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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

On today’s show, former Presidential Advisor and counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke discusses the threat posed to the United States by cyber-warfare. Then, Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson, discusses his family’s journey from the south side of Chicago to the Ivy League and beyond. Also, Jennifer Gilmore talks about her novel, Something Red, about a family’s exploration of political radicalism in the late 1970s. And, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on our confounding and confusing mother tongue.

Monona Rossol on Chemical Regulation
Monona Rossol, industrial hygienist and founder and president of Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc., discussed the European Union's requirements for industry testing of chemicals before they’re used in consumer products and looked at why U.S. manufacturers resist chemical testing and provide such limited safety information. Monona Rossol responded to listener comments and questions--read her answers here.

Cyber War

A cyber attack could wreak havoc on our national security.

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A Game of Character

Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama's brother, talks about the family members and mentors who have shaped his life. His memoir A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago's Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond is about his important influences and his journey from the basketball courts of ...

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Something Red

Jennifer Gilmore discusses her second novel Something Red. Set in 1979, it tells the story of life inside the Goldstein home, which is as tumultuous as the shifting landscape of the times.

Event: Jennifer Gilmore will be in conversation with the fiction writers Rachel DeWoskin and Shannan Rouss
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Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner

Our word maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, answers questions about the English language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book Woe is I has recently been published. Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a question below.

Visit Patricia T. O'Conner's Website.

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Guest Picks: Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson gave us some more tidbits after his recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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