Web Extra: Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Snowden Interview10/30/14
On October 6, Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel and contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen sat down in Moscow for a wide-ranging discussion with Edward Snowden, where he shared his thoughts on the surveillance state, the American...
Danielle Allen, OUR DECLARATION & Katy Simpson Smith, THE STORY OF LAND...
Danielle Allen talks about the foundational ideas of our American Republic in her book Our Declaration, A Reading Of The Declaration of Independence In Defense of Equality (W.W.Norton, 2014) Then Katy Simpson Smith talks about her novel, The Story of...
Mark Schapiro, CARBON SHOCK
Journalist Mark Schapiro discusses his new book, CARBON SHOCK: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy. It’s about how global warming isn’t just causing climate chaos -- it’s costing economic chaos, as well. The...
Tana French, THE SECRET PLACE & Shannon Moroney, THROUGH THE GLASS
What drives some of us to commit murder? That question is on the roster today as we talk with crime fiction writer Tana French about her terrific new novel, The Secret Place. And Shannon Moroney’s memoir Through The Glass tells a searing story about a...
Vint Virga, THE SOUL OF ALL LIVING CREATURES & Mike Graf, ADVENTURES...
Animal behaviorist Vint Virga talks about his award-winning book, The Soul of All Living Creatures:What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human. And children’s book author Mike Graf discusses his two in his series of adventures guides set in National...
Seth Rosenfeld, SUBVERSIVES & Betty Medsger, THE BURGLARY
Seth Rosenfeld talks about his bestselling history of the Free Speech Movement and its surveillance by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, Subversives. Also Betty Medgser talks about her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.
Karen Abbott, LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY & Lois Leveen, THE SECRETS...
Karen Abbott talks about her latest book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. It’s about four courageous women of the Civil War who made history. And later, we replay our 2013 interview with Lois Leveen about her novel, The Secrets of Mary Bowser. It’s...
Naomi Oreskes, THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION & Dr. James Hansen,...
Naomi Oreskes talks about the speculative novel she co-wrote with Erik Conway, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. Then, as the world prepares for climate talks and the People’s climate march in New York City, we hear our...
Paul Ehrlich, HOPE ON EARTH & Ryan Mitchell, TINY HOUSE LIVING
World-renowned biologist Paul Ehrlich talks about his new book (with Michael Charles Tobias) Hope on Earth: A Conversation. And Ryan Mitchell discusses Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet.
Thrity Umrigar, THE STORY HOUR & THE WORLD WE FOUND
WV spends the hour with Indian-born novelist Thrity Umrigar, talking about her latest work of fiction, THE STORY HOUR and her 2012 novel, THE WORLD WE FOUND. Also, we air a sneak preview from next week's show.
Nell Bernstein, BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE & Kathy Engel on poetry for peace
Nell Bernstein talks about her book, Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison (New Press.) And we hear from poet Kathy Engel about using poetry to promote peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Martin Blank, OVERPOWERED & Greg Palast, VULTURE’S PICNIC
Martin Blank talks about the dangers of cell phones,microwaves and other devices that emit electromagnetic radiation in Overpowered: The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) and What You Can Do about It. And WV re-airs a 2011 interview with...
Suzanna Danuta Walters, THE TOLERANCE TRAP & Alex Sinha ,“With Liberty...
Suzanna Danuta Walters discusses her groundbreaking new book The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality. And a new report “With Liberty To Monitor All” from Human Rights Watch says government surveillance is...
Laurie David, FED UP & Nina Planck, THE REAL FOOD COOKBOOK
Laurie David talks about her new film, FED UP, a documentary about our toxic industrial food system. It’s out with a companion cookbook, THE FAMILY COOKS. And real food maven Nina Planck says grass-fed meat and dairy are good for you. (She loves...
Bob Ivry, THE SEVEN SINS OF WALL STREET & Summer Reading List
Bloomberg News financial journalist Bob Ivry talks about his book, The Seven Sins of Wall Street: Big Banks, their Washington Lackeys, and the Next Financial Crisis (PublicAffairs.)We also have our picks for summer reading.
Elizabeth Kolbert, THE SIXTH EXTINCTION & Annalee Newitz, SCATTER,...
Science reporter Elizabeth Kolbert talks about her book,The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. And Annalee Newitz discusses the prospects for human survival amid the mass extinction we are causing. Her book is Scatter, Adapt and Remember.
Boris Fishman, A REPLACEMENT LIFE & John Cushman, KEYSTONE AND BEYOND
Boris Fishman talks about his terrific debut novel about coming of age as an immigrant in America. It’s called A REPLACEMENT LIFE. And John Cushman of Inside Climate News talks about his new e-book, KEYSTONE AND BEYOND: Tar Sands and the National...
Scott Chaskey, SEEDTIME
Poet and farmer Scott Chaskey talks about his new book, Seedtime: The History, Husbandry, Politics and Promise of Seeds.
James Romm, DYING EVERY DAY & Robert Knapp, INVISIBLE ROMANS
Who was the real Seneca -- the moral philosopher or the power broker to the Roman emperor? That’s what historian James Romm explores in his book, DYING EVERY DAY: Seneca at the Court of Nero. And Nero and Seneca were the elite, but what about the...
Jim Sterba, NATURE WARS
Journalist Jim Sterba talks about the growing battles over wildlife in America’s cities and suburbs -- about deer, beavers, geese, bears, feral cats and more. His book is NATURE WARS: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards...
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