Posted on February 28, 2024 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

NPR recently interviewed three authors who each wrote a nonfiction book on a fairly serious and politically relevant topic.

Data scientist Hannah Ritchie wrote Not the End of the World: How We Can Be the First Generation to Build a Sustainable Planet; she and interviewer Darian Woods of The Indicator from Planet Money discuss ways to combat global hunger.

Cognitive neuroscientist Charan Ranganath wrote Why We Remember; he and Fresh Air's Terry Gross speak at length about how the memory-making process actually works and what might be objectively fair and accurate attitude toward assessing abilities as we age.

And Steve Coll wrote The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, The CIA, and the Origins of America's Invasion of Iraq; he and All Things Considered's Mary Louise Kelly cover the basics of what led the US into Iraq and kept us there.

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