Archive for May, 2012

Stephen Gardner, Dennis Ross

May 31 . 2012

Stephen Gardner talks about the lawsuit on Coca-Cola the maker of VitaminWater drinks, calling its marketing claims unsubstantiated and deceptive. Then Rabbi Dennis Ross discusses his new book, All Politics is Religious.

Melissa McEwan, Ted Rall

May 30 . 2012

Hustler magazine ran a satire of a conservative columnist simulating a sex act using free speech as a defense, further denigrating women. Melissa McEwan, progressive feminist and founder of Shakesville tells us what she thinks. Then later, Ted Rall revisits the rapid rise and dizzying fall of Obama–and concludes that we lied to ourselves, about the president and the two-party system in The Book of Obama.

Martha Burk

May 29 . 2012

Martha Burk empowers the reader to cut through the double talk, irrelevancies, and false promises, and focuses directly on what’s at stake for women not only in the 2012 election, but also in the years beyond in Your Voice, Your Vote.

Chance Williams, Eben Weiss

May 24 . 2012

Chance Williams with FreePress talks about how our media system is failing. Then, BikeSnobNYC (aka Eben Weiss) takes on the trials and triumphs of bike commuting with snark, humor, and enthusiasm in The Enlightened Cyclist.

Dr. Henry Wall

May 23 . 2012

In From Healing to Hell, Dr. W. Henry Wall, Jr. tells the gripping story of his father, who was forced to participate in covert human experiments conducted by the CIA.

Jonathan Merritt

May 22 . 2012

Jonathan Meritt takes a close look at the changing religious and political environment, addressing such divisive issues as abortion, gay marriage, environmental use and care, race, war, poverty, and the imbalance of world wealth in A Faith of Our Own.

Paul Zak, Jerry McGill

May 21 . 2012

The Moral Molecule is Paul Zak’s  first-hand account of the discovery of a molecule that makes us moral revealing that compassion is part of our nature and what it means to be human. Then, Dear Marcus is a reflection on Jerry McGill’s childhood, and written as a letter to the man who shot him, whom he calls Marcus; it was the event that changed his life in an instant and left him with a disability.

Larry Hancock

May 18 . 2012

In The Awful Grace of God, Larry Hancock chronicles a multi-year effort to kill Martin Luther King Jr. by a group of the nation’s most violent right-wing extremists.

David Linden

May 17 . 2012

In The Compass of Pleasure Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level, in our brain.

Ted Williams, Lizz Winstead

May 16 . 2012

A Golden Voice is the memoir of  Ted Williams who was panhandling in December 2010 when a passerby taped him and posted a clip of him on YouTube. The video went viral, and overnight, launched him—the homeless man —into the hearts of millions. Then, Lizz Winstead, tells how she discovered her comedic voice in Lizz Free or Die, a collection of  autobiographical essays.