We talk with Inside Climate News reporter Katherine Bagley about Mayor Bloomberg’s record on climate resilience for New York City. She co-wrote BLOOMBERG’S HIDDEN LEGACY with Maria Galucci. Also we hear excerpts from WV’S “Best of 2013” episodes, featuring clips from interviews with Rilla Eskew, Carla Kaplan, Marisa Silver, Ruth Ozeki and Richard Heinberg. Continue reading
We hear two Stories of British intelligence during World WWar II: Elisa Segrave talks about her memoir/history, The Girl from Station X: My Mother’s Unknown Life, and we replay our 2008 interview with Jennet Conant about The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington.
Howard Mansfield talks about his profound and delightful book, Dwelling In Possibility: Searching for the Soul of Shelter. And as we become a country of minorities — including whites — we need to change our outmoded narrative about America. Rebecca Stefoff discusses her adaptation of Ronald Takaki’s classic study of the multicultural history of America into a book for middle and highschool readers. It’s called A Different Mirror For Young People.
Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam talks about her powerful, award-winning film, A RIVER CHANGES COURSE. And Rowan Jacobsen discusses his book, AMERICAN TERROR (encore).
Mark Binelli talks about his book, Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis. It goes beyond the narrative of apocalypse to explore the resilience of Detroit’s residents as Binelli “tracks both the blight and the signs of its repurposing.”