Wealth and Water

4 segments

On today’s show: R. Christopher Whelan explains what has happened historically when Americans have spent beyond their means. Then, Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin discusses his life as one of the nation’s most respected and well known poets and his efforts as a conservationist in Hawaii. Also, Simon Winchester discusses his biography of a gargantuan subject: the Atlantic Ocean. Plus, we’ll look at the best New York stories that the now-defunct City section of the New York Times published in its 16 year history.