Salvatore Basile

Author of COOL: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything.

Guest

Author of COOL: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything.


Salvatore Basile on KCRW

Most of us here in southern California can’t imagine living without air conditioning, but it took a long time to sell America on the idea.

How Air Conditioning Changed Everything

Most of us here in southern California can’t imagine living without air conditioning, but it took a long time to sell America on the idea.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

Few things are universally recognized across the globe.

from KCRW Features

Many Native American boarding schools closed long ago and are viewed as sites of trauma, but Sherman Indian High School in Riverside is different.

from Greater LA

After the breakup of Camper Van Beethoven, former frontman David Lowery ended up in LA as "totally a lost soul," and reconnected with Deirdre for a guest DJ set on “SNAP!”

from Bent by Nature

A nuclear meltdown near the San Fernando and Simi Valleys was kept secret for 20 years.

from To the Point

San Francisco is at times known for its rough-and-tumble approach to local politics. But now a more bruising political fight is playing out in the City by the Bay.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for November 26, 2021.

“ Torn ” is a new documentary about world-renowned mountain climber Alex Lowe and how his family coped following his 1999 death in the Himalayas.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo” is a bilingual new book by Sandra Cisneros.

from Bookworm