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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Longtime political opponents Ted Olson and David Boies discuss why they've joined forces to challenge California’s Proposition 8 in court. Then, novelist Siri Hustvedt on her long quest for a diagnosis to her inexplicable seizures. Also, Lionel Shriver with her timely new novel, So Much for That. And, the Gurus of How-To, Al and Larry Ubell, field your calls on home repair matters.

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Challenging Proposition 8

Star litigators Ted Olson, partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and David Boies, Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, are best known for opposing each other in the case Bush v. Gore. But last year they teamed up to challenge California’s Proposition 8 in court. The trial, which rested ...

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The Shaking Woman

Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down in 2006, and the seizures happened again and again. She talks about searching for a diagnosis to her disorder. Her memoir The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves is an account of her search, and how it ...

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So Much for That

Lionel Shriver discusses her most recent novel, So Much for That, about a man whose plan to retire to an idyllic Third World locale where his nest egg can last forever is derailed when his wife is diagnosed with a serious illness and needs his health insurance.

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The Gurus of How-To

Alvin and Larry Ubell, the Gurus of How-To, answer your questions about home repair. Call 212-433-9692 with your questions, or leave a comment below. The Ubells' Accurate Building Inspectors Website.

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