Turning Wheels

On today’s show: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Ingrassia looks at America’s long love affair with the automobile—from the Model Ts to minivans. László Krasznahorkai, one of Hungary’s leading writers, talks about his new novel Satantango, about what happens when a charismatic figure returns to a decaying Hungarian village. Spy novelist Alan Furst describes his latest book, set in Paris on the eve of WWII. Roger Thurow discusses how poor farmers in Kenya deal with what they call “the Hunger Season.”