Monthly Archives: January 2018

Podcast

Carl Safina Talks About Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling, Then & Now

We talk with conservation biologist and author Carl Safina about Trump’s plan to target offshore waters for massive oil and gas drilling while abolishing safety rules put in place after the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010.

But first, we re-play our 2011 interview with Safina talking about his book about the Deepwater Horizon blowout, A Sea In Flames.

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Podcast

Brian Platzer,  BED-STUY IS BURNING & Peter Moskowitz, HOW TO KILL A CITY

Our theme this episode is gentrification. We talk with Brian Platzer about his novel Bed-Stuy is Burning (Simon and Schuster). It’s about what happens when tensions between gentrifiers and the gentrified explode.

Then we re-air our interview from 2017 with Peter Moskowitz about his book, How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood. Continue reading

Blog

First PEER/NYPAN Candidates Forum: David Pechefsky & Vivian Viloria-Fischer

Six Congressional candidates are vying to unseat U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin (R) in Congressional District 1 in Suffolk County, New York. On January 9, PEER/NYPAN held the first of three Democratic Candidate Forums.

In a lively discussion, Vivian Viloria Fisher and David Pechefsky answered questions on the issues. Writer’s Voice is hosting this audio as a public service. Continue reading

Podcast

Katherine Paterson, MY BRIGADISTA YEAR & Jessica Yu, GARDEN OF THE LOST AND ABANDONED

We talk with Katherine Paterson, the best selling author of The Bridge to Terabithia, about her new YA novel, My Brigadista Year. It’s about the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign and its teenage heroes.

Then, Jessica Yu talks about her book Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves. It’s about a courageous and compassionate Ugandan journalist who rescues children who have become lost or cast out from home. Continue reading