If you’re a science fiction fan, chances are you’ve heard more than a few stories about time travel. Next time on The Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll learn the history of time travel and why we care. We’ll also hear about special classes for police officers to diffuse violent situations…and spend an academic minute mourning […][Continue reading...] about #1412 “A History Of Time Travel”
On this week’s 51%, we speak with a New York Times best-selling author about her new work of fiction on women and politics, hear about suffrage and anti-suffrage exhibitions, meet a woman who connects with her Finnish past through song and listen to an essay on women and representation. Of the 535 seats in Congress, […][Continue reading...] about #1472: Seeing Female Politicians Through Fiction; Suffrage And Anti-Suffrage Displays
WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Gerald Benjamin, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement and Director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz.[Continue reading...] about #1741 – Dr. Gerald Benjamin
A December 2013 encore interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with James Reston Jr., Author of The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald and The Real Target in Dallas.[Continue reading...] about Author James Reston, Jr.
Once known as the largest ghetto in the U.S., the Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn of today is more notable for its headlines in the real-estate section. But as systematic racism converges with gentrification, the neighborhood again finds itself as the center of a cultural quandary in Brian Platzer’s debut novel, Bed-Stuy is Burning.[Continue reading...] about #1525 – Brian Platzer
Joan Hubbard Cousins: In 1975, Joan ventured out into the Alaskan wilderness. Determined to have some sort of spiritual experience she packed no food, she had no map, and three days in realized she was lost. The following stories are written adaptions from Joan’s nearly completed memoir: Hiding & Seeking: A Search For Belonging in […][Continue reading...] about Part I: Lost | Joan Hubbard Cousins