In 18th-century England, viruses and bacteria were not understood — but the idea of contagion was part of the social fabric. We talk to Annika Mann, an ASU scholar of 18th-century and Romantic-era British literature and culture.
Ronnie Cummins analyzes what’s not working about our food system and lays out a blueprint for change — while reminding us that regenerative agriculture is ultimately a necessity.
Is our society evolving, or eroding, or both? We talk with deep thinker, activist, and prolific author Terry Tempest Williams‘ about her new book of essays, Erosion: Essays of Undoing.
Historian C.J. Alvarez tells the history of the border through it many building projects — designed both to keep people (and cattle) out of the US and to facilitate the flow of commodities in both directions.
Living on the street…recovering from an illness…establishing an exercise routine–wherever we are, our animals help us to survive and thrive. We talk to Karen Cain of the Street Homeless Animal Project, and to author Carlyn Montes de Oca.
…those are just some of the stories of Jack Loeffler‘s fascinating memoir, Headed into the Wind — a tale of explorations in consciousness from nature and indigenous mind to music and the counterculture.
What do you do if you see illegal, unethical, or wasteful activities in your government job? If you speak out what will happen–to those at fault, and to you? Political scientist Allison Stanger‘s new book recounts a history of whistleblowers and what’s at stake today.
Fred Hampton was a young, charismatic, and brilliant leader in Chicago’s black community when he was gunned down by the police. We talk to Hampton’s attorney and biographer Jeffrey Haas, on the 50th anniversary of Hampton’s death.
Photographer Michael Berman‘s black and white photographs tell the story of life and land on the border, and his essays reveal what happens behind the camera.
Are we rapidly approaching the day when artificial intelligence will be smarter than the people who invented it? What are the benefits of AI, and what are the dangers? We talk to computer scientist Melanie Mitchell about her new book.