Almost every day, To the Point ends with a "Talking Point," about something interesting that’s not leading the news. Today, a collection of favorite conversations with the authors of unusual books. One writer describes the dirt — and the dignity -- of global recycling. That Nike shoe box you just threw out might be the same one you threw out last year. We hear how Chinese movie-goers affect what’s at your local theater, and peek inside the fully furnished — but unoccupied -- house of an eccentric millionaires. Finally a tale of recovery and redemption. What did one Jewish writer buy for the children of the terrorist who tried to kill his wife?
Talking Points: Our Favorite Author Interviews of 2013
From this Episode:
The New Abnormal Movie Business in Hollywood
In our final Talking Point segment today involves a conversation back in July about a sea change in the movie business. Former reporter Linda Obst became a novelist, then...
7 min, 50 sec
Understanding the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife
In October, we spoke with David Harris-Gershon, whose wife, Jamie, was almost killed by a Palestinian bomber several years ago in Jerusalem. Others were killed. When the...
7 min, 40 sec
Where Recycled Stuff Goes: Inside the Global Trash Trade
Last month, we spoke to Adam Minter, Shanghai correspondent for Bloomberg World View and a familiar voice on this program. He's also the author of Junkyard Planet , a book...
7 min, 42 sec
Salt, Sugar, Fat and Stomach Share
Michael Moss is an investigative reporter for the New York Times. In his latest book, Salt, Sugar, Fat : How the Food Giants Hooked Us, he describes a meeting in 1999, in...
8 min, 7 sec
How the Biggest Real Estate Sale in History Went from Boom to Bust
When New York's massive middle-class apartment complex Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village was sold in 2006, it was the biggest real estate deal in history: $5.4 billion —...