Category Archives: Books

Erik Reece: Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness

In Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness, Erik Reece chronicled the year he spent witnessing the systematic decimation of a single mountain. He and Betsy chat about the price West Virginians have paid for being stereotyped and ignored by the rest of the US, the latest quixotic Bush energy statement ("There’s nothing clean about clean coal"), and our national identity.
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Myra Goodman and Earthbound Farm

Earthbound Farm
co-founder Myra Goodman tells Betsy about being Big and Organic, she and her husband’s innocent business ‘instincts’, her new cookbook that takes advantage of the organic world we’re all living in, and how, no matter what happened during the E.Coli scare, we should feel utterly safe eating Earthbound Farm products. LISTEN (10 min)

Sarah B. Pralle: Branching Out, Digging In

Syracuse University Professor of Political Science Sarah B. Pralle shares with Betsy her new book Branching Out, Digging In: Environmental Advocacy and Agenda Setting, which explores why some environmental issues succeed, and some don’t. LISTEN (10 min)

Grave Matters Redux

Mark Harris, author of Grave Matters: A Journey through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial", comes back to finish his and Betsy enlightening conversation about returning to burials that honor our place in the earth’s biological cycles. He also addresses recent allegations that cremations are connected to mercury pollution– through dental fillings. LISTEN (8 min)

Melissa Holbrook Pierson: The Place You Love is Gone

Author Melissa Holbrook Pierson laments the disappearance of a magical place called "the woods" from our children’s lives, and "the fetishization of personal property." Her book, new in paperback, is titled The Place You Love is Gone. LISTEN (8 min)


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