Full Boston Public Radio Show: December 27, 2021
Today the Boston Public Radio we’re on tape, bringing you some of our favorite conversations from the past few years:
Imani Perry talked about parenting and how black parents talk to their children about race. Perry is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University. His latest book is “Breathe: A Letter To My Sons”.
Richard Blanco read his favorite “dawn” poems – about lovers who leave at dawn – including “Aubade with Burning City” by Ocean Vuong and “Phantom Aubade” by Amie Whittemore. Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet in American history. His latest book, “How to Love a Country” deals with various socio-political issues that weigh on America.
Lizzie Post weighed in on cannabis cultivation in his book “Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, From Dispensaries to Dinner Parties”. Post is a writer, co-director of the Emily Post Institute and great-great-granddaughter of label writer Emily Post.
Christophe kimball previewed her latest cookbook “Vegetables”, sharing her favorite ways to bring vegetables to the center of the plate. Chris Kimball co-founded America’s Test Kitchen and now runs Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street in Boston. His latest cookbook is “Vegetables”.
Farah stockman spoke about how class divisions manifest themselves culturally and politically in the United States, and why upper-class, well-educated communities struggle to understand and represent the majority of Americans. Farah Stockman is a member of New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial board and journalist. His latest book is “American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears”.
Howard bryant discussed his book, “The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism”. Bryant is a columnist and commentator for ESPN.
Lindy West previewed her latest book, “The Witches Are Coming,” a collection of essays on feminism at the time of #MeToo. West is a writer, actor and activist.
Joshua Foer spoke of “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the Hidden Wonders of the World”. Foer is a freelance journalist and author of “Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art And Science Of Remembering Everything”.