Author, Miami U alum and now assistant professor of English at Western Kentucky University, David Bell, joins Lee Hay to talk about his latest novel, The Hiding Place, set in the fictional town of Dove Point, Ohio.
Native Cincinnatian David Quammen published his first novel at age 20, but after 3 books, realized the dire situation the world’s environment was in so became a dedicated science writer. His newest book paints a frightening picture of how infectious diseases such as AIDS and Ebola make their way more quickly around the globe, but points out that they begin in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover.
Mark Perzel and Senior Editor Jesse Cohen discuss the process and collaboration with Guest Editor Michio Kaku on creating this year’s volume of The Best American Science Writing. Jesse dives into the history and inspiration for creating the series and elaborates on some of the choices made for the 2012 edition.
John Edward – psychic and host of the nationally syndicated program Crossing Over – visits by phone with Barbara Gray to talk about his new novel, Fallen Masters, which focuses on the end of the world and the help the human race receives from those who have already passed on.