BookFest Preview: KPFK Wed. 4/27

The L.A. Times Festival of Books is at USC this weekend.  Our BookFest Preview show features  RUSSELL JACOBY on the roots of violence:  his book Bloodlust argues that the greatest violence is typically not aimed at “The Other” but rather occurs in Civil Wars.  his panel is Sat. at 2pm in the Davidson Conference Center.  Watch Russell HERE.

TOM LUTZ talks about the brand new L.A. Review of Books — he’s editor, and also chair of the writing program at UC Riverside.  His panel, “The New Shape of the Book,” will be Sun. at 3:30 in Seeley Mudd 124.

NAOMI ORESKES explains how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. Her co-authored book  Merchants of Doubt is out now in paperback.  Her panel is Sat. at 11am in Taper 101. WATCH Naomi HERE.

REBECCA SOLNIT: her book Infinite City does wonderful things with maps.  Her panel is Sat. at 3pm in the Andrus Gerontology Center.