Our guest today is journalist and senior editor at The Atlantic, Vann Newkirk. Vann is also the host of the Floodlines podcast that chronicled the events of Hurricane Katrina. We talk today about the idea of journalistic neutrality, environmental racism, and using books as a way to fill in the gaps of the things we learned (or didn’t) in school.
The Stacks Book Club selection for February is The New Wilderness by Diane Cook, we will discuss the book with Vann Newkirk on Wednesday February 24th.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- Come Hell of High Water by Michael Eric Dyson
- The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
- The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.
- Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
- Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
- The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
- The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde
- The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
- Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
- How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
- Grant by Ron Chernow
- Vicksburg by Donald L. Miller
- Black Futures edited by Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham
- Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Go Ahead in the Rain by Hanif Abdurraqib
- The Little Devil in America by Hanif Abdurraqib
- Nine Lives by Dan Baum
- Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 by W. E. B. Du Bois
- James Baldwin by David Leeming
- A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner
- Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
- The New Wilderness by Diane Cook
- Vann Newkirk at The Atlantic
- The Atlantic
- Floodlines (The Atlantic)
- Kaiser Family Foundation
- The New York Times
- When the Levees Broke (Spike Lee, 2007)
- “Ep. 143 The Best Books of 2020 with Christine Bollow and Oscar Almonte-Espinal” (The Stacks)
- Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2020
Connect with Vann: The Atlantic
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