Red Alert

4 segments
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.