Is money the root of all evil? A former monk says no–at least not if you use it in a way that is respectful of life. Doug Lynam talks about his new book and about walking the middle path between greed and self-denial.
Our immune system has evolved over millions of years into extraordinarily effective forces for fighting off illness. But they’re not perfect. New York Times reporter Matt Richtel tell us how they work, what can go wrong, and what we can do to stay as healthy as possible.
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Anne Hillerman’s new book The Tale Teller is the fifth book in the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series. We talk about the story, the craft of mystery writing, and the cultural/historical background.
Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev is author of the new book, The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets: Then and Now. We talk about the relevance of the teachings of the Torah to our lives today, and the continuities between ancient and modern social and political problems.
Are you distracted, unable to read deeply or for more than a few minutes? Are you continually checking your devices? If so, you’re one of millions whose brains have changed because of our technologies. Nicholas Carr is one of the world’s leading experts on how this works–and what we can do.
Neal came from sharecroppers in Louisiana, and made his way to the air force and then Las Vegas, NV, where he became the first and longest-serving African American state senators in the state’s history–always fighting for justice and equality.
That’s the name of Leah Penniman‘s new book, and it’s a profound and wide-ranging exploration of everything from the practical details of how to start a farm, to the rich history of African-heritage farming.
Is our weed killer killer killing us? Author Carey Gillam talks about her book Whitewash, the efforts to hold Monsanto accountable, and a vision for an agriculture that doesn’t rely on heavy chemical use.
Juries are finding that Monsanto’s Roundup is a dangerous carcinogen–and that the company has been misrepresenting its toxicity. Author Carey Gillam talks about her book Whitewash, the efforts to hold Monsanto accountable, and a vision for an agriculture that doesn’t rely on heavy chemical use.
Salvatore Scibona‘s novel, The Volunteer, is an exquisitely observed and crafted novel that tells the stories of the people and events leading up to a crime in which a little boy is left alone in an airport, speaking a language that nobody understands.