Archive for November, 2009
November 30 . 2009
A major new study takes a look at working conditions worldwide and finds that the U.S lags behind other nations. Jody Heymann, author of Raising the Global Floor tells us more.
Later should gay priests be outted? Catholic League President William Donohue isn’t happy about it.
November 24 . 2009
At the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, President Obama proclaimed again that he would end “don’t ask, don’t tell”. Although he has no timetable to end the ban he reminded us that we shouldn’t be punishing patriotic Americans who are serving their country. Beth Bailey’s America’s Army provides a much needed account of the all volunteer army.
November 23 . 2009
When Billie Holliday and Nina Simone sang of Strange Fruit we saw men and not women who were murdered and tortured by lynch mobs in the South, or so we thought. In Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching, Crystal Feimster breaks new ground in racial politics during the postbellum South.
November 20 . 2009
Michael Streissguth is back writing about another Cash family member. This time it’s Rosanne in Always Been There then later, Orson Welles’ daughter, Chris Welles Feder has written a memoir, In My Father’s Shadow.
November 19 . 2009
This is the first full-scale biography of the Supreme Court’s most provocative and influential justice, Antonin Scalia. In American Original,veteran journalist Joan Biskupic presents for the first time a detailed portrait of this complicated figure and provides a comprehensive narrative that will engage adherents and critics alike.
November 18 . 2009
Will changes to healthcare reform mark the beginning of the end for women’s reproductive rights? Jon O’Brien with Catholics for Choice joins us then Scott Biddle will guide us through the energy crisis in Who Turned Out the Lights?
November 17 . 2009
What made Sarah Palin a superstar? Journalists Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe draw on their experiences as embedded reporters on the campaign with unique access to Palin’s inner circle. They reveal the juicy behind the scenes story of her rise into the international spotlight in Sarah From Alaska. Don’t underestimate her, you betcha!
November 16 . 2009
Dan Pallotta is a professional fund raiser and author of Uncharitable, which argues that charities should be empowered to more fully use market incentives to raise money and attract talent.
November 13 . 2009
Barbara Ehrenreich’s book Bright Sided is a sharp-witted knockdown of America’s love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism.
November 12 . 2009
The one the only, Kinky Friedman, internationally-hailed music icon, New York Times best-selling author, politician, founder and benefactor of Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch, and cigar company entrepreneur is entertaining as ever. The Kinkster’s new books are Heroes of a Texas Childhood, and Kinky’s Celebrity Pet Files. www.kinkyfriedman.com.
- Aug 29Eric Sterling, Barry Lynn
- Aug 28Kimberly Rae Miller
- Aug 27David Epstein
- Aug 26Peter Conners
- Aug 22Sarah Jones
- Aug 20Thurston Clark