power http://wamc.org en President Jimmy Carter Commentary http://wamc.org/post/president-jimmy-carter-commentary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Helen </span>Desfosses<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an Instructor in Public Policy at the </span>Osher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (pronounced </span>OH-sher<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:20:00 +0000 Helen Desfosses 87344 at http://wamc.org "The Age of Radiance" By Craig Nelson http://wamc.org/post/age-radiance-craig-nelson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In his new book,&nbsp;<em>The Age of Radiance</em>, author Craig Nelson reveals how atomic power and radiation are indivisible from our everyday lives, tracing mankind’s complicated relationship to nuclear energy.</p><p>When Marie Curie, Enrico Fermi, and Edward Teller forged the science of radioactivity, they created a revolution that arced from the end of the nineteenth century, through the course of World War II and the Cold War of superpower brinksmanship, to our own twenty-first-century confrontation with the dangers of nuclear power and proliferation—a history of paradox, miracle, and nightmare.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87067 at http://wamc.org "The Age of Radiance" By Craig Nelson "The Last Men on Top" by Susan Jacoby http://wamc.org/post/last-men-top-susan-jacoby <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Susan Jacoby, feminist—and the bestselling author of <em>The Age of American Unreason</em>, looks back at the last pre-feminist generation of men who supposedly had it all and asks: what exactly did they have?</p><p>She does so in her new book, <em>Last Men on Top</em>.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64833 at http://wamc.org "The Last Men on Top" by Susan Jacoby Dr. Gina Barreca at Zonta Club of Northampton, MA Fundraiser http://wamc.org/post/dr-gina-barreca-zonta-club-northampton-ma-fundraiser <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ginabarreca.com/">Dr. Gina Barreca</a>, author of <em>It's Not That I'm Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World</em>, has appeared on <em>20/20</em>, <em>The Today Show</em>, CNN, the BBC, NPR, <em>Oprah</em>, and <em>Dr. Phil</em> to discuss gender, power, politics, and humor.</p><p>Her earlier books include the bestselling <em>They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women's Strategic Use of Humor</em>. She will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for <a href="http://northampton-ma.zontadistrict1.org/">Zonta Club</a> of Northampton, MA on Thursday.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63498 at http://wamc.org Dr. Gina Barreca at Zonta Club of Northampton, MA Fundraiser Connecticut Regulators: Preliminary OK to Utility Deal http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-regulators-preliminary-ok-utility-deal <p>Connecticut utility regulators have given preliminary approval to a settlement with the state that would help clear the way for Northeast Utilities to purchase Massachusetts energy company NStar for $4.9 billion.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Tristan O&#39;Neill reports...</p><p>The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said Monday it believes the deal is good for ratepayers. It expects to give final approval next week after allowing the parties time to raise any final issues.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:02:16 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 35503 at http://wamc.org Connecticut Regulators: Preliminary OK to Utility Deal