please visit their web site.

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Deadly Spin - How They Sucker You

DEADLY SPIN is how PR firms manipulate messages specifically how the health insurance companies spent millions to frame the debate to the detriment of America. Insider Wendell Potter shows how and why.

Buy the book.

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Summer Barbecuing

Summer Barbecuing is an American tradition, but too many folks are stuck in culinary ruts or spending too much money. BBQs can be fun & inexpensive. Listen in as the Frugal Yankee lights up the barbie.

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The Diaper Wars

Cloth vs disposable, environmental issues, stressed parents & babies bottoms - the diaper wars continue. The Frugal Yankee takes a close look at cost, impact & ease of use. Special guest: Sandra Gordon from Consumer Reports

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Debtor Nation by Louis Hyman

Professor Louis Hyman explores the roots easy credit in his insightful new book DEBTOR NATION. Debt nearly destroyed the US economy. Millions are suffering as a result. The Frugal Yankee talked to him about his book, whose to blame & if we can take something away from it all.

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Charles Ferguson's "Inside Job"

Film director Charles Ferguson discusses "Inside Job" his movie explaining the economic meltdown & who is responsible. It's a good old fashioned bank heist, but done by the people running the banks and stealing from the customers, us. Before #Occupy Wall Street started Ferguson nailed it.

Buy the DVD.

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Hunting & Gathering @ Supermarkets

This week's podcast discusses how hardwired humans shop like hunters & gathers of ancient history. Plus a rant on those "Blog Cowards" who diss behind a screen anonymity.

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Red Plum's "Mom Saver-In-Chief"

Lisa Reynolds is Red Plum's "Mom Saver-In-Chief". She is a savvy shopper, smart coupon user & a real mom. The Frugal Yankee sat down to talk to her about the latest trends in store coupons as well as how families can save money.

Tell 'em the Frugal Yankee sent you. Check out Red Plum's Coupon page.

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Deals in March & April

Every season has its share of deals. In March & April it is everything from asparagus to used cars. Listen as the Frugal Yankee not only points out the deals, but how to score them as well.

To read a report on this, please CLICK HERE

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Baby Sitting Options

Child Care, aka Baby Sitting, can be expensive, sometimes needlessly so. The Frugal Yankee reports on ways to be smart & fiscally responsible. From vetting the traditional baby sitter to the latest web sites that help, the Frugal Yankee helps.

For a more in-depth look AT CHILD CARE COSTS, read our 3-part series. CLICK HERE

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Annie Copps on Winter Soups

Soups in winter warm the body and the soul and no one knows soups like food savant Annie Copps. The former Yankee Magazine editor shares her simmering ways to warm the bones of any chilly New Englander.

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Enjoying Winter - Yankee Magazine's Mel Allen

Yankee Magazine's Editor Mel Allen enjoys having fun in winter. From going to winter carnivals to building your own igloo, winter in New England is a time to relish the warm hearths and cold ponds. Ideas from one of the masters.

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How To Buy A Bike

As spring arrives, most of us are thinking about our health. Bikes are a great way to get in shape and enjoy New England. But when was the last time you purchased a bike? Do you know what fitting is? Jeff Palter from The Bicycle Loft in Burlington MA joins the Frugal Yankees and explains.
This podcast was originally published in 2007.

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Carl Beane, The Red Sox Announcer

Sadly, Carl Beane has died. The Frugal Yankee interviewed him and he was great. We even asked who he slept with to get the Fenway gig. Ever the gentleman, he never revealed who it was. While he was alive, he had one of the best jobs in Boston as P.A. announcer at Fenway Park. Carl Beane tells all. Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls.....

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