On tonight’s show, Josh interviews Harold Holzer about his latest work of nonfiction, Presidents vs. the Press.
In the second half, Annie talks to Vanessa Veselka about her new novel, The Great Offshore Grounds, and its treatment of income and healthcare inequality issues.
Liz talks with Barney Scout Mann, author of Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail. Legendary trail angel, thru hiker, and former PCTA board member, Barney Scout Mann spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada.
In the last part of our show, Josh speaks with Nathaniel Hicklin about his short-story collection The Adventures of Israel St. James. Follow Israel’s never-ending journey through the 19th and 20th Centuries in this complete collection of his short fiction. He’ll be rubbing shoulders with Nikola Tesla, battling rogue Pinkerton Agents in Chicago and picnicking on the Moon.
Tom Weber discusses Minneapolis: An Urban Biography.
In the last half hour we discuss the value of KFAI to encourage joining as a member.
Professor, lawyer, and author Bart Kosko discusses his new book available on Kindle called Cool Earth, a hard-edged science-fiction thriller about the catastrophic unintended consequences of a geoengineering attempt to fix global warming.
Sue Leaf joins us to discuss
Lizzie Davis talks with Write On! Radio about her translation of Juan Cárdenas novel Ornamental.
Sarah Stonich discusses her book Fishing! A Novel with Liz Olds.
Jeff Sharlet joins Write On! Radio to discuss This Brilliant Darkness with Ian Graham Leask.
Scifi/Fantasy author and blogger Christina “DZA” Marie talks with Josh about her work Diary of the Green Snake.
Dave Fettig speaks with Barbara Freese, author of Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change. She is an environmental attorney and a former Minnesota assistant attorney general. Her interest in corporate denial was sparked by cross-examining coal industry witnesses disputing the science of climate change. That earlier work led to the publication of Coal: A Human History, a New York Times Notable Book.
Josh talks with Pete Carlson about his new noir thriller Ukrainian Nights. Pete Carlson was raised in the Minneapolis area, where he graduated with his BSc and MBA from the University of Minnesota. After graduation he began developing a successful career in commercial real estate. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.
David chats with Marie Mutsuki Mockett about her new novel American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland. American Harvest is an extraordinary evocation of the land and a thoughtful exploration of ingrained beliefs, from evangelical skepticism of evolution to cosmopolitan assumptions about food production and farming. With exquisite lyricism and humanity, this astonishing book attempts to reconcile competing versions of our national story.
Liz Olds speaks with Mary Logue, “the reigning royalty of Minnesota murder mysteries” (The Rake), about her latest murder mystery The Streel: A Deadwood Mystery. Mary Logue, author of the popular “Claire Watkins mysteries”, brings her signature brio and nerve to this story of a young Irish woman turned reluctant sleuth as she tries to make her way in a strange and often dangerous new world.