Naomi Oreskes, THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION &...09/18/14
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...
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...
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