"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.”
Job cuts, plant closings, and a dwindling market share are raising concerns about American auto companies. Diane and her guests talk about changes in the industry and implications for the economy and U.S. consumers.
- Michael Robinette vice president of Global Forecast Services, CSM Worldwide. Based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. (a global automotive research house) clients are vehicle manufacturers and suppliers and government.
- Micheline Maynard Senior Editor of Changing Gears - a new public radio project. She is former Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times and author of "The End of Detroit" (Currency)
- Warren Brown automotive writer and "On Wheels" columnist for The Washington Post
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