Aging Parents, Pirates, Wonder of Trees
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 245
- Sep 3, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:41:13 mins
Why Grandpa Won't Come to the Table Guest: Elissa Altman, author, “Motherland” Caring for an elderly friend or parent can be a difficult role to take on. Author Elissa Altman discusses her newly released memoir "Motherland," her own story of caring for her aging mother and the hidden complexities of feeding the elderly. How to Help Struggling Readers Love Literature Guest: Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian and regular contributor to the Lisa Valentine Clark Show, which airs weekdays at 8 am ET/5 am PT on BYUradio Helping kids who are struggling readers through teaching them better language skills as well as trying to appeal to their interests. Highlight: Guano Islands Guest: Daniel Immerwahr, Associate Professor, History, Northwestern University, and author, "How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States" Why the US holds on to "guano" islands. Pirates Guest: Peter Lehr The golden age of piracy took place in the 15th century, but lessons from that time period are still relevant today. The Wonder of Trees Guest: Mike Rutter, Adjunct Professor, English, Brigham Young University, and nature photographer Why you need to try looking at the world like a tree. Also, the smell of rattlesnakes and how bears measure the competition.