Ten states now have animal welfare laws requiring bigger cages for hens and livestock. We look at what these new rules could mean for food prices, farmers and how we raise animals in the United States.
Listeners join Diane to discuss one of the summer’s best selling paperbacks. The book explores the secrets we harbor from those we love, our ability to rationalize lies, and our fear that there will always be something unknowable about the people we love most.
- Judith Viorst author of many books for adults and children, including "Too Young to be Seventy," "Grown-up Marriage," "Necessary Losses," "Just in Case," and "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
- Ron Charles fiction editor at The Washington Post
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