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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Toxic mold can make some people extremely ill. On today's show: why toxic mold is so dangerous, and whether you should be concerned about it in your home and workplace. Also, a visit from Andre Previn, who's been focusing lately on solo jazz piano. A new novel about the troubled life of a Scottish priest. And on Backstory, find out why Albania is such a strong supporter of the US. We'll also hear more about the alternative energy package Congress has been working on.

Toxic Mold

An upstate New York librarian claims that her MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) was caused by exposure to mold at the library where she worked. She's now so ill she can barely leave her house. Today industrial hygienist Monona Rossol and Dr. David C. Straus explain why some mold can ...

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Andre Previn, Alone

Conductor, composer, and pianist Andre Previn is one of the most accomplished musicians alive today. His new solo jazz piano album is "Alone."

Visit Andre Previn's website


Be Near Me: A Novel from Scotland

Scottish author Andrew O'Hagan's novel Be Near Me is about the life and losses of a Scottish-born, Oxford-educated Catholic priest. Be Near Me was Booker-longlisted and has just been published in the US for the first time.

Be Near Me is available for purchase at


Backstory: Bush in Albania

When President Bush visited Albania earlier this month, he received a hero's welcome there that’s become unusual these days. The Balkan country is one of the staunchest allies of the US. On today's Backstory, Nicole Itano of the Christian Science Monitor explains why Albanians are so pro-American.

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Backstory: The Alternative Energy Bill

Congress is working on an energy package that will include the first raise of fuel economy standards since 1983…but it also could give subsidies to the coal industry to explore the use of liquid coal as an alternative fuel. We’ll look into what this energy package will do, who it ...

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