The Rebirth of Hillary Clinton; "Out of Hand" at MAD; Matthew Quick's New Novel; Gurus of How-To

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

On today’s show, we’ll take a look at the political rebirth of Hillary Rodham Clinton after her defeat in the 2008 primaries. Curator Ronald Lobaco and artists Richard Dupont and Barry X Ball discuss a new exhibition of digitally fabricated works at the Museum of Arts and Design. Silver Linings Playbook writer Matthew Quick talks about his new novel, The Good Luck of Right Now. Plus, the gurus of how-to, Al and Larry Ubell, answer your questions about home repair!

The Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

Instead of fading away following her defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton became a widely admired world leader, serving as secretary of state for four years. A new book HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton is based on interviews with Clinton’s intimates, colleagues, supporters, enemies, and those deep inside her inner circle to define the woman who may be our next president.

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“Out Of Hand" at the Museum of Arts and Design

Ronald T. Labaco, curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, and artists Richard Dupont and Barry X Ball, discuss the exhibition Out Of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital,” which features interactive installations and digitally fabricated works of art. It’s on view at the Museum of Arts and Design  through June 1.


Matthew Quick's Novel The Good Luck of Right Now

Matthew Quick, author of the bestseller The Silver Linings Playbook, talks about his new novel The Good Luck of Right Now, a funny and tender story about family, friendship, grief, acceptance, and Richard Gere. 

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The Gurus of How-To Look Toward Spring

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, answer questions and give advice on how to repair and maintain your home or apartment. 

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Guest Picks: Matthew Quick

Novelist Matthew Quick was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his latest novel, The Good Luck of Right Now. He also told us about his love of Scottish terriers and 21-year-old scotch. Find out what else he's a fan of!


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Proposed Ban on Microplastics in New York State

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Long Island Assemblyman Robert Sweeney announced new legislation this week which would ban plastic microbeads, the tiny abrasive particles commonly used in personal care products. The legislation would make New York State the first in the country to outlaw the beads, which are turning up in waterways and fish. Last month we spoke with Rolf Halden, Director of the Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University, and Sherri Mason, Associate Professor of Chemistry at SUNY Fredonia about why microplastics are hazardous to the environment. You can listen to that conversation above.


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