Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, has come out with a new book PLAN B 4.0: MOBILIZING TO SAVE CIVILIZATION. This plan for how we can (and must) cut global emissions by 80% by the year 2020, suggests existing technologies and know-how that will accomplish what political and industrial leaders around the world seem to find so daunting.
Bridging the gap between the US and Africa with Hip Hop youth culture -- that's one of the aims of the new film Moving 2 the Beat, produced here in Portland and in Sierra Leone. Abdul Fofanah, co-director of the film and a Sierra Leonean -American, talks about the film here with Tom Becker.
Elizabeth Strout's bookOlive Kitteridge is a set of short stories revolving around a central character, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2009. Our reviewer Larry Bowlden tells us what's great about it. You can find more of Larry's reviews here.