"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.”
Earlier this month, several companies recalled taco shells and other corn products found to contain genetically modified strains of corn that isn’t approved for human consumption. A panel talks about whether biotech firms, farmers, food manufacturers and distributors are up to the challenges presented by genetically modified crops, and what further steps the government could take to regulate food processing and labeling.
- Dr. Jim Stave vice president of research and development for Strategic Diagnostics, Inc.
- Dr. Les Crawford director of the Center for Food and Nutrition Policy at Georgetown University
- Dr. John Fagan chief scientific officer for Genetic ID, Inc.
- Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Presidential candidate
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