The Ubells take listeners calls about home repair. General Augusto Pinochet’s seizure of power in 1973 forced many prominent Chilean writers to flee the country. Exiled Chilean author and political activist, Ariel Dorfman discusses his work and the crimes of the former dictator of Chile, Exorcising Terror. Plus, Ken Adler details the development of the metric system, The Measure of All Things, and Ben Folds discusses his contribution to BAM’s Next Wave Festival and his latest album, Ben Folds Live.
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