Natural-gas lobbyists; Yiyun Li’s “Dear Friend”

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GUESTS: GREG VITALI & YIYUN LI

The natural-gas industry has spent $60 million lobbying Pennsylvania politicians over the last decade, according to a recent report from Common Cause of Pennsylvania and the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. In this hour, Marty talks with State Representative GREG VITALI, former Democratic Chairman of the state House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, about the report’s findings and what this means for regulation and taxation. Then, we’ll talk with writer, YIYUN LI, about her new book Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life which was written over two years while she battled suicidal depression. Marty talks with Li about how books have saved her life and why she never writes or thinks in Mandarin anymore.

 

Reading List

Philly.com: Commentary: Marcellus money and the Pa. legislature

Publisher’s Weekly: Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

NPR: ‘Dear Friend’ Is A Fraught And Unusual Memoir

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