Need To Know with Mona Charen and Jay Nordlinger
Episode 74: Chewing The Fat

May 8, 2014
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NTK FeatureIn their latest episode, Mona and Jay talk about the scourge of widespread and chronic unemployment; the withdrawal of Condoleezza Rice from a commencement date; the Benghazi investigation; and other weighty matters. They also discuss the joys of language. Mona has been interested to learn lately that – ta-da! – saturated fats are good for you. Or at least not harmful. She is also faced, as a cello student, with learning a new clef. For her, that has been like castor oil, so far.

The exit music is a cello piece: the (exciting) finale of Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo” Variations, played by Leonard Rose and the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

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  1. Al Kennedy

    Mona, one of Erma Bombeck’s books had my all-time favorite book title: When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It’s Time to Go Home.  The book was hilarious.

  2. Nerina Bellinger

    Haven’t listened yet, but I’m assuming Mona has encountered tenor clef?  Perhaps she’s using the book both my boys have used – Taming the Tenor clef Dragon.  I can brely read two clefs.  My one son reads 4!

  3. Benjamin Glaser

    This is one of the best “Need to Know” I have heard.

  4. Quinn the Eskimo

    “No Class.”  I have been thinking the same thing about Obama since the lipstick on a pig remark about Sarah Palin in 2008.  It’s just below the dignity of a presidential contender.

  5. swatter

    Definitely lots of “chewing the fat”.

    Love it when Mona grits her teeth and goes after it. Perhaps, we are in doldrums. Latest article I’ve read on the Hill or Weekly Standard states Republicans have gone silent on Obamacare and go so far as to blame the robust enrollment numbers that no one can seem to verify.

    Should Republicans go silent for a short time before hammering the real disasters come this fall? Or, have Republicans just go “all in” for just the sign-up fiasco and didn’t save anything for real disaster?

    Wish Mona could address this.

    Also, I would like her to mediate the battle between the Establishment and Tea Party. I respect Tea Party but don’t like organizations- either R Party or Tea Party, so I am feeling dissed by Establishment. I hate McConnell staffers squealing when some no name Tea Party endorsed candidates lose in primary.

    However, this was a get back into action with a little “chewing the fat”, so I am just giving suggestions to setup the future.

  6. Bucky Boz

    So they do read the member feed: http://ricochet.com/so/

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