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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sichan Siv made a narrow escape from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge when he was a young man. Find out how he went on to become the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Also: States of the Union is all about Maine! Francine Prose talks about her new novel. And word maven Patricia T. O’Conner answers your questions about the English language!


Patricia T. O'Conner, Francine Prose and Sichan Siv

Escape from Cambodia

As a young man, Sichan Siv made a harrowing escape from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge. Hear how he went on to become the U.S. ambassador the United Nations, and what it was like for him when he eventually returned to the Cambodian killing fields. His new book about his journey is ...

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States of the Union: Maine

We find out why the Obama campaign thinks they can count on Maine in November. Also: a look at Senator Susan Collins’ re-election campaign, and the impact of the shrinking shipbuilding industry there. Christian Potholm, DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government at Bowdoin College, joins us to discuss ...

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Francine Prose

Francine Prose’s 15th novel, Goldengrove, is about a 13-year-old girl who must learn to cope after tragedy strikes her family during their summer vacation.

Francine Prose will be speaking and signing books
at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble
Sept. 17 at 7 pm

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Word Maven Patricia T. O’Conner

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

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J Pickens from queens

This is to continue my comments of this thur. due to show could not get back sooner.------I first discovered his influence in the field of statistics .but he shows up in history -politics and medicine among others. he is quite a guy !if each of us uses our common sencse and carefull attention ,his influence is always detectable. in that way if we look carefully we can see that in every area of human pathos of addiction in health matters -overactive children -suger-processed- tabacco-ont a problemin all the old days when not processed,seperated. food-odesity-again processed . Proteins taken seperated are dangerous. even the Biggies cocain has been used by many civilizations from way back without bringing then to there knees as with ours. wine has much less or slower damage then hard -processed- spirits. no onecon make me believe that the native american id not know about fermentation but booze was another story. I must continue later as my time on this computer is up.

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