TERRY GROSS of NPRs Fresh Air is heard by more than 4 million listeners on more than 400 radio stations — she talks about what went wrong in her interviews with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and Bill OReilly. Also, she answers the question, “What is the deal with rumors that you are a lesbian?” Her book, All I Did was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians and Artists, is out now in paperback. (Originally broadcast November, 2004)
ALSO: HAMAS says it expects to head a new Palestinian government. Its leaders have said recently they will never accept the legitimacy of Israel, but will consider a “long-term truce” if Israel withdraws to its 1967 borders. For comment and analysis we turn to ROANE CAREY, he’s acting managing editor of The Nation — he’s also editor of The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent — it’s out now in paperback.
PLUS: MIKE DAVIS has a new book out: PLANET OF SLUMS: “Sometime in the next year or two, a woman will give birth in the Lagos slum of Ajegunle, a young man will flee his village in west Java for the bright lights of Jakarta, or a farmer will move his impoverished family into one of Lima’s innumerable pueblos novenes. The exact event is unimportant and it will pass entirely unnoticed. Nonetheless it will constitute a watershed in human history, comparable to the Neolithic or Industrial revolutions. For the first time the urban population of the earth will outnumber the rural.”