Archive for April, 2012

David Corn, Mark Potok

April 16 . 2012

In Showdown, political journalist David Corn captures the dilemmas faced by a president assailed by disappointed progressives and defiantly obstructionist Republicans determined to see his defeat. Then, Mark Potok with the Southern Poverty Law Center talks about the rise of racial intolerance in the Trayvon Martin case.

Rafe Sagarin

April 12 . 2012

In Learning from the Octopus, ecologist and security expert Rafe Sagarin rethinks the seemingly intractable problem of security by drawing inspiration from a surprising source: nature.

David Healy

April 11 . 2012

In this searing indictment, Pharmageddon is David Healy’s most comprehensive and forceful argument against the “pharmaceuticalization” of medicine that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities.

Cory MacLauchlin

April 10 . 2012

In Butterfly in the Typewriter, Cory MacLauchlin draws on scores of new interviews with friends, family, and colleagues of writer John Kennedy Toole, as well as access to the  archive at Tulane University, capturing his upbringing in New Orleans, his years in New York City, his frenzy of writing in Puerto Rico, his return to his beloved city, and his descent into paranoia and depression.

Sarah Burns

April 9 . 2012

The Central Park Five is the spellbinding account of the real facts of the Central Park jogger case; Sarah Burns powerfully reexamines one of New York City’s most notorious crimes and its aftermath.

Teresa Ghilarducci, Alexandra Paul

April 6 . 2012

Retirement expert, Teresa Ghilarducci says you should expand pensions not cut them. Then later actress and activist Alexandra Paul talks about population control.

Van Jones

April 5 . 2012

In Rebuild the Dream, green economy pioneer Van Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider.

Timothy Stanley

April 4 . 2012

Timothy Stanley‘s, The Crusader tells the fascinating life story of Pat Buchanan, the three-time presidential candidate, Nixon confidant, White House communications director during Iran-Contra, pundit, and bestselling author.

Ronny Cox

April 3 . 2012

Dueling Banjos is a collection of stories of the making of the iconic movie Deliverance, told from the perspective of one of the four main actors in the film, Ronny Cox, who played the character of Drew.

David Scheffer

April 2 . 2012

All the Missing Souls is  David Scheffer‘s gripping insider’s account of the international gamble to prosecute those responsible for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, and to redress some of the bloodiest human rights atrocities in our time.