What would it mean for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife if there were mining in the national forest? What would be the downstream consequences for communities? We talk to two experts.
Did you ever a piece of fruit that was so delicious that you went into an altered state? If so, it was probably local fruit from your farmers market. We talk to a farmer and a local food advocate about the many benefits of eating local food–and the rewards and challenges of producing it.
Jamie Bernstein‘s new memoir offers a fascinating glimpse into Leonard Bernstein’s creative life, his family life, and the hard-drinking, chain-smoking, exuberance of New York during one of its most creative eras.
The asymmetries between the Democratic and Republican parties are many these days–in the media, in their infrastructures, and in the way they seek and use power. Author Caroline Fredrickson tells us about the flaws in our current system, and how we can restore our democracy.
Until recently, mental health practitioners didn’t diagnose children with PTSD–they were thought to be “resilient,” and as a result generations didn’t receive the treatment they needed. Dr. Bruce Perry is one of the physicians responsible for challenging—and changing—that paradigm.
Timothy P. McLaughlin’s new book Seeds Under the Tongue is a compilation of poems, some of them inspired by a brush with death in a canyon that the author transformed into a ceremonial experience. McLaughlin’s work combines well-honed craft, inspiration and a profound connection to wild nature.
How is it possible that children seeking safety can be housed in squalid, filthy prison camps–in the United States? Immigration attorney Allegra Love tells us, paints the bigger picture, and shares ideas about how to respond.
Have you ever talked to someone who claims to have been abducted by aliens? We discuss the alleged phenomenon and much more on today’s program, with speakers and attendees of the annual Roswell UFO Festival. A little glimpse on a world of conspiracy theories, flying saucers, and little gray men.
While Steve Young was writing comedy for the David Letterman show, he started collecting weird vinyl records from corporate sales meetings–and found that they were full of incredible music from the weird about diesel and plumbing fixtures.
With lyrics “written by God”, the Battle Hymn of the republic has inspired American hearts and minds for generations. A ballad sung since the civil war by soldiers, slaves, and social justice activists alike, its history tells a story of our country. We talk to Harvard historian John Stauffer about his book, The Battle Hymn of the Republic.