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Monday, September 3, 2012

Why You Probably Didn’t Get Through Your Summer Reading List

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How many books did you read this summer? Maybe you read “Beautiful Ruins,” crisscrossing through time and Italy, or that book about the doctor on Nantucket, “Island Practice.”

But no matter what’s on your nightstand, according to Danny Heitman, you probably didn’t get through nearly as many books as you planned.

Heitman, a columnist for the Baton Rouge Advocate, says there are too many interruptions, and we need to create a zone free from texting and phone calls, something like a writer’s colony, but instead for readers.

Guest:

  • Danny Heitman, columnist for the Baton Rouge Advocate, author of “A Summer of Birds: John James Audobon at Oakley House”

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

October 30 2 Comments

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about "the aggregation of marginal gains."

October 30 8 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 7 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."