letter http://wamc.org en "To The Letter" By Simon Garfield http://wamc.org/post/letter-simon-garfield <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Few things are as exciting—and potentially life-changing—as discovering an old letter. And while etiquette books still extol the practice, letter writing seems to be disappearing amid a flurry of e-mails, texting, and tweeting.</span></p><p>The recent decline in letter writing marks a cultural shift so vast that in the future historians may divide time not between BC and AD but between the eras when people wrote letters and when they did not. So New York Times bestselling author Simon Garfield asks: Can anything be done to revive a practice that has dictated and tracked the progress of civilization for more than five hundred years?</p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81146 at http://wamc.org "To The Letter" By Simon Garfield Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World http://wamc.org/post/letters-sandy-hook-newtown-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World</em> is a deeply heartfelt collection of original letters written by members of the Sandy Hook-Newtown community, giving the world a simple and honest view into their lives.</p><p>Since the tragic events on December 14, 2012, the community has been shown a tremendous amount of love and compassion from all over the world in so many different forms. This book is a small offering from the people of Sandy Hook-Newtown, letting you know who they are and have always been.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79737 at http://wamc.org Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World Listener Essay - A Man of Letters http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-man-letters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Listener Essay by Barbara Redfield is entitled "A Man of Letters."</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Barbara Redfield 62441 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - A Man of Letters NYS Ethics Commission Pursues Complaint against Libous http://wamc.org/post/nys-ethics-commission-pursues-complaint-against-libous <p>On the heels of former New York State Senate leader Pedro Espada&rsquo;s conviction, the state&rsquo;s ethics commission is pursuing a complaint against one of Albany&rsquo;s most prominent lawmakers.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Tristan O&#39;Neill reports... &nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 11:51:44 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 38985 at http://wamc.org NYS Ethics Commission Pursues Complaint against Libous