Cautionary Tales

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Michael Jacobson argues that we need to rethink our current prison system in Downsizing Prisons. Next, Rosie Flores and Wanda Jackson tell us about bringing rockabilly to Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing series. Then, Mo Willems tells us about his new award-winning children’s book: Knuffle Bunny. And David Sedaris describes his latest book, a collection of short stories from authors who have inspired his writing. He’s joined by one of his favorite writers, Lorrie Moore.

Downsizing Prisons

Michael Jacobson, a former Commissioner of the New York City Departments of Correction and Probation, tells us why he thinks that the current prison system is failing to reduce crime or increase safety in Downsizing Prisons.


Cool Love

Wanda Jackson earned the title Queen of Rockabilly in the 1950s. Now she’s teamed up with alt-country artist Rosie Flores. They tell us about tonight’s performance as part of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing series.

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Knuffle Bunny

Mo Willems is the author of several well-loved children’s books. He’s also a six-time Emmy Award-winning writer and animator for Sesame Street. He tells us about his latest book, a foray into a toddler’s harrowing trip to the Laundromat with her father, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale.


Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

David Sedaris tells us about a new collection of his favorite short stories—those that have inspired him as a writer. He’s joined by Lorrie Moore, whose short story "People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk" is included in Children Playing Before a Statue of ...


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