Digging Beneath the Surface

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We’ll talk to filmmaker Jon Alpert about “China’s Unnatural Disaster,” his Oscar-nominated documentary about the fallout from the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan. And we’ll look into how technology has changed the lives of most librarians, and why one author thinks they remain essential in our Google-Wikipedia world. Then, John Banville discusses his new novel The Infinities, about the lives of the Greek Gods. Plus, journalist Jeff Biggers discusses the environmental -- and the human -- costs of strip mining.

Leonard Lopate has been with WNYC for 25 years! You’re invited to celebrate his anniversary at an star-studded roast on March 25th! Find out more and buy tickets here!