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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

On today’s show, we’ll examine the impact felony disenfranchisement laws have on US elections. And we’ll talk to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Later on, we’ll hear about a new literary murder mystery set in 1830. And to start it all off: word maven Patricia T. O’Conner.

Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on the oddities of the English language. Call 212-433-9692.

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The Nasty Bits

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain reveals some of the unsavory things that go on in professional kitchens in his latest book, The Nasty Bits.

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Mystery and Murder

Louis Bayard’s new novel, The Pale Blue Eye, imagines a former New York City detective and a young Edgar Allan Poe teaming up to solve a murder in 1830.

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Barred from Voting

Over 4 million Americans—mainly poor, black, and Latino—have lost the right to vote because of felony disenfranchisement laws. In Conned, Sasha Abramsky investigates the impact these laws had on the 2004 Presidential election.

Events: Sasha Abramsky will be reading and signing books
Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 ...

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