Albany, NY – While mulling over a possible run for the White House, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has been trying his hand at novel writing. He and his co-author William Forstchen have recently completed a series of novels on the Civil War. Their latest is titled Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th. Gingrich speaks about how it came about.
Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th, by Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen. Published by Thomas Dunne Books.
Albany, NY – Currently, more than 35 million Americans cannot meet their own food needs. The Food Outreach and Opportunity Development or FOOD, for a Healthy America Act would increase the supply and availability of locally produced foods by providing innovative financing for small and midsized family farmers and ranchers.
Northampton, MA – With gasoline prices hovering around 3 dollars a gallon, and an increased awareness about global warming there is some evidence to suggest more and more people are biking to work. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Arranged marriages may seem like a thing of the past, but for many cultures around the world--and in the United States--it is a time honored tradition. We'll meet an Orthodox Jew who bucked that tradition and made a movie about arranged marriages rather than entering into one herself. Her film ARRANGED is featured this weekend at the Berkshire International Film Festival. www.biffma.com
Albany, NY – First up, Full Frontal Feminism. Jessica Valenti is known for her chatty blog femenisting.com, which is targeted at women in their teens and twenties. She's just come out with a book written for the same age group called "Full Frontal Feminism." It's a quick, breezy guide to women's issues. I asked Valenti why some young women resist calling themselves feminists.
Albany, NY – Barbara Esmark is the owner of Be Gallery in High Falls, NY. She discusses the current exhibit-- Crossing Borders: Contemporary Mexican Art and Folk Art which includes whimsical depictions of village life contrasted with the sharp lines and frenetic energy of urban Mexico. It will be on display through June 12th.