Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
Then, Joshua Horwitz’s new book has been described as a non-fiction eco-thriller. In War of the Whales we meet a marine researcher who teamed up with an environmental lawyer to prove that the mass strandings of whales occurring around the globe were being caused by high-intensity sonar used by the U.S. Navy. The investigation culminated in a landmark 2008 Supreme Court case that ruled for the Navy, but the battle to save whale habitats continues.
And finally, we hear a new commentary from children’s book writer and illustrator Daniel Pinkwater. [Broadcast Date: August 22, 2014]