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Aug 29, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Wiliam Powers

 

William Powers new book, Dispatches From The Sweet Life, is an exploration into living a life in harmony. For Powers and his family, means a life far from the American consumerist dream.

Powers has worked for more than 20 years in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa, and North America. From 2002 to 2004 he managed a community project in the Bolivian Amazon that won a  prize for environmental innovation from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

His essays, commentaries and articles have appeared in the New York Times,The Washington Post,the Atlantic and Slate. He is the author of 4 books -including New Slow City and Twelve by Twelve.  Powers has worked at the World Bank and holds international relations degrees from Brown and Georgetown.

As a third-generation New Yorker, Powers is familiar with the lure of bright lights and big cities. That's why Powers spent two decades exploring the American culture of speed and its alternatives in some fifty countries around the world.  Powers is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and an adjunct faculty member at New York University.

Aug 22, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Brantley Hargrove

Brantley Hargrove's new book out this year is The Man who Caught The Storm, The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samara. He has written for many publications including Wired, Popular Mechanics and Texas Monthly.

In the early 2000s, Brantley Hargrove described himself as  rudderless University of North Texas undergrad not knowing what he was going to do with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.He had been on the staff of the campus newspaper. And- He had some good clips.

Eventually Hargrove landed writing stints at newspapers in  Wyoming,  South Florida, and Tennessee. Then Hargrove made his way back to Texas in 2013 where he reported for the Dallas Observer.

While reporting for the Dallas Observer, Hargrove came face to face with THE  story of his young career… A story about Tornados and the people who spent their lives trying to be where no one else wanted to be…. right smack in the middle of the most ferocious, deadly storms on the face of the earth. The Man Who Caught The Storm puts you there too. 

 

Aug 3, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Katharine Gerbner

Katherine Gerbner's new book, CHRISTIAN SLAVERY Conversion and Race in the Protestant World is a masterfully thought out, meticulously researched, original take on the issue of white supremacy. Her research took her from Barbados to Germany to London to Pennsylvania.

Katherine Gerbner is an assistant professor of history at the University of Minnesota where she teaches courses on Atlantic History, History of Religions, Magic & Medicine, and The Early Modern Archive.

Gerbner has a bachelors degree from Columbia and a PhD from Harvard in History. During college, Gerbner interned at the radio show, Justice Talking which broadcasts from Philadelphia

After graduate school, Gerbner received a Fullbright Scholarship to teach and study in Germany for a year.  She is fluent in German and has studied Dutch and Dutch Creole.

She joins us by phone from The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

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