Rank #2: The Secret Language of Trees [Rebroadcast]
Trees talk to each other, and even form alliances with other trees or other species. Some are incredibly old — the root mass of aspens might live 100,000 years. In this hour, we explore the science and history of trees.
Nov 09 2019
Rank #3: Books We Can't Forget
Is there a book you can’t forget? A book that left a mark on you? We celebrate books and reading with an eclectic cast of writers from around the country.
Interviews In This Hour:
Anne Lamott on 'Pippi Longstocking' — Powerful Book Encounters — Tommy Orange on 'A Confederacy Of Dunces' — Reading As Our First Window To The World — A Book Club On The Day Of The Book Choosing — Jericho Brown on 'The Witches Of Eastwick' — The Book Burning That Brought All Of Los Angeles Together
Nov 16 2019
Rank #5: Going Underground
Nov 02 2019
Rank #6: Difficult Summer Reading
Summer reading lists are full of so-called "beach books." But if you’ve got enough time to lounge by a pool or swing in a hammock, why not tackle something more substantial?
Jul 13 2019
Rank #8: Pick Your Poison [Rebroadcast]
Jun 29 2019
Rank #9: How Africans Are Building The Cities Of The Future
Africans are moving into cities in unprecedented numbers. Lagos, Nigeria, is on track to have 100
million people. So how and why do cities thrive?
*Interviews In This Hour: *
Rediscovering the Indigenous City of Addis Ababa — 'People As Infrastructure' — A Tour Of The Networked City — 'I Am Because We Are': The African Philosophy of Ubuntu — How Pan-African Dreams Turned Dystopic — Decoding Global Capitalism on One African Street — Life in the Diaspora: How Teju Cole Pivots Between Cultures — Can Artists Create the City of the Future?
Dec 14 2019