Sherry Lansing's Life As A Hollywood Exec; Richard Ford; Diving Into The Culture Wars; Colum McCann, Michael Groden Talk 'Ulysses'

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Movie executive Sherry Lansing joins us to discuss her life and career. Lansing became the first woman to head a Hollywood movie studio. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford discusses his memoir, Between Them: Remembering My Parents. Ford reflects on growing up as an only child whose parents had him 15 years into their marriage. WNYC host Kai Wright and WNYC reporter Amanda Aronczyk discuss the new season of “The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars.” The show looks at the people who shaped the way we talk about issues like climate change and immigration, and how they drove their ideas into the mainstream. National Book Award-winning novelist Colum McCann joins us for the latest installment in our Leonard Lopate Book Club series dedicated to reading James Joyce’s epic Ulysses. He’ll be joined by returning Ulysses expert Michael Groden, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University.