Host Laura McCandlish interviews acclaimed memoirist and poet Mary Karr, author of the bestselling The Liar's Club about her hardscrabble East Texas childhood and Cherry, her drug-laced, angst-filled coming of age story. With her characteristic dry wit, Karr now returns with Lit. In the searing yet hilarious memoir, Karr descends into alcoholism and madness as a young mother and struggling poet, only to be saved by an unlikely faith. In December, Lit made The New York Times' "The 10 Best Books of 2009" list.
Linda Tesner, curator of Lewis and Clark's Hoffman Gallery, talks about "What is a Trade?" This is a show by Donald Fels who collaborated with Indian sign painters to address globalization in India. The xhibition has large scale paintings, intense with color and graphics.
Two documentary films made in recent years about Haiti help us to understand the current crisis following the earthquake. Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel discuss what can be learned from Aristide and the Endless Revolution and The Agronomist. The second of these revolves around the historical and ongoing importance of community supported radio in Haiti, and makes clear why you should support KBOO (please click on the tip jar at the top of this page if you haven't donated yet in this fund drive!)
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, who is best known for her 2006 memoir EAT PRAY LOVE, which chronicled her journey alone around the world, looking for solace after a difficult divorce. The book was an international bestseller, translated into over thirty languages, with over 7 million copies sold worldwide, and a movie version in the making, starring Julia Roberts.
Annual Movie Talk special on Best and Worst Movies of the Year. The hosts discuss their choices for best and worst movies of 2009 and listeners are invited to call in with their picks. Hosted by Ed Goldberg, Doug Holm, and Becky Ohlsen.