Albany, NY – Joel Best-- author of Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists--talks about his new book Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads.
Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads, by Joel Best. Published by University of California Press.
Albany, NY – The Newburgh Preservation Association is having their 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Cruise and this year they'll be honoring the world-renowned painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly--as well as raising funds to preserve the Newburgh Dutch Reformed Church. Stuart Sachs, the Vice President of the Newburgh Preservation Association, and Winthrop Aldrich, past deputy commissioner for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation tell us about the event.
Albany, NY – Macau is a bit of an enigma. Originally a quaint trading outlet off the coast of China, today Macau is the Las Vegas of the East. Essayist Richard Frisbie spent some time in this dynamic city and he shares his tales of curry, casinos and coconut.
Albany, NY – Sara Gruen's novel Water for Elephants was one of the most talked about books of 2006. It is now out in paperback and it tells the story of Jacob Jankowski who was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the Great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell.
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. Published by Algonquin.
Albany, NY – Bruce Dern's career has run the gamut from B movies to Z movies, to becoming an Oscar Nominee, and he has created some of the most indelible performances in modern cinema. For many filmgoers, he will always be the guy who killed John Wayne in "The Cowboys." His latest project is the book: Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have. In the first part of a two part interview, Dern talks about how he came to write this story.
Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have, by Bruce Dern. Published by Wiley.
Albany, NY – Lawrence Anthony wrote a book about his adventure in Iraq, entitled Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo. He speaks to Joe about his amazing experience; first trying to get into Baghdad, and then attempting to save and maintain exotic animals from the zoo and around Baghdad.
Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo, by Lawrence Anthony. Published by Thomas Dunne Books.
Albany, NY – In her book The Not So Big Life, Sarah Susanka writes about how we can streamline our lives to cut out the clutter and focus on what's important. Susanka is an architect whose previous book, The Not So Big House focuses on doing the same thing for homes.
The Not So Big Life: Making Room for what Really Matters, by Sarah Susanka. Published by Random House.