Fresh Air

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Terry Gross

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1:28pm

Thu April 3, 2014
Author Interviews

Embarrassing Stains? This Housekeeping Guide Gets That Life Is Messy

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 2:48 pm

Jolie Kerr says when you have a fresh red wine stain, pouring table salt — no water — on it will suck it right up. "You can go pour some wine on your carpet tonight and try it out!" she says.
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Jerry Seinfeld used to joke that if you have bloodstains on your clothes, you probably have bigger problems than your laundry. But Jolie Kerr is here to help with all the stains — her new book is titled My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag ... and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha.

Kerr is known for giving cleaning advice for unconventional and embarrassing housecleaning and laundry problems — without the judgment of the typical holier-than-thou housekeeping advice columnist.

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12:54pm

Wed April 2, 2014
Music Reviews

Jon Langford Sings Our Impulse To Destroy

Jon Langford with Skull Orchard.
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12:00pm

Wed April 2, 2014
All Tech Considered

While Warning Of Chinese Cyberthreat, U.S. Launches Its Own Attack

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 12:54 pm

Staff members study networking at the training room of the Huawei Technologies Co. headquarters in Shenzhen, China, in June 2011.
Kin Cheung AP

The U.S. government has long complained about Chinese hacking and cyberattacks, but new documents show that the National Security Agency managed to penetrate the networks of Huawei, a large Chinese telecommunications firm, gathering information about its operations and potentially using equipment it sells to other countries to monitor their computer and telephone networks as well.

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12:08pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Author Interviews

On A 'Rigged' Wall Street, Milliseconds Make All The Difference

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 12:01 pm

"The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "It's rigged for the benefit for really a handful of insiders. It's rigged to ... maximize the take of Wall Street, of banks, the exchanges and the high-frequency traders at the expense of ordinary investors."

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12:08pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Book Reviews

This Tightly Choreographed Tale Of Ambition And Ballet Will 'Astonish'

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The title of Maggie Shipstead's second novel is: Astonish Me. She did just that --astonish me -- with her debut novel of 2012, called Seating Arrangements. After reading that novel, I likened the then 20-something-year-old Shipstead to "Edith Wharton with a millennial generation edge." The comparison remains sound.

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