Look to the Land

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Monday, November 28, 2005

The U.S. has a space program, but no land use program. Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt thinks we need a clear national vision for land use. Plus: Abraham Lincoln's struggle with depression. Also, the latest from P.D. James, and then a new documentary called "The Boys of Baraka."

Clear Cut

Many of America's forests, coasts, and valleys have given way to strip malls and subdivisions. Bruce Babbitt says we need to think about the future of land use in US. He served as secretary of the interior from 1993 to 2001, and his new book is Cities in the Wilderness. ...


P.D. James

P.D. James's latest Adam Dalgliesh mystery is called The Lighthouse. It's set on Combe Island off the Cornish coast.

PD James will be speaking and signing books on
Monday, November 28th at 7pm
Barnes & Noble, Union Square
33 East 17th Street


Boys of Baraka

"Boys of Baraka" focuses on a group of boys from the tough streets of inner city Baltimore who leave home to attend an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya. Leonard talks to one of those boys, Devon White, as well as filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

Music: Kronos ...



Abraham Lincoln was clinically depressed, according to Joshua Shenk, and his depression may have contributed to his greatness. Shenk is the author of a new book called Lincoln's Melancholy.

» Read an excerpt of Lincoln's Melancholy in the Reading Room

Joshua ...


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