Scientists have determined that at least 27 different species of humans have evolved on planet Earth, yet only one still survives. Why are we still here and our 26 predecessors aren’t? In his fascinating new book, Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived, acclaimed science writer Chip Walter attempts to answer that question as he discusses with Thane Maynard in this week’s Field Notes.
RJ Smith is the new Senior Editor for Cincinnati Magazine, and he joins Mark Perzel in the studio to discuss his new role, provide a snapshot of the variety of articles in the May issue, as well as talk about the book he released late last year, The One: The Life and Music of James Brown.
Acclaimed local writer Pauletta Hansel has been named the very first Writer-in-Residence at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. She joins our Barbara Gray to talk about what a Writer-in-Residence does, an upcoming community writing retreat, and a September visit from poet Rebecca McClanahan.