With over 2 billion cell phones in use in the developing world alone, the device has become so ubiquitous that what was once sneered at as an accessory for the rich is now almost universally accepted as a necessity of modern life. Now, game developers are beginning to explore their educational potential. In this segment […]Read More..
Former Vermont governor Madeleine Kunin (Pearls, Politics, and Power) delivered a commentary on our local NPR affiliate celebrating the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the role women played in helping to get this historic health care reform legislation passed. Listen Now Here’s a partial transcript, courtesy of VPR.net: The word […]Read More..
Is it possible to prosecute a former U.S. president for crimes committed while in office? The Washington Post’s Steven Levingston interviewed author Charlotte Dennett (The People v. Bush: One Lawyer’s Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encounters Along the Way) on his blog, “Political Bookworm,” to find out […]Read More..
Steve Fox, author of Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? debated Brian Darling of the Heritage Foundation on MSNBC about ending marijuana prohibition. Host: 56% of Californians…support legalization of Marijuana. Why do you believe so many people, at least in that state, are on your side? Fox: I think what […]Read More..
Naomi Wolf, author of ‘End of America,’ talks about why she has become an improbable Tea Party darling, and if progressives can learn from the conservative activists. In her bestselling End of America, Naomi Wolf outlines the 10 warning signs that America is headed toward a fascist takeover. Using historical precedents, she explains how our […]Read More..
Tune in to Edible Radio for an entertaining interview with Gordon “Zola” Edgar, author of Cheesemonger; Life on the Wedge (one of the wittiest titles in our catalog). In this interview Gordon tells Kate Manchester a brief version of his cheese-y story, how his life as a punk rock activist blended smoothly into a job […]Read More..
Featured on Salon.com is a Q&A session with Anya Kamanetz, author of DIYU: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. SALON: You argue for a movement toward something called “DIY U.” What is it? KAMENETZ: I define it as the mentality that there’s another way to provide the benefits of higher education to […]Read More..
The following is an excerpt from Death & Sex by Tyler Volk and Dorion Sagan. It has been adapted for the Web.(From Death by Tyler Volk.)“Is this what it’s like to die?” I wondered. “Perhaps I really am dying.” During the winter of 1996–1997, I had moved from New York City to a secluded place […]Read More..
The full video interview, on The Big Think, features Tyler Volk covering topics like ‘Why We Die,’ ‘Fear of Death Is Immature,’ ‘Why Life Needs Death,’ and more. Tyler Volk is a Science Director of Environmental Studies and Professor of Biology at New York University. He is the author of “Death & Sex” (with co-author […]Read More..
Waiting on a Train; The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service, by James McCommons was selected as one of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2009, and is a finalist for Foreword’s Book of the Year award. McCommons spent a year and traveled 26,000 miles on Amtrak, our country’s struggling passenger rail provider, while researching and […]Read More..