Rye Barcott – It Happened on the Way to War

David speaks with Rye Barcott about his new book It Happened on the Way to War. This book serves as Barcott’s very personal memoir into a life that found him balancing his humanitarian work in foreign countries with being a soldier serving in Iraq. Rye Barcott is a former Marine Corps captain and cofounder of Carolina for Kibera, an acclaimed non-governmental organization that uses a unique model of participatory development to break cycles of violence and develop leaders in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.

Original Air Date: 04-28-2011

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Mark Feldstein – Poisoning the Press

David speaks with journalist turned author Mark Feldstein about his new book,Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture. The book describes the feud and antagonism between President Nixon and investigative journalist Mark Feldstein.

Original Air Date: 04-26-2011


Harry Shearer – The Big Uneasy

David speaks with Harry Shearer about his new documentary film about Hurricane Katrina called, The Big Uneasy. Shearer, a longtime resident of New Orleans’ French Quarter, is best known for his versatile voice. He does the voices for many of the Simpsons best known characters including Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Otto, Reverend Lovejoy, etc. The Big Uneasy centers on, and in many ways faults, the actions and inaction of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Original Air Date: 04-26-2011


Bill Shore – Malaria

David speaks with author Bill Shore about his new book The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men: Inspiration, Vision, and Purpose in the Quest to End Malaria.

Original Air Date: 04-20-2011


Geraldine Brooks – The People of the Book

David speaks with Geraldine Brooks about her work, The People of the Book. In this work Brooks, a former New York Times columnist, creates a fictional narrative around the true life drama of a mysterious missing Hebrew Haggadah pilfered from Sarajevo. The Haggadah is the prayer book used by Jews on Passover to tell the story of the Israelites exodus from Egypt.

Original Air Date: 04-19-2011


Ellen Barry – Kazakhstan Elections

David speaks with NY Times foreign correspondent Ellen Barry about the recent Kazakhstan elections, which took place on April 3. Ellen explains how these elections were only interesting because most citizens of Kazakhstan are certainly on board with their current President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Nazarbayev was elected with 95% of the vote for his 3rd term in office.

Original Air Date: 04-18-2011


Peter Bergen – The Longest War

David speaks with author Peter Bergen about his latest book The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and al-Qaeda. This is Bergen’s third book after Holy War Ink and The Osama I Know. The Longest War examines the history of The United States’ war on terrorism from all sides. Peter Bergen was the first American to interview Osama Bin-Laden in 1997 and serves as terrorism expert for CNN.

Original Air Date: 04-1-2011