Bob Ivry, THE SEVEN SINS OF WALL STREET & Summer Reading...06/26/14
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.
Dr. Sharon Moalem, INHERITANCE & David Shenk, THE GENIUS IN ALL OF US
Dr. Sharon Moalem talks about how nature AND nurture impact our genes. His book is Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes. And we re-air our 2010 interview with journalist David Shenk about his book The Genius In...
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...
Web-Only Excerpt: Betty Medsger (THE BURGLARY) on the FBI’s Blunder in...
Betty Medsger (THE BURGLARY) on the FBI's Blunder in Camden, NJ
Betty Medsger, THE BURGLARY & Don Mitchell, FLYING BLIND
Betty Medsger talks about her book about the 1971 Media, PA theft of files from an FBI office, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI. And Don Mitchell tells how he got involved in the fight to protect endangered bats in his book,...
David Bollier, THINK LIKE A COMMONER & Michael Shuman, LOCAL DOLLARS,...
David Bollier talks about The Commons economy in his new book, THINK LIKE A COMMONER. But the Commons economy isn’t the only way to help communities -- so can the market, if it’s in the form of investing in local and sustainable businesses. Michael...
Leah Vincent, CUT ME LOOSE and Amy Dryansky, GRASS WHISTLE
Leah Vincent talks about her memoir Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood. And April is poetry month; we talk with poet Amy Dryansky about her new poetry volume, Grass Whistle, and about balancing being a mother and a poet.
Amy Dryansky reads from Grass Whistle
Amy Dryansky reads her poem "Lost and Found" from her poetry collection Grass Whistle.
Robert Harris, AN OFFICER & A SPY & Francine Prose, LOVERS AT THE...
Robert Harris talks about his terrific new novel about the Dreyfus Affair and the whistleblower who blew it wide open: An Officer And A Spy. And Francine Prose talks about her new historical novel about France in the 1930’s: Lovers At The Chameleon...
John Rennie Short, STRESS TESTING THE USA & John Michael Greer, GREEN...
John Rennie Short talks about dealing with disasters; his book is Stress Testing The USA. And could simple, affordable, appropriate technology be the solution to surviving the post industrial future? John Michael Greer says yes! His book is Green...
M.P. Barker, MENDING HORSES & Ellen Bryson THE TRANSFORMATION OF...
M.P. Barker talks about her new historical novel for middle readers, MENDING HORSES. It’s a sequel to her wonderful first novel, A Difficult Boy. And then Ellen Bryson takes P.T. Barnum’s first circus as the setting to explore the outsider in all of...
Dr. Brad Spellberg, RISING PLAGUE & Edward McClelland, NOTHIN’ BUT BLUE...
Dr. Brad Spellberg talks about his book Rising Plague: The Global Threat from Deadly Bacteria and Our Dwindling Arsenal to Fight Them. And Edward McClelland discusses the death of the labor movement, the destruction of the middle class -- and what...
Rob Okun, VOICE: MALE & Robin Moore, POEMS FROM THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT
Rob Okun talks about the collection of essays he edited, VOICE MAIL: The Untold Story of the Pro-feminist Men’s Movement. Then we re-air our 2009 interview with feminist poet Robin Moore about the anthology she edited, Poems From The Women’s Movement.
Dr. Jordan Metzl, THE EXERCISE CURE & Randy Davila, THINK LIKE A...
Sports medicine physician Jordan Metzl talks about his book The Exercise Cure: A Doctor's All-Natural, No-Pill Prescription for Better Health and Longer Life. And publisher Randy Davila discusses how to market your book in his book, Think Like A...
Judy Foreman, A NATION IN PAIN
Judy Foreman talks about America’s biggest health problem -- chronic pain. Her book, A NATION IN PAIN, is a comprehensive and fascinating exploration of what chronic pain is, what’s wrong with how our nation treats it and better ways to treat it.
Lauren Coodley, UPTON SINCLAIR & WV Remembers Maxine Kumin
Lauren Coodley talks about her new biography, UPTON SINCLAIR: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual. Then we remember poet Maxine Kumin with our 2006 interview with her and a 2007 conversation about Kumin with Jeanne Braham and Barry Moser.
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