Guests: Patti Niemi, Christopher Deviney, Phyllis Korkki, Gino Segrè, Bettina Hoerlin
Coming up on today’s show we’ll hear three stories about perseverance. First, we’ll hear Marty’s conversation with percussionists PATTI NIEMI and CHRISTOPHER DEVINEY. Niemi wrote about how practice and patience led to her becoming a percussionist in the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in her book Sticking it Out. We’ll also hear Marty’s discussion with New York Times writer PHYLLIS KORKKI. Her book, The Big Thing discusses the challenges of overcoming procrastination. Lastly, we’ll talk about Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, a key architect of the atomic age who built the first nuclear reactor and was the leader of the Manhattan Project. He had to flee fascist Italy in order to continue his research which would eventually reshape the world. We were joined by GINO SEGRÈ and BETTINA HOERLIN, co-authors of The Pope of Physics.