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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hear about factory cities that have spring up all over China, and the hundreds of millions of workers who have migrated to them from small villages. Plus: States of the Union is all about Florida, which has been a make-or-break state in past elections. Then, a look at a family's legacy of depression and suicide. And word maven Patricia T. O’Conner will be here to answer your questions about the English language.

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China’s Factory Migrants

Find out about the factory cities that have sprung up all over China – and the hundreds of millions of workers who have migrated to them. Leslie Chang, former Beijing correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, is author of the book Factory Girls.

Leslie Chang will ...

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States of the Union: Florida

We find out what matters to voters in Florida, a state that's still considered a toss-up in the presidential race. Although Democrats have more registered voters, the Republican Party has succeeded on the state level. We look into how Democrats are making the Sunshine State competitive this year. Also: the ...


A Family’s Blue Genes

Christopher Lukas’s Hungarian-German-Jewish family has a history of suicide and depression. His new memoir about his family’s legacy of mental illness is Blue Genes.

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Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on the English language! Call us at 212-433-WNYC (212-433-9692) or leave a comment below.

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