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WNYC News

New York City To Address Mold Problems in Public Housing Faster

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The New York City Housing Authority say they'll eliminate mold more quickly, following a lawsuit settlement being filed Tuesday in federal court.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Monona Rossol Talks Mold

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Last fall, flooding from Superstorm Sandy resulted in mold damage in many homes, and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol helped us figure out how to prevent and treat it. Now that we're coming into humid summer weather, we'll take a look at how successful remediation efforts have been, and how we can prevent recurrences.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Daily Rituals; Accordionist Rob Curto; "Downtown Express"; Monona Rossol on Mold

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

We all have our routines, and today we’ll look at the daily rituals of creative people like Jane Austen, Benjamin Franklin, and Twyla Tharp, and how they’ve influenced their work. Accordionist Rob Curto, who’s a member of the band Matuto, performs live in our studio! Michael Bacon, Nellie McKay, and Philippe Quint discuss recording the soundtrack to David Grubin’s film “Downtown Express.” And Monona Rossol talks about how to deal with mold damage from Sandy.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Studying Mold and Mites at Murray's Cheese

Friday, May 03, 2013

Cave master Brian Ralph of Murray's Cheese Shop and Harvard microbiologist Benjamin Wolfe talk about the molds and mites flavoring the cheese in the caves. Find out what's growing on your cheese.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Mold

Friday, November 30, 2012

Mold is a common household nuisance—it can appear on shower curtains and in damp basements and on aging foods in the refrigerator, but it’s a major concern in the aftermath of flooding caused by Sandy. Industrial hygienist and environmental health expert Monona Rossol and microbiologist Chin Yang, of Prestige EnviroMicrobiology, explain what mold is, where it comes from, how it grows, what it can do to your home and health, and how to get rid of it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dark and Light

Friday, November 30, 2012

On today’s show: We’ll find out about the complicated and often misunderstood history of Afghanistan. The director and two of the stars of a new production of “The Piano Lesson,” the fourth play in August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle. A. M. Homes talks about May We Be Forgiven, her new dark-comic novel about 21st century suburban life. Please Explain is all about mold!