Archive for January, 2010

Web Extra: Howard Zinn archive interview

January 28th, 2010

Zinn spoke to Writers Voice host Francesca Rheannon in 2005 about his companion volume to A PEOPLE’S HISTORY, VOICES OF A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

Web Extra: Robert Parker archive interview

January 28th, 2010

Writers Voice guest host Jodi Schneider talked to Robert Parker in 2005 about his Spenser novel, SCHOOL DAYS, his life and his writing.

Wars of Islamic Succession and Partners in Health in Haiti

January 25th, 2010

Journalist Laurie Hazleton talks about AFTER THE PROPHET. It’s about the wars of succession after Mohammed’s death that led to the split between Shia and Sunni. And author Tracy Kidder talks about Haiti, Dr. Paul Farmer, and the organization Farmer founded Partners in Health. Kidder’s book is MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS, published in 2003.

Searching for Whitopia

January 19th, 2010

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Richard Benjamin talks about SEARCHING FOR WHITOPIA: An Improbable Journey To The Heart Of White America. It’s about his odyssey to discover the hearts and minds of those living in the overwhelmingly white enclaves that are some of the fastest growing communities in the country. And poet and children’s […]

Can only the super rich save us?

January 12th, 2010

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ralph Nader talks about his latest book, ONLY THE SUPERRICH CAN SAVE US! It’s a “utopian fantasy” about a cadre of billionaires under the leadership of Warren Buffet who take on corporate America to save democracy and the planet. And neuroscientist Sue Barry talks about conquering a visual […]

The Biggest Stories You Never Read in 2009

January 5th, 2010

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Peter Phillips of Project Censored talks about the Project’s latest yearbook of the top censored news stories of 2009, CENSORED 2010. And novelist Dan Chaon talks about his thriller, AWAIT YOUR REPLY. It examines the truth and lies about identity.