We’ve heard of Big Oil and Big Pharma. What's Big Wine? A wine journalist explains why she says we should reject Big Wine – viticulture as a business and technology – and return to the winemaking the way it used to be done. Also: Ruth Reichl takes your calls on all things food-related. A new novel set in pre-Castro Cuba.
And to start us off: a sociologist who worked as a cop in Baltimore talks about life on the front lines of the war on drugs.
We're hosting another FREE Lopate Show film screening on Monday, August 4! We'll be watching the 1972 film "The Candidate." Find out how to RSVP.