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Monday, August 02, 2010

Guest host Julie Burstein fills in for Leonard Lopate. We'll look into the state of America's largest tech company: the omnipresent Google. Then, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, directors of the HBO documentary “12th & Delaware,” discuss what’s going on on the front lines of the abortion rights battle. Plus, Rick Moody talks about his ninth book, The Four Fingers of Death. Later, we’ll examine just what kinds of chemicals and toxins are found in everyday cosmetics like self-tanners, shampoos, and face creams.

Is Google Over?

Michael V. Copeland, senior writer, and Stephanie Mehta, executive editor, of Fortune magazine discuss Google’s transition from a growth company to a cash cow, and how that’s affecting its performance on Wall Street. Google’s projected earnings growth of 18% is a third of what Google averaged over the past five years, which isn’t impressive for technology companies. Their story “Is Google Over” appears in the August 16 issue of Fortune magazine.

Michael V. Copeland, senior writer, and Stephanie Mehta, executive editor, of Fortune magazine discuss Google’s transition from a growth company to a cash cow, and how that’s affecting its performance on Wall Street. Google’s projected earnings growth of 18% is a third of what Google averaged over the past five years, which isn’t impressive for technology companies. They’re story “Is Google Over” appears in the August 16 issue of Fortune magazine.

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"12th & Delaware" and the Front Lines of the Abortion Rights Battle

Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, directors of the HBO documentary “12th & Delaware,” discuss what’s going on the front lines of the abortion rights battle. The film looks at one intersection in Fort Pierce, Florida, where an abortion clinic stand on one corner is across the street from a pro-life outpost dedicated to preventing abortion. At this particular intersection, Ideological trench warfare takes place daily. “12th & Delaware” premieres on HBO Monday, August 2, at 9:00 pm.

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Rick Moody's novel, The Four Fingers of Death

Rick Moody talks about his ninth book, The Four Fingers of Death. Set in the year 2025, it tells the story of a downtrodden writer who lands himself a job writing a novelization of a 1963 B-movie horror classic. The B-movie, "The Crawling Hand," is about a mission to Mars gone awry.

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No More Dirty Looks: Cosmetics and Chemicals

Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt explain what kinds of chemicals and toxins are found in beauty products—from self-tanner to shampoo to face cream. In No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products—and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics, they reveal that many of those unpronounceable ingredients are not regulated, and the term “natural” doesn’t mean what you think it does. They also recommend the safest, most effective products on the market and simple home recipes.

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Guest Picks: Rick Moody

What is Rick Moody's favorite novel? Read more to find out!

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