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Monday, May 11, 2009

On today's show: Learn why the makers of common household products are reluctant to disclose their ingredients. Then, Tony and six-time Emmy Award winning actress Tyne Daly on the debut of her cabaret act. And, we’ll get a behind the scenes account of Douglas Sirk's movie masterpiece "Imitation of Life." Plus, a panel discussion on the fate of booksellers -- the independents and the big chains.

Coming Clean on Cleaners

The Makers of many common household cleaning agents have been reluctant to disclose the ingredients in their products. We'll be joined by Keri Powell, a lawyer for the environmental group Earthjustice, who filed a suit requiring manufacturers to come clean on what's in their products. We’ll ...

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"Songs" by Tyne Daly

Tony- and six-time Emmy Award-winning actress Tyne Daly joins us to talk about "Songs," her upcoming nightclub debut at Feinstein’s. More information and tickets here.

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"Imitation of Life"

Douglas Sirk’s film, “Imitation of Life” was one of the most popular movies of the 1950’s. Sam Staggs provides a behind the scenes, in-depth look at the film in his book Born to Be Hurt.

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Book Stores Going Under

Book sellers are in trouble, and not just from the poor economy. We’ll talk to Jonathan Friedman, media columnist for MarketWatch, Henry Zook, a co-owner of Bookcourt, in Brooklyn, and Chris Doeblin of Book Culture to discuss the state of bookstores today.

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