"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
MDMA, a drug more commonly known as ecstasy, first appeared on the European dance scene about a decade ago. It arrived in the U.S. and is growing in popularity among teenagers and young adults. A panel talks about ecstasy — how it works, who’s using it, why its popularity is growing, and the risks of taking it.
- Beth Kane-Davidson director of the Addiction Treatment Center at Suburban Hospital
- John Varrone office of investigation, U.S. Customs Service
- Timothy Condon associate director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH
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