A Few of My Favorite Things

Guest host Jeffrey Toobin explores the intricacies of home repair with Al and Larry Ubell, the gurus of how-to. They’ll be taking listener phone calls at 212-267-WNYC. Then, one decade after the publication of his provocative examination Race Matters, Cornel West argues that American democracy is threatened by free market fundamentalism, aggressive militarism, and escalating authoritarianism in Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism. Next, Marjane Satrapi joins us to discuss Persepolis 2—the latest installment in her series of autobiographical graphic novels about life as a post-revolution Iranian woman living abroad. And editor Robert Pinsky of the Favorite Poem Project shares his latest anthology, the multimedia collection An Invitation to Poetry.