Yearly Archives: 2012

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Richard Selznick, SCHOOL STRUGGLES; Marc Meyer, MINDUP; & Sanjay Nambiar, MAYBE

Richard Selznick
Sanjay Nambiar

Educational psychologist Richard Selznick talks about his book, School Struggles: A Guide to Your Shut-Down Learner’s Success. Marc Meyer discusses the school-based MindUp curriculum; and children’s book author Sanjay Nambiar talks about his new series, A Little Zen for Little Ones. Continue reading

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Amanda Coplin, THE ORCHARDIST & Rowan Jacobsen, AMERICAN TERROIR

Amanda Coplin
Rowan Jacobsen

Amanda Coplin talks about her novel THE ORCHARDIST. It’s about a man who takes in and shelter two young women escaping horrible abuse. And Rowan Jacobsen talks about his book, AMERICAN TERROIR: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and FieldsContinue reading

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Linda McCullough Moore, THIS ROAD WILL TAKE US CLOSER TO THE MOON & Marisa Silver, ALONE WITH YOU

 

Linda McCullough Moore

 

Marisa Silver

Linda McCullough Moore talks about her short story collection, THIS ROAD WILL TAKE US CLOSER TO THE MOON & we air a 2010 interview with Marisa Silver about her short story collection, ALONE WITH YOU. Continue reading

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Tracie McMillan, THE AMERICAN WAY OF EATING & Katherine Gustafson, CHANGE COMES TO DINNER

Tracie McMillan
Katherine Gustafson

Journalist Tracie McMillan talks about how the poor, including those who work in the food system, are treated by that system. Her book is THE AMERICAN WAY OF EATING: Undercover at Walmart, Applebees, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. Also Katherine Gustafson tells us about CHANGE COMES TO DINNER: How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers, and Other Innovators Are Revolutionizing How America Eats. Continue reading

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Brita Belli, THE AUTISM PUZZLE & Nancy Nichols, LAKE EFFECT

Brita Belli

Whats causing the autism epidemic in American children? Brita Belli talks about her book, THE AUTISM PUZZLE: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates. And its not just autism. Its also cancer and other diseases. We air our 2008 interview with journalist Nancy Nichols about her memoir LAKE EFFECT: Two Sisters and a Towns Toxic Legacy. Continue reading

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Richard Zacks, ISLAND OF VICE & Stan Cox, LOSING OUR COOL

 

Richard Zacks

 

Stan Cox

Richard Zacks discusses ISLAND OF VICE: Theodore Roosevelt’s Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York and Stan Cox talks about his book, LOSING OUR COOL: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World. Then Drew Adamek reviews Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain. Continue reading

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Andrew Nagorski, HITLERLAND & Jonathan Rabb, THE SECOND SON

Andrew Nagorski
Jonathan Rabb

Andrew Nagorski talks about his book, HITLERLAND, a first-ever account of the American eyewitnesses to Hitler’s rise to power. And novelist Jonathan Rabb discusses his latest in the Chief Inspector Nikolai Hoffner series, THE SECOND SON. It’s about a Berlin detective in the midst of the Spanish Civil War. Continue reading

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Magical Realism: Jacqueline Sheehan, PICTURE THIS & Jeanne Ray, CALLING INVISIBLE WOMEN

Novelist Jacqueline Sheehan talks about her latest work of fiction, PICTURE THIS. It’s a sequel to her bestseller, LOST AND FOUND. And Jeanne Ray discusses her newest novel CALLING INVISIBLE WOMEN. It’s about what happens when one woman discovers she has become invisible. Continue reading

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Walter Mosely, GIFT OF FIRE/ON THE HEAD OF A PIN & Eric Klinenberg GOING SOLO.

Walter Mosely
Eric Klinenberg

Walter Mosely talks about his two new speculative fiction novellas, the GIFT OF FIRE and ON THE HEAD OF A PIN; and sociologist Eric Klinenberg discusses his new book, GOING SOLO: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. Continue reading

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Steve Volk, FRINGE-OLOGY; Kim Tredick, BrainQuest; Review-Herta Mueller’s THE HUNGER ANGEL

Kim Tredick
Steve Volk

Steve Volk talks about the paranormal and his fascinating book, FRINGE-OLOGY: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable-And Couldn’t; Kim Tredick talks about the “summer slide” and BrainQuest; and Drew Adamek reviews THE HUNGER ANGEL by Herta Müller. Continue reading

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Jonathan Koomey, COLD CASH, COOL CLIMATE & Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND

Jon Koomey

 

 

Philip Warburg

Jonathan Koomey talks about COLD CASH, COOL CLIMATE: Science-Based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs. It’s about how we could ignite a new era of entrepreneurship with good, domestic jobs for a cleaner, cooler planet. And Philip Warburg naysays the skeptics in his book HARVEST THE WIND: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability. Continue reading

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Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND

Here is the rest of our interview with Philip Warburg about his book, HARVEST THE WIND. He talks about the raging controversies over wind power’s environmental record, showing that reports of bird deaths are wildly overblown, far less than the toll of climate change and the common house cat, and going down sharply because of new turbine technology. He also tackles the challenge from China, and tells us what public policy is needed to keep our wind power industry vital and growing.

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Sadie Jones, THE UNINVITED GUESTS & Sabina Murray, TALES OF THE NEW WORLD

Sadie Jones
Sabina Murray

Sadie Jones talks about her supernatural Edwardian comedy, THE UNINVITED GUESTS. And Sabina Murray discusses her collection of historical short stories about explorers, exploiters and adventurers, TALES OF THE NEW WORLD. Continue reading