Articles Tagged ‘ journalist ’

Michael Grunwald, THE NEW NEW DEAL & James Steele, THE BETRAYAL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM.

October 24th, 2012

Journalist Michael Grunwald discusses his book, THE NEW NEW DEAL: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. It tells the surprising story of the Obama stimulus. And investigative reporter James Steele talks about the latest book he co-authored with Donald Bartlett, THE BETRAYAL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM: What Went Wrong.

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

August 15th, 2012

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, Applebee’s, 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.

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

August 9th, 2012

Brita Belli talks about her book, The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates. And journalist Nancy Nichols talks about her memoir LAKE EFFECT: Two Sisters and a Town’s Toxic Legacy.

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

July 26th, 2012

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.

Andrew Nagorski, HITLERLAND & Jonathan Rabb, THE SECOND SON

July 17th, 2012

Andrew Nagorsky 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.

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

June 13th, 2012

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 MĂĽller.

Will Potter, GREEN IS THE NEW RED & David Gessner, MY GREEN MANIFESTO

April 25th, 2012

Will Potter discusses GREEN IS THE NEW RED: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege. And nature writer David Gessner talks about his canoe trip down the Charles River and how it inspired his latest book, MY GREEN MANIFESTO.

Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin, AN UNCOMMON JOURNEY & Eyal Press, BEAUTIFUL SOULS

April 18th, 2012

Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin talk about their memoir, AN UNCOMMON JOURNEY: From Vienna to Shanghai to America, A Brother and Sister Escape to Freedom During World War II.

Elmer Luke, MARCH WAS MADE OF YARN; Stephen Pierson & Rich Benjamin, CANTEEN; Marvin Kitman on Rupert Murdoch

March 7th, 2012

Elmer Luke talks about MARCH WAS MADE OF YARN: Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown; Marvin Kitman on Rupert Murdoch (encore); and publisher Stephen Pierson & contributor Rich Benjamin talk about the literary magazine Canteen.

Jim Motavalli, HIGH VOLTAGE & James Hoggan, CLIMATE COVER-UP

February 29th, 2012

Journalist Jim Motavalli talks about the electric car revolution. His new book is HIGH VOLTAGE: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry. And WV airs a 2010 interview with James Hoggan of DeSmogBlog about his book, CLIMATE COVER-UP.

James Workman, HEART OF DRYNESS & Christine Shearer, KIVALINA

December 6th, 2011

James Workman talks about his book, THE HEART OF DRYNESS: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought. And journalist Christine Shearer talks about KIVALINA: A Climate Change Story.

Jeff Sharlet, SWEET HEAVEN & Chris Hedges, DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS

November 16th, 2011

Rolling Stone journalist Jeff Sharlet talks about his terrific book, SWEET HEAVEN WHEN I DIE and Chris Hedges tells us about his book, DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS.

Gail Levin, John van Sickle & Jeff Sharlet

October 26th, 2011

Art historian Gail Levin talks about her acclaimed LEE KRASSNER: A Biography; John Van Sickle talks about his translation of VIRGIL’S BOOK OF BUCOLICS, and WV airs a brief excerpt from an upcoming interview with Jeff Sharlet about his book, SWEET HEAVEN WHEN I DIE.

Susan Freinkel, PLASTIC & Dan Ferber CHANGING PLANET, CHANGING HEALTH

September 14th, 2011

Susan Freinkel talks about her fascinating exploration into our plastic world, PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story. And science journalist Dan Ferber discusses CHANGING PLANET, CHANGING HEALTH, the book he co-wrote with epidemiologist Dr. Paul Epstein. It’s about epidemics and other health effects of global warming.

Green Home: Eric Corey Freed and Barry Katz

August 3rd, 2011

Eric Corey Freed talks about the book he co-authored with Kevin Daum, GREENSENSE FOR THE HOME; Barry Katz tells us about PRACTICAL GREEN REMODELING; & green architect Betsy Pettit talks about the deep energy retrofit she did of her old house.