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Friday, February 05, 2010

We’ll start off today’s show with our latest Please Explain, which is all about bisphenol-A, the controversial and potentially dangerous plastic additive. Then, RuPaul offers us some fashion tips. And Josh Rouse tells us how a Cuban cabaret legend inspired his latest album, which he wrote in Spain. We'll also get an update on the troubles at Toyota. Plus, we'll take a look at the campaigning behind the Oscars nominations.

Please Explain: BPA

Bisphenol-A, known as BPA, is an important building block of several plastics and plastic additives. Concern about the use of BPA in consumer products has been growing, and questions about its safety and its effect of human health have led some retailers to remove products made of it from their ...

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Workin’ It with RuPaul

RuPaul gives helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style, and confidence for girls and boys, straight and gay—and everyone in between! Workin’ It! RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style provides insights into makeup, clothing choices, and the illusion of drag. The book picks up ...

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El Turista

Josh Rouse talks about what it¹s like to be a Nebraskan living in Spain, and how a pre-Castro Cuban cabaret legend influenced his new sound on his latest album, "El Turista."

Event: Josh Rouse will be performing
Friday, February 5, at 7:00 pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
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Toyota Safety

Bill Vlasic, Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times, discusses the possibility that the electronic system that controls the throttle and engine speed in Toyotas has been malfunctioning. His article looking at lawsuits filed about faulty computer systems appeared in today's New York Times, and you can read it ...

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Oscar’s Machinations

It's Oscar season again, and we're taking a look behind the scenes, at the campaigns behind the Academy Awards. Here to give us some perspective are three men in the know: Mark Harris, who wrote the cover story for New York magazine, called, “The Red Carpet Campaign,” which ...

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