Archive for August, 2010

Dr. Gail Dines

August 16 . 2010

Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston and the author of an explosive new book, Pornland,  about the sex industry and why pornography has never been a greater threat to our relationships. She is also a founding member of  Stop Porn Culture, an educational and activist group made up of academics, anti-violence experts, community organizers and anyone who is concerned about the increasing pornification of the culture.

Peter Maass

August 13 . 2010

Peter Maas, a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine gives us an examination of oil’s indelible impact on the countries that produce it and the people who possess it in Crude World.

Mary Roach

August 12 . 2010

Mary Roach‘s books are about the human body in strange circumstances and in her latest, Packing for Mars, she explores outer space and puts the magic back into the great beyond.

Amy Bach

August 11 . 2010

Attorney and journalist Amy Bach spent eight years investigating the widespread courtroom failures that each day upend lives across America. In the process, she discovered how the professionals who work in the system, however well intentioned, cannot see the harm they are doing to the people they serve in Ordinary Injustice.

Robert Walker, Gene Weingarten

August 10 . 2010

Population issues are heating up around the world, but is it still a problem? Robert Walker with the Population Institute is critical of those who have a Pollyanna approach to a very real concern. Then later, Pulitzer Prize winner, Gene Weingarten from the Washington Post talks about his newest book, Fiddler in the Subway.

Susan Southard

August 9 . 2010

Today is the 65th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing and author Susan Southard invites readers into the daily lives of five survivors who were all teenagers at the time of the attack.  Southard has traveled to Nagasaki four times since 2003 to do interviews and was granted access to testimonies and original sources not available elsewhere. The book will be completed in 2011.

David Wessel

August 6 . 2010

David Wessel is the economics editor of the Wall Street Journal. His bestselling book In Fed We Trust has been updated. Two years since the recession began, we explore what, if any, Federal Reserve policies have worked-but why it didn’t see disaster coming.

Craig Parshall

August 5 . 2010

Craig Parshall is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, and the author of six legal–suspense novels. He has co-authored with Tim La Haye,  Edge of Apocalypse, an adrenaline-fueled political thriller laced with End Times prophecy.

Daniel Brog

August 4 . 2010

David Brog is the executive director of Christians United for Israel and his new book, In Defense of Faith , rebuts the fashionable arguments against religion and presents the strong and lasting record of the Judeo-Christian idea .

Andrea Lyon

August 3 . 2010

Attorney, professor and author Andrea Lyon was the first woman to serve as lead attorney in a death penalty case. Throughout her career, she has defended those accused of heinous acts and argued that, no matter their guilt or innocence, they deserved a chance at redemption in Angel of Death Row.