Erica Grieder, who covered Texas for 7 years as a correspondent for The Economist and now is at Texas Monthly, argues that the rest of the country needs to pay attention to Texas. She makes her argument in a new book titled Big, Hot, Cheap and Right.
Then, Paul Theroux has made a career of going on the road. He travels light, and frequently, and he’s written scores of books about the places he’s visited. His latest is about a continent that first received him as a 22-year-old Peace Corps volunteer: Africa. The Last Train to Zona Verde details the people and places Theroux encountered from South Africa to Angola. [Broadcast Date: May 15, 2013]