"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.”
President Bush has asked Congress to send him a comprehensive energy bill before the August recess, and this week the Senate is tackling the task. Diane and her guests get the latest from the Capitol Hill debate over issues like oil drilling, conservation, and climate change.
- Jeremy Symons director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Global Warming Campaign
- Stephanie Cohen reporter with Dow Jones Marketwatch
- Kirk Johnson executive director of the environmental affairs unit, National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn.
Most Recent Shows
French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.
The latest research into the link between germs and mental illness -- and what we all need to know.
The country's 9-1-1 emergency call system was designed for landline telephones. With the growing reliance on mobile technology, experts say it’s out of date. Current gaps in the 9-1-1 system and how it can be improved.