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Why are some deadly weapons deemed worse than others? John Isaacs, executive director of the Arms Control Center, looks at the history and rationale behind weapons bans. Plus: Independence Party candidate for mayor Adolfo Carrion, Jr.; an hour with Noam Chomsky; and academic words.
Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser looks into the management and near-misses of our nuclear arsenal—and how we ensure that our nuclear missiles aren’t stolen, sabotaged, or detonated by accident. Linda Ronstadt talks about her life and her career—and her recent announcement that she has Parkinson’s disease and will never perform again. Plus, our word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls and questions about the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the English language!
Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.