Join Edward T. Haslam, author of the updated book Dr. Mary's Monkey How the unsolved murder if a doctor, a secret laboratory in New Orleans and cancer-causing monkey viruses are linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK assassination and emerging global epidemics for what should be an interesting conversation.
From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, TheNew Yorker’s 20 Under 40 award, and a 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant, comes an unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories.
Israel tries and convicts hundreds of Palestinian children in military courts each year. Many of these children, between the ages of 12 and 17, experience abuse during their arrest and detention and about one-fifth are put into solitary confinement.
The long-term consequences of the systematic arrest and detention of children in Palestine include lifetime travel restrictions, unfinished schooling, disruptions within families, and a fear of future arrest and harm. Organizations within Palestine are working to educate and advocate for children on their rights under international law.
Author Oliver Burkeman speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is Oliver Burkeman, author of the new book The Antidote: Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking. Oliver is a feature writer for the Guardian. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association's Young Journalist of the Year award, and has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. He writes a popular weekly column on psychology called "This Column Will Change Your Life", and has reported from London, Washington, and New York.