Archive for January, 2011

Sherry Turkle

January 31 . 2011

MIT based psychologist Sherry Turkle explores how digital technology has changed our relationships to the world and to each other in Alone Together.

Conor Cunningham

January 28 . 2011

According to British scholar Conor Cunningham, the debate today between religion and evolution has been hijacked by extremists: on one side stand fundamentalist believers who reject evolution outright, and opposing them are fundamentalist atheists who claim that Darwin’s theory rules out the possibility of God in Darwin’s Pious Idea.

Herb Silverman, Daniel Akst

January 27 . 2011

Restrictions at religious hospitals spark conflict and scrutiny. What to do when faith and healing collide with Herb Silverman, Founder and President of the Secular Coalition for America. Later, the book , We Have Met the Enemy by Daniel Askt is a brilliant and irreverent search for answers that delve into overeating, overspending, procrastination, anger, addiction, wayward sexual attraction and most of the other homely transgressions that bedevil us daily in a world of freedom, prosperity and technological empowerment.

Emily Lambert

January 26 . 2011

In The Futures, Emily Lambert, senior writer at Forbes magazine, tells us the rich and dramatic history of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, which together comprised the original, most bustling futures market in the world.

Jay Walljasper

January 25 . 2011

Jay Walljasper discusses the commons — the things in life that belong to everyone, from water and wilderness to the internet and public spaces in All That We Share.

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January 24 . 2011

Father Albert Cutie

January 24 . 2011

In this deeply personal and controversial memoir, Father Albert Cutié tells about the devastating struggle between upholding his sacred promises as a priest and falling in love in Dilemma.

Gary W. Moore, Herman Schwartz

January 21 . 2011

What really brought down singer Buddy Holly’s plane? Gary W. Moore has new twist on the tragic crash and says the investigation should be reopened in Hey Buddy. Later, law professor Herman Schwartz says the gerrymandering orgy begins with a bizarre menagerie of electoral districts that make a travesty of democracy.

Mark Stephens, Seth Mnookin

January 20 . 2011

Arizona is no longer covering transplant operations under its Medicaid program because it’s too expensive. Mark Stephens, executive with the National Patient Advocate Foundation tells us what he thinks of that decision.  Then, is there an autism vaccine connection? In The Panic Virus, journalist  Seth Mnookin draws on interviews with parents, public-health advocates, scientists, and anti-vaccine activists to tackle a fundamental question: How do we decide what the truth is?

Jay Bakker

January 19 . 2011

Jay Bakker, son of the infamous televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye recounts how he came to an understanding of grace that led him to champion gay rights in the church in his new book Fall to Grace.