"Novelist Ayelet Waldman Is Sending Writers to the West Bank to Document What They See, 50 Years into Occupation" is from the May 1, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"This Jewish Family Is Hosting a Syrian Muslim Refugee in Their Berlin Home" is from the June 28, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"Iranians and Israelis Are in a Battle over History - and the Holiday of Purim" is from the March 25, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
Alan Krieger, a rather zany ER nurse in New York, is determined to save America from anti-Semitism. He becomes a would-be golem, invoking the image of a creature that, in folklore, protected the Jewish community in 16th-century Prague.
"How My Colleague Ended Up as Spokesman for an 'Almost Neo-Nazi Party'" is from the July 5, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"Pistachios, a Love Story" is from the April 1, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
Who invented the alphabet? Here’s a maverick theory.
"World-Class Photography, at Home in the Bronx" is from the October 04, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by James Estrin and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Welcoming Refugees to the Pool - in a Most German Way" is from the September 5, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"Germany Tells Refugees Don't Touch Women at Pools" is from the September 06, 2016 News section of The USA Today. It was written by Daniel Estrin and narrated by Mark Ashby.
"In Germany, Mass Deportation Is a Touchy Subject" is from the June 22, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"Who Is Israel's Controversial New Defense Minister?" is from the May 31, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
Who would benefit if they really did bring The Rapture on? Marc Estrin follows another of his strange protagonists through a world troubled by what it knows and by how it applies that knowledge. From the first page, we are plunged into a global riot of paranoia, joy, and fear. But something is sadly familiar here, perhaps because we have been taught to anticipate a world in which people suddenly fly off the planet. It might be The Rapture. Or it might be some violation of the force of gravity. Whatever it is, it’s spreading madness, religious hysteria, and some truly formidable government powers.
Richard Gronsky is swept off his feet by T.L. Skulkington, a sassy, right-wing superstar, during one of her liberal-bashing talks. Their romance struggles with contrasting politics until a run-in with Homeland Security brings Miss Skulkington's libertarian impulses to the fore: "Skulk" is won over to Gronsky's causes - secession of the Free State of Kansas, and 9/11 Truth. So begins the couple's mad attempt to stage an Event which will awaken the Sunflower State to the Issues of the Day. Stirred by letters from John Brown's grave, they take flying lessons, and steal a Cessna to crash into Wichita's highest building.
A behind-the-scenes story of a high-stakes political drama that dared the country and its citizens to look into the mirror - and change. Robert Kennedy had an early mistrust of Dr. Martin Luther King and his tactics, but became one of the civil rights movement’s greatest champions.