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RALPH NADER, The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for a New America

    Aired 10/14/12 I’ll be talking with NADER about the critical ideas in his wonderful new book, THE 17 SOLUTIONS: Bold Ideas for Our American Future. Learn more about RALPH NADER and SEVENTEEN SOLUTIONS at http://nader.org/ Some of the 17 solutions: * Reforming the tax system * Making our communities more self-reliant * Reclaiming…

Q&A: Rebirth of US Manufacturing – James Fallows, Charles Fishman

    Aired: 03/31/13 I do my best to question conventional wisdom, but I had heard and repeated the fact that the US had lost its manufacturing and it was never coming back so often that I assumed it must be true. But I pick up the December 2012 issue of the Atlantic magazine recently…

Q&A: ATUL GAWANDE – Surgeon / Teacher / Author – The Checklist Manifesto

Aired 03/14/10

Though Atul Gawande is a best-selling author, a Harvard professor, and an innovator in best practices for the W.H.O., he still performs 250-plus surgeries a year. A framed copy of Sylvia Plath’s poem “The Surgeon at 2 a.m.” stands on t…

Q&A: ROBERT WRIGHT, Author and Blogger

Recorded 06/05/09

Christianity, Judaism and Islam are both peaceful and violent. Robert Wright discusses what circumstances bring out the best and worst in religion.

Is religion a force for good or ill?

This question has been more energetically deba…

Q&A: LESTER BROWN – FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES

Aired: 12/23/12 Recorded: 10/17/12 When gas prices were at or near record highs a few months ago in the US, that got people’s attention. What about food prices? Have you noticed them rising? Are you making different choices in the supermarket? If not, it might be because of two things. One, in America so much…

Q&A: MICHAEL LEWIS – author – Moneyball / The Blind Side / The Big Short

Aired 04/04/10

Michael Lewis received a BA in art history from Princeton University and an Masters in economics from the London School of Economics. He worked as an investment banker for Salomon Brothers in the 80s before leaving to write LIAR’S POKER…

Q&A: ETHAN NADELMANN, DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE

Aired 08/15/10

Prohibition has failed — again. Instead of treating the demand for illegal drugs as a market, and addicts as patients, policymakers the world over have boosted the profits of drug lords and fostered narcostates that would frighten Al C…

Q&A: Naomi Wolf-Vagina: New Biography

  Aired 9/30/12 When Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth was published in 1991, Gloria Steinem hailed it as “a smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom,” recommending “Every woman should read it.” The New York Times called it one of the most important books of the 20th century. Over the intervening two…

Q&A: RAJ PATEL, Writer, activist, and academic

Aired 08/01/10

RAJ PATEL has worked for the World Bank and WTO and been tear-gassed on four continents protesting against them. Writer, activist, and academic, he is currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies, a researche…

Q&A: Q&A: PHILIP GOLDBERG/GREG EPSTEIN – Authors

Aired 11/14/10

Spiritual, but Not Religious

PHIL GOLDBERG
author, AMERICAN VEDA:
From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation — How Indian Spirituality Changed the West

GREG EPSTEIN
Humanist Chaplain, Harvard University
author, GOOD WITHOUT…