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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Find out why energy policy is one of the hot topics of the Democratic convention in Denver so far. Also, we look at art conservation as a forensic science. Plus, the poems of W.S. Di Piero. And word maven Patricia T. O'Conner takes your calls on the English language.


Patricia T. O'Conner and W.S. Di Piero

Energy Policy is Hot

With oil prices reaching record highs recently, one of the hot topics of this year's Democratic convention in Denver has been energy policy. We look into the role energy policy is playing in this year's campaigns. Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, joins us live ...

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Art Conservation as Forensic Science

We look at art conservation as a forensic science. Guggenheim Museum conservationist Carol Stringari recently used a severely damaged Ad Reinhardt painting, "Black Painting, 1960–66," that had been deemed all but destroyed to develop new conservation techniques! A Guggenheim exhibit, "Imageless," explores the scientific study ...

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Chinese Apples: Poems by W.S. Di Piero

San Francisco-based poet and art critic W.S. Di Piero’s recent book of new and selected poems, Chinese Apples, ranges from character studies of his South Philadelphia youth and meditations on Italian-American culture, to word portraits of California.

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Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner answers your questions about the English language! Give us a call at 212-433-9692 (212-433-WNYC) or leave a comment at

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