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Dialogue with Marcia Franklin

Jan 17, 2021

Writer Ethan Watters joins Marcia Franklin to discuss the themes in his book, Urban Tribes, which looks at the ways in which young, unmarried Americans create their own sense of family.

Ethan Watters has written about psychiatry and social psychology for 20 years. He has also taught writing at Berkeley, Stanford,...


Jan 10, 2021

Marcia Franklin talks with Indian politician, author and former U.N. Under-Secretary-General Dr. Shashi Tharoor. They discuss his revealing look at India's role in the global economy, The Elephant, The Tiger, and The Cell Phone: The Transformation of India in the 21st Century. After talking with Franklin, Tharoor was...


Jan 3, 2021

Marcia Franklin talks with John Hockenberry, a longtime journalist who was the program director for the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. They discuss his view on changes in the media world, as well as advances in adaptive technology for disabled people. Hockenberry became a paraplegic in an auto accident as a...


Dec 27, 2020

Host Marcia Franklin talks with New Yorker writer George Packer, who has been to Iraq six times. Packer discusses his book on the subject, The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, which the New York Times named one of the ten best books of 2005. He also talks with Franklin about the changing political landscape at home...


Dec 20, 2020

Idaho Public Television host Marcia Franklin interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Haynes Johnson about his nonfiction book, The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism, in which he examines the parallels between the McCarthy era of the 1950s and today's post 9-11 political arena. He also offers his views on Fidel...