Chemical Reaction

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On today’s show: Our resident chemist and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol returns to talk about the proposed Toxic Chemicals Safety Act that is currently before Congress. Then, literary critic James Wood joins us for the third installment of our Underappreciated summer reading series—we’ll examine the life and work of English writer Henry Green. Also, restaurateur Zarela Martinez talks to us about authentic Mexican food. Plus, Amitava Kumar looks at the cultural logic and global repercussions of the war on terror.