Tag Archive: New York Times

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 w/ JEREMY SCAHILL (#5 NYTimes Best-seller) DIRTY WARS: The World is a Battlefield

    Aired: 05/05/13 In JEREMY SCAHILL’S new best-seller, DIRTY WARS, what begins as an investigation into a US night raid gone terribly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly transforms into a high-stakes global investigation into the rise of Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret and elite fighting force in U.S. history….

Q&A: CHARLES DUHIGG – THE POWER OF HABIT

    Aired 08/26/12 Humans are not alone in being creatures of habit, but can we do anything about it? Brain science has learned a lot about habits over the last few years. On the one hand, that gives corporations new power with which to manipulate us, but it also gives us greater power over…

Free Forum Q&A- DANIEL GOLEMAN FOCUS: Hidden Driver of Excellence

    Aired: 01/19/14 I don’t have to tell you how many messages, interruptions and distractions you are inundated with every day. Add to that the stress placed on so many of us by the many roles we play everyday – parent, partner, friend, worker, citizen. The very critical skill or quality of attention is…

Free Forum Q&A: JARON LANIER, Author of WHO OWNS THE FUTURE?

    Aired: 11/24/13 After its recent IPO, Twitter is valued at nearly $25Billion. Now what is Twitter? Millions of tweets created and shared by users plus some ads. But how many users get a piece of that $25Billion? Well, none. Where would Facebook be without Friends? What would Twitter, Amazon, Yelp, and any network…

Q&A w/ Author, GEORGE PACKER – THE UNWINDING: Inner History of New America

Aired: 06/09/13     NYTimes review: “This book hums – with sorrow, outrage and compassion.”- #8 Best-seller GEORGE PACKER has written a remarkable book, THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America. In it, he argues that seismic economic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, leaving the…

Q&A: KAREN THOMPSON WALKER – Author, THE AGE OF MIRACLES

  Aired 07/08/12 I seldom interview writers of fiction, but the debut novel THE AGE OF MIRACLES got my attention. It’s being heavily promoted as one of THE books of the summer. Enough so that I read the first couple of pages and I really like the writing. It’s about how one family in Southern…

Q&A: JONAH LEHRER, Author, NYT #1 Best-Seller – IMAGINE: How Creativity Works

  Aired 04/08/12 Do you consider yourself to be creative? Do you think of creativity as a gift, a talent, something you either have or you don’t? Do you find creativity to be a bit mystical or magical, dependent on luck, the muses, or higher powers? Today’s guest, JONAH LEHRER, has written a book in…

Economic Armageddon: Gretchen Morgensen on How Wall Street Broke the Economy

NYT business reporter Gretchen Morgensen discusses her new book and the corruption of the mortgage lending industry. July 26, 2011  | Gretchen Morgensen was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” coverage of Wall Street and has been on that beat ever since. Her new book, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition,…

Q&A: DAVID CAY JOHNSTON Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Author

Aired 04/03/11

Today one of our two major political parties – nationally and in state capitols — is unwilling to consider raising taxes no matter what the circumstances. Though most of Washington’s officials and media are hysterical about the deficit…