A Whole New Ball Game

4 segments

We’ll speak with 81-year-old jazz piano legend Barry Harris! Then, the film “Countdown to Zero” looks at nuclear proliferation and some of the terrifying near misses you’ve probably never heard of—we’ll talk with Valerie Plame Wilson, formerly of the CIA, and the documentary’s two creators. Also, Vendela Vida talks about her new novel, The Lovers. Plus, New Yorker editor David Remnick and longtime writer Roger Angell discuss the art of sports writing.