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Columnists: September 2012 Archives

Brush Your Teeth!!!!

You've heard it from your dentist...and your parents. But what kind of toothbrush should you use WHEN you're brushing? Citizen Talin has investigated. She shared her findings with Mary Ito.
Listen. audio (runs 10:06)
You can also follow Fresh Air's consumer columnist on Twitter @CitizenTalin.

Fall Books Preview

Fresh Air's book panel---book columnist and editor Becky Toyne and Erin Balser from CBC Books---joined Mary Ito with a preview of the hot books to read this autumn.
Listen to that conversation. audio (runs 13:40)

Here are Becky and Erin's reading recommendations, beginning with Becky's list:

J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy.
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown

Marjorie Celona, Y
PUBLISHER: Hamish Hamilton Canada

Miranda Hill, Sleeping Funny
PUBLISHER: Doubleday Canada

Jon Klassen, This is Not My Hat
PUBLISHER: Candlewick

And here's Erin's list:

The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf Publications)

NW by Zadie Smith (Penguin Books)

The Blondes by Emily Schultz (Random House)

Danny's Excellent Belize Adventure

Toronto singer/songwriter Danny Michel went out of town to record his latest album. WAAAAAY out of town...all the way to the Central American country of Belize. The album is called Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me. And Reuben Maan provided Mary Ito with the story behind the recording.
Listen to what Reuben had to say. audio (runs 6:10)
NOTE: Copyright restrictions prohibit inclusion of the music originally contained in this item.
You can check out the CBC Music website for Reuben's Q&A with Danny Michel.