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Patricia T. O'Conner

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Patricia T. O’Conner

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner responds to recent reader mail and answers your questions about the use and misuse of the English language. Call 212-433-9692 or post a question or comment during the show. If your question isn’t answered on air, you can email Patricia directly by going to her ...

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Tiki Talks

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

On today's show, Tiki Barber talks about the ups and downs of playing professional football. Then, we'll look at the 40th anniversary of the musical "Hair." And a veteran journalist investigates his own family's dark history. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O'Conner answers your questions on the use and misuse ...

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Patricia T. O’Conner

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner explores pronunciation errors (including her own), and she answers your questions about the use and misuse of the English language. Call 212-433-9692 or post a question or comment during the show. If your question isn’t answered on air, you can email Patricia directly by going ...

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Subverting Stereotypes

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

On today’s show, journalists from The Washington Post discuss their year-long exploration of what it’s like to be a black man in America. Then, a professor of psychiatry who's also a chronic paranoid schizophrenic explains how she's managed to lead a full and productive life. Also, a writer explains how ...

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Word Maven Patricia T. O’Conner

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner explores how new words get into the dictionary and responds to listener mail. She then answers your questions about the use (and misuse) of the English language. Call 212-433-9692 or post a question or comment during the show. If your question isn’t answered on air, ...

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On the Road: China Edition

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

On today’s show: NPR's Rob Gifford discusses his 3,000 mile journey through China and the ordinary people he met along the way. Then: Billy Joe Shaver explains why he’s released a spiritual album. Also, Yale Law professor and writer, Stephen L. Carter talks about his second novel. Plus, word maven ...

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Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner explores how words become taboo, and answers your questions about the use (and misuse) of the English language. Call 212-433-9692 or post a question or comment during the show. If your question isn’t answered on air, you can email Patricia T. O’Conner directly at mailbox@grammarphobia.com. ...

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Woe Is I, Jr.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner tells us about her new book for kids: Woe Is I, Jr. And in honor of the upcoming Tony Awards, she explores the derivation of the word “Broadway.” Plus, she takes your calls at 212-433-9692.

Woe Is I, Jr. is available for purchase at ...

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Inspiration Every Day

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Andy Borowitz of The Borowitz Report puts a humorous spin on some of the latest headlines. Then, Frank Stella tells us about the new exhibit of his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: “Painting into Architecture.” Plus, novelist Arthur Phillips talks about his new Victorian ghost story. And word ...

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