Tuesday, September 30
Guest: Nicholas Kristof
In a new book, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist NICHOLAS KRISTOF and his wife Sheryl WuDunn, highlight people and organizations around the world that are making a difference. In A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, Kristof and WuDunn profile regular people solving problems like pollution, child hunger, sex trafficking, and AIDS. In fact, they write about the Philadelphia organization, the Springboard Collaborative, which gives educational support to disadvantaged kids. Kristof comes in this hour to talk to guest host Jeff Brady about some of the amazing people he met, the good work they are doing and how we can all get involved.
Guest: Charles Blow
When he was a young boy, New York Times columnist CHARLES BLOW was sexually assaulted by an older cousin. His new memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is about how Blow came to terms with the emotional and psychic toll of abuse. It’s a complicated and touching story about sexual identity, growing up African-American in Louisiana, and how one man overcame despair, ostracism and victimhood to achieve his own measure of personal and professional success.