Belarus: The Wild World of Chernobyl

1/9/20 podcast from the BBC show, “Assignment.” This episode features 90-year-old Galina, one of the last witnesses to the wild natural world that preceded the Chernobyl zone in southern Belarus. ‘We lived with wolves’ she says ‘and moose, and elk…

Fresh Air: ‘Boys & Sex’ with Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein’s new book, ‘Boys & Sex,’ is based on extensive interviews with more than 100 college and college-bound boys between the ages of 16 and 22. “When I was doing [‘Girls & Sex’] the kind of core issue with…

BBC’s ‘Witness History’: The Killing of Amadou Diallo

When police in New York shot a young immigrant 41 times in 1999, thousands of people took to the streets to protest. But Amadou Diallo’s mother Kadiatou wanted her son to be remembered for the way he lived, not the…

In the Heat of the Moment: How Intense Emotions Transform Us

In a fit of anger or in the grip of fear, many of us make decisions that we never would have anticipated. This week, we look at situations that make us strangers to ourselves — and why it’s so difficult…

Director Asif Kapadia on his new film about soccer star Diego Maradona and other work

“Diego Maradona,” making its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, is the latest from director Asif Kapadia. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviewed Asif about that film along with his previous documentaries “Senna” (about Formula One race car…

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