REBROADCAST - Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on "Tightrope"
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New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof grew up in rural Yamhill County. Years later, he found that about a quarter of the children who rode the school bus with him had later died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide or accidents. We talk with Kristof and his wife Sheryl WuDunn about the lives of poor, rural Americans in their new book, “Tightrope.”
In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Nicholas Kristof, an award winning columnist at the New York Times and dedicated section hiker. Nicholas has won two Pulitzer prizes for his coverage of China and the genocide in Darfur, and section hiked the PCT with his daughter Caroline over a few summers. Now, he’s working on section hiking the Pacific Northwest Trail, hiking with his wife, their daughter, and her boyfriend. Blissful Hiker covers the benefits and drawbacks of section hiking versus thru-hiking, how to plan hikes and stay in shape while working a job, and hiking with others. Gossamer Gear discount code: Use code "walkingdistance" to save 15% off your cart at GossamerGear.com Interview with Nicholas Kristof 4:02 - When and how did you get involved in backpacking? 4:52 - What’s your relationship like with Caroline, your daughter? You section hiked the PCT together over several summers when she was a teenager. 6:33- Did you give yourself trail names, or were they given? 7:03 - You section hiked the PCT, and I wanted to talk about the difference between thru-hiking and section hiking. What are the advantages and disadvantages? 9:10 - I found it interesting that you pushed yourself so hard while on the trail, even though it was your vacation time. 10:54 - I’m curious about ultralight, have you always been ultralight? 12:01 - How do you plan your trips, itinerary and resupply, and stay in hiking shape while you’re in your “normal life” working? 14:17 - Background of ultralight origins before the mainstream movement 17:00 - You’ve been to many countries in precarious situations while working at the New York Times, so I assume you feel no fear on the trail. 17:48 - Would you describe your backpacking experiences as diversions, vacation, or even therapy? 19:16 - The pandemic has changed our relationship with the outdoors, with more use of our trails. Do you think it’s a good thing? 20:45 - You mention your “summer place” as a spot on Mount Hood. 21:15 - If you could share one thing with someone considering giving backpacking a try, what would you say? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Nicholas Kristof - NYT columns Nicholas Kristof - Backpacker Magazine Nicholas Kristof on Facebook Bureau of Land Management U.S. Department of Agriculture Follow The Trek on Instagram. Follow The Trek on YouTube.
Nick Kristof is a self-described “Oregon farm boy turned New York Times columnist.” We discussed his latest book, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope. Written with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, it explores why some people, including many childhood friends from his #6 school bus, have dramatically different life outcomes than others.It was a deeply honest and personal conversation about our friends, our lives and what contributes to where we end up. Links to learn more about: Nicholas Kristof Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope Kristof Impact Find out more: https://movingupusa.com/podcast HOST Bob McKinnon is a writer, designer, and teacher who asks us to reconsider the way we see success and the American Dream. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Fast Company, NPR, and PBS. His own journey out of poverty was captured in his TEDx talk: How Did I End Up Here. Through his writing and this podcast, he hopes to pay tribute and thanks to all those who have helped him and others move up in life. CREDITS Attribution is distributed in part by Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from PBS flagship station, WNET in New York, reporting on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America. You can learn more at pbs.org/chasingthedream. This show was edited by No Troublemakers Media. Music by Jonnie “Most” Davis. Our final credit goes to you, the listener, and to everyone who helped you get to where you are today. If this show has reminded you of someone in particular, make their day and let them know.
Ep 16: Americans Reaching For Hope with Nicholas Kristof
Crazy Amazing Humans
Join us for our first anniversary episode with Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the New York Times, best-selling author and a regular CNN contributor. We share an insightful and intelligent conversation about various subjects of his columns such as Darfur, The Heart of Nuba in Sudan, the Kevin Cooper story and current political and economic factors. Learn about Kristof’s passions, motivations and renowned “Annual Gift Giving Guide” that raised more than $9.3 million for underserved people in 2020.
Nicholas Kristof: Award-winning Journalist & Political Commentator
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Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While the individual in this interview discusses legislatively-related issues, Fight the New Drug is non-legislative.Trigger Warning: Graphic descriptions of sex trafficking, abuse, rape, child sexual abuse materials, drug use, and suicide ideation are discussed during this conversation. Listener discretion is advised.Nicholas Kristof is an American journalist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and columnist for the New York Times since 2001. His investigative opinion column published on December 4, 2020, titled, “The Children of Pornhub,” shocked and educated many people around the world because it gave visibility to the stories of victims of image-based sexual abuse and child sexual abuse material who have had their violation shared on porn sites and social media platforms. The outcry in response to the article resulted in porn giant Pornhub purging their platform of unverified videos, deleting over 10 million videos from the site—but the battle won't end there. Kristof’s coverage of these issues continues the work of many journalists, advocates, and survivors in uncovering the dark side of the internet that most people do not want to think about, and exposes the implications of directly and indirectly supporting porn sites with user-uploaded content.Listen to podcast host Garrett Jonsson talk with Nicholas about the ugly side of the porn industry, what has happened since Nicholas Kristof’s bold opinion columns were published, and what he expects he’ll do to continue to uncover the world of sexual exploitation.Note: We are grateful that Nicholas Kristof took time out of his busy schedule to speak with us and give our listeners more insight into this topic. In the limited amount of time we were able to meet, we did our best to get through as many questions as we could, discussing questions we knew our listeners would have.You can find Nicholas’ initial article, “The Children of Pornhub,” here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/opinion/sunday/pornhub-rape-trafficking.html?searchResultPosition=3His follow-up article published five days later titled, “An Uplifting Update, on the Terrible World of Pornhub,” can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/09/opinion/pornhub-news-child-abuse.htmlPhoto and articles credit: The New York Times.Click here to learn more about the guest, and access the resources discussed in this episode.To learn more about the harms of pornography on consumers, relationships, and its larger societal impacts, visit FTND.org.To support this podcast, click here.As you go about your day we invite you to increase your self-awareness, look both ways, check your blindspots, and consider before consuming.
Pulitzer prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof has covered neglected social and economic welfare topics all over the world, but his most recent book, “Tightrope: Americans Reaching For Hope” is an exploration of poverty in America seen through a very personal lens – the community in which Nick grew up. Strikingly, while many may focus on the importance of support for adults, rehabilitation, and remediation, Nick and his co-author and wife, Sheryl WuDunn, chose to put the focus on something near and dear to the heart of this podcast: the dramatic, deep, and powerful importance of early foundational health.