"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.”
Thousands of farm animals are being slaughtered and Great Britain’s farmers are in crisis because of an outbreak of highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease. A panel explains what foot and mouth disease is and talks about its impact on farmers and the agricultural markets.
- John Vidal of The Guardian
- Chuck Lambert economist with the National Cattleman's Beef Association
- Dr. Alphonso Torres deputy administrator of the Veterinary Service, and Animal and Plant Inspection Service at the USDA
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