Emmy Award-winning MSNBC host Chris Hayes joins us to discuss how the U.S. is drifting towards a police state that venerates the law and obsesses over order at the risk of civil rights. He looks at how fear causes us to make dangerous and unfortunate choices, both in our society and at the personal level. Joselin Linder joins us to discuss her book, The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future. When Linder was in her 20s, she was diagnosed with a strange and deadly medical condition. After years of investigating medical records and family history, she discovered that it was a genetic disease shared by 14 people in her family. Author Peter Heller discusses his new novel Celine, which tells the story a private eye working out of her apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. A young woman named Gabriela enlists Celine in tracking down her father who went missing in Yellowstone National Park. During their investigation, it becomes clear that they are being followed by someone who doesn’t want them to uncover the truth. James Crawford discusses the history, archaeology and stories behind some of world’s most iconic buildings and the people who inhabited them. He explores structures from the deserts of Iraq and the plains of Mongolia, to the cities of Jerusalem, Istanbul, Paris, Rome, London and New York.
Note: All of the segments in this episode of the Leonard Lopate Show originally aired in March 2017.