Spending Bill Passed, How To Empower Girls To Be Funny, Dining In Cookbook–Legumes

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A new cookbook aims to combine elevated flavors with cooking basics. We talk with the author about her recipes that are not too plain, but not painfully elaborate with a focus on recipes using legumes. We find out how to empower girls to be funny, and why it’s important. Then, we break down the spending plan passed early this morning by Congress.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Alex Rogers Guest
  • Ellen McCarthy Guest
  • Alison Roman Guest

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