Monday, January 23, 2006

Thursday on Leonard Lopate's show: Why People Die By Suicide

This Thursday, on WNYC's consistently excellent and unapologetically bookish Leonard Lopate Show - which airs every weekday between 12 noon and 2pm on both AM 820 and 93.9 FM, and can also be heard via the Internet, if you click on the links on the station's home page - Leonard interviews Thomas Joiner on his new book Why People Die by Suicide.

Here's a fascinating excerpt, as a PDF file.

Meanwhile, the rest of this week's schedule in an unapologetically link-rich format:

*Former CIA field commander Gary Berntsen with a behind-the-scenes account of tracking down Bin Laden (Jawbreaker)
*Jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver
*Lisa Fugard and her new novel, Skinner’s Drift
*Jonathan Kaplan on his education as a war surgeon (Contact Wounds)

*James Carville and Paul Begala on the future of the Democratic Party, and of America (Take It Back)
*Nick Laird and his novel, Utterly Monkey
*Marianne Legato on Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget
*Norah Vincent on her experiences living as a man (Self-Made Man)

*The latest in the show's Underreported feature
*Bernard Henri-Levy on his experiences traveling in the footsteps of de Tocqueville (American Vertigo)
*New Yorker staff writer Alec Wilkinson and Thomas Joiner on Why People Die by Suicide

*Dramaturg Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater, and Rosie Perez on 50 years of the Public
*Darrin McMahon with a history of Happiness
*Film historian Roman Gubern and filmmaker Jordi Torrent (“East of the Compass”) on 100 years of Catalan Cinema
*All about suspension bridges for the weekly series, “Please Explain
*Something from the WNYC Archives on “Past Present

(PS to my early readers, if you're out there: I'm still experimenting with this blog. The above information would be best presented as part of a radio listings website, I know; I don't plan on reprinting the schedules like this too often. But... just trying things out at the moment, I suppose. Stay tuned.)

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