Monthly Archives: December 2012


Ten Best Shows of 2012

Junot Diaz

WV looks back at 2012 and celebrates some of our favorite episodes with clips from our interviews with Junot Diaz (This is How You Lose Her), Ursula K. LeGuin (The Unreal And The Real), Louise Erdrich (The Round House), Margot Livesy (The Flight of Gemma Hardy), John Michael Greer (Apocalypse Not), Eyal Press (Beautiful Souls), and Walter Mosely (The Gift of Fire). Also on the list of the Ten Best of 2012 are Barbara Kingsolver (Flight Behavior), Steve Volk (Fringe-ology) and Eric Laursen (The People’s Pension). Continue reading


Episode Two: Sojourner Truth, Her Story & Meaning

Jacqueline Sheehan
Nell Irvin Painter

In the second episode in The River Runs Through Us, WV examines the life of Sojourner Truth and what she means to us. We talk with Jacqueline Sheehan about her novel about Sojourner Truth, THE COMET’S TALE; with historian Nell Irvin Painter, author of SOJOURNER TRUTH, A Life, A Symbol; and with Rachel Kuhn and Priscilla Kane Hellweg of the Enchanted Circle Theater about their musical play, SOJOURNER’S TRUTH: I Will Shake Every Place I Go To.

Our thanks to Mass Humanities for their support for this series.

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Deborah Kesten, Make Weight Loss Last; Story: “The Food Philosophe”; & Jerelle Kraus, All the Art That’s Fit to Print.

Deborah Kesten
Jerelle Kraus

Nutritionist Deborah Kesten shares the results of her research into losing weight and keeping it off. Her book is MAKE WEIGHT LOSS LAST. Then, Francesca’s story about a master chef’s philosophy about food. And Drew reviews ALL THE ART THAT’S FIT TO PRINT (And Some That Wasn’t): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page and talks with the author, Jerelle Kraus. Continue reading


Paolo Bacigalupe (encore), Susan Rockefeller, MISSION OF MERMAIDS & Jason Chin, ISLAND

Susan Rockefeller
Jason Chin

Filmmaker Susan Rockefeller discusses her film, MISSION OF MERMAIDS: A Love Letter To The Ocean. Also, children’s book author, Jason Chin, talks about his acclaimed new book, ISLAND: A Story of the Galapagos. But first, WV encores our 2011 interview with Paolo Bacigalupe about SHIPBREAKER, his dystopian sci fi novel that takes place in a world altered by climate change.

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