Julie Burstein fills in for Leonard Lopate. She’ll speak with Vanity Fair contributing editor Craig Unger about Karl Rove’s influence on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and on fundraising for the Republican Party. We’ll find out about animal abuse in agribusiness, and one woman’s work to expose it and to create a shelter for injured farm animals. Karen Thompson Walker talks about her debut novel, The Age of Miracles, about what happens when the earth’s rotation slows down. Plus, our gurus of how-to, Alvin and Larry Ubell answer your questions about home maintenance and repair!