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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

We get an inside look into Rupert Murdoch’s acquisition of the Wall Street Journal. And, we’ll learn what the steady disappearance of migratory birds means. Then, Teddy Wayne talks about his comic novel Kapitoil. Plus, word maven Patricia O’Conner fields questions about the confounding English language.

War at the Wall Street Journal

Sarah Ellison tells the story of Rupert Murdoch's $5 billion acquisition of the Wall Street Journal.

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Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo

Michael McCarthy talks about the declining numbers of migratory birds due to environmental changes.

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Kapitoil

Teddy Wayne talks about his novel Kapitoil, about a young financial wizard who creates a computer program called Kapitoil that predicts oil futures and reaps record profits for his company.

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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.

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