2018 may be the National Audubon Society's Year of the Bird, but birds face a variety of threats from human activity. Novelist and avid birder Jonathan Franzen makes the case that birds matter greatly and deserve our respect and protection.
With a microphone in hand, BBC Correspondent Andrew North has covered war and crises around the world. But lately he's added another tool to his reporting kit: A sketchbook. On his latest reporting trip to cover the Jaipur Literary Festival in India, be put down his microphone and picked up a paintbrush.
Ever since Jonathan Franzen wowed the literary world with his 2001 novel The Corrections, he's been hailed as the next great American writer. His latest book Freedom, out in paperback later this month, was another roundly praised bestseller.
Ever since Jonathan Franzen wowed the literary world with his 2001 novel The Corrections, he's been hailed as the next great American writer. Kurt talks to Franzen about the perils of literary success and his new novel Freedom. From Studio 360.
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