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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Find out how organized crime all over the world is influencing our lives in many unexpected ways. Also: a fictionalized version of the life of Robert Frost. Pras Michel, formerly of The Fugees, on the time he spent undercover as a homeless man for a new documentary. And word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on the English language!

Guests:

Pras Michel and Patricia T. O'Conner

McMafia

Former BBC World correspondent Misha Glenny takes us on a tour of the flourishing world of global organized crime, and explains how it influences our lives in many unexpected ways. His new book is McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld.

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The Life of Robert Frost

In his new novel, Fall of Frost, Brian Hall fictionalizes Robert Frosts’s life, from his childhood in San Francisco to his late-life visit to Russia where he met with Krushchev.

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Pras Michel on Skid Row

Pras Michel, formerly of The Fugees, went undercover as a homeless man in LA to experience the life first-hand and to raise awareness of homelessness. The new documentary "Skid Row" follows his life on the streets.

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Word Maven Patricia T. O’Conner

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner answers your questions about the English language. Today she wants to talk about nicknames! Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a comment below.

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Passover Pareve Apple Cake

When it was given to me, this recipe originally specified flour, not matzo cake meal. I didn’t think it was very good, but I made it a few times anyway, as my family and friends liked it. Obsessing over how to improve the recipe to make it more to my ...

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