Articles Tagged ‘ journalist ’

Mike Feder, A LONG SWIM UPSTREAM & Helen Thomas WATCHDOGS OF DEMOCRACY?

July 25th, 2013

Radio host, monologist and author, Mike Feder talks about surviving a crazy childhood and finding healing in humor. His book is A Long Swim Upstream. And Helen Thomas died on July 20. We play our 2006 interview with Thomas about her book on the Washington Press Corps, Watchdogs of Democracy?

Hallie Ephron, THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN & Lionel Shriver, BIG BROTHER

July 18th, 2013

Suspense writer Hallie Ephron discusses her newest page-turner, THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN. And Lionel Shriver delves into the loyalties that can divide families in BIG BROTHER.

INTERNET & PRESS FREEDOM: Rebecca MacKinnon, Tim Karr, Alexander Cockburn

May 31st, 2013

We re-play our 2012 interview with Rebecca MacKinnon about her book Consent of the Networked. Then we look back again at Wikileaks and what it means for press freedom: we air our 2010 interviews with the late Alexander Cockburn and with Tim Karr of the organization, Free Press. And finally, we hear a Spring poem from Philip Schultz: Bleeker Street.

Anthony Lewis, FREEDOM FOR THE THOUGHT THAT WE HATE & Edward Ball, THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON

April 5th, 2013

The late Anthony Lewis on his “biography of the First Amendment,” Freedom for the Thought That We Hate. Lewis died on March 25, 2013. And Edward Ball talks with Drew Adamek about his book, The Inventor and the Tycoon. It’s about how modern media were born out of an unlikely partnership between a tycoon and an inventor who was a murderer.

Helaine Olen, POUND FOOLISH & Les Leopold, HOW TO MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS AN HOUR

March 21st, 2013

Helaine Olen talks about her exposé of the personal finance industry, POUND FOOLISH: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry and Les Leopold discusses his new book HOW TO MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS AN HOUR: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America’s Wealth.

Eric Laursen, THE PEOPLE’S PENSION & Greg Palast, BILLIONAIRES AND BALLOT BANDITS.

October 31st, 2012

Eric Laursen talks about the war on social security. His book is THE PEOPLE’S PENSION. And Greg Palast counts up nine ways Republicans are suppressing the vote — and why it matters. His book is BILLIONAIRES AND BALLOT BANDITS.

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, 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.

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 Towns 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 Müller.

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.