Tag: books

September 28, 2020
September 1, 2020

Six months in the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it would be good to see how past pandemics have shaped our lives … and continue to do so. Steven Johnson’s The…

August 18, 2020

One of the first things you learn in Deirdre Mask’s The Address Book is that “most households in the world don’t have street addresses.”

May 4, 2020

Today, in the United States, we are facing incomprehensible numbers of dying neighbors as well as economic depression. What can we learn from these young people about living with hope even amidst great tragedy?

December 19, 2018

? This month, Lisa is joined by Anthony Orlando, Jeff Jenkins, and Christian Grose to discuss Bob Woodward’s latest reportage on the Presidency: Fear. How does this stack up to…

December 18, 2017

January 31, 2017
October 26, 2015

What I Saw at the Revolution is a political memoir for those who don’t usually read political memoirs, a testimony to the power of language in politics. Noonan was a speechwriter for President Reagan, in both of his terms. Join us for a conversation on the power of language in politics and for a look at how our Federal government works.

September 29, 2015

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is ostensibly a letter to his son about growing up a black male in America. This prize winning correspondent of The Atlantic tackles the very big questions of our time.

July 29, 2015

The US has used the War on drugs to create a racial caste system: a successor to the Jim Crow days we thought we left behind. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander is one of the most important American books in the last decade. Alexander systematically explores the policy changes from the days of Nixon through the present – exploring how each decision has created and allowed a system which criminalizes blackness, brownness, otherness in way that both creates new racial biases and confirms them by incarcerating millions of young black and brown men (and to a lesser extent, black and brown women).

April 29, 2015

In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we’re looking at a book on gentrification called A Neighborhood That Never Changes, by Japonica Brown-Saracino.