The Real World

4 segments
On today’s show, Bill McKibben talks about how we can deal with the challenges of an already warming planet. Then, Alice Walker gives a first-hand account of the devastation she’s seen in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and the Gaza Strip. Historian Hugh Ambrose talks about the companion book he wrote to the HBO miniseries "The Pacific." Plus, we’ll discuss whether “reality” culture—from Facebook to MTV’s "Jersey Shore" to the Balloon Boy—is a good or bad thing.

Pulitzer Prize Winners
Liaquat Ahamed won the Pulitzer Prize for History, for Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World. He was on the Leonard Lopate Show February 4, 2009. You can listen to that interview here.

T. J. Stiles won the Pulitzer Prize for biography, for The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. he was on the Leonard Lopate Show April 30, 2009. You can listen to that interview here.
He was also on the Leonard Lopate Show December 22, 2009, to discuss Robber Barons. You can listen to that interview here.