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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Senator Arlen Specter talks about how he dealt with a cancer diagnosis while serving in the Senate. Also: we hear about a mysterious bat-killing disease striking caves throughout the Northeast. States of the Union is all about Wyoming. And word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on our wacky English language!

NPR's Ombudsman will be here on Friday, March 21 for Please Explain. What do you want to know about how NPR shapes its news and political coverage?


Patricia T. O'Conner and Senator Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter Never Gives Up

Senator Arlen Specter talks about everything from his fight with Hodgkin’s disease, to wiretapping, pro football, and the war in Iraq. His new memoir is Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate.
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Mysterious Bat-Killing Disease

A mysterious bat-killing disease is striking caves throughout the Northeast. It's been called "white nose syndrome," because a white fungus grows on the sick bats' noses. Wildlife biologist Alan Hicks, bat specialist for New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation, tells us more about the disease, and why we should ...

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States of the Union: Wyoming

States of the Union focuses on Wyoming. Wyoming is the most sparsely populated state in the country, but it ranks highest in mining employment. The state produces coal, natural gas, uranium, and coalbed methane and we look at how the state’s mining industry shapes the energy debate. Leonard ...

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New York Writer Has Midlife Crisis at 37

Scott Spencer’s new novel is Willing. It’s about a struggling New York writer who has a midlife crisis at age 37.

Event: Scott Spencer will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, March 19 at 7 pm
McNally Robinson
52 Prince Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry Streets)


Word Maven Patricia T. O’Conner

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner answers your questions about our wacky English language. Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a comment below.

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