(1) BARBARA EHRENREICH (2005), Nickel & Dimed; Bait & Switch; (2) EDUARDO GALEANO (2009), The Open Veins of Latin America; Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone.Written on September 7th, 2022
BARBARA EHRENREICH, journalist, activist, and author of more than 20 books, died September 1st at 81. In her bestseller NICKEL AND DIMED, she explored the lives of low wage workers. Here’s my 2005 conversation with Barbara, in which we talk about her followup BAIT AND SWITCH, in which she examined the lives of white-collar unemployed. Learn more at barbaraehrenreich.com. In the second half you’ll hear my 2009 conversation with one of Latin America’s most beloved literary figures, EDUARDO GALEANO, who passed away in 2015. His many books include THE OPEN VEINS OF LATIN AMERICA and MIRRORS: STORIES OF ALMOST EVERYONE.