Posts tagged “diane rehm”
July 26, 2011
Fetal monitors, forceps and medication have become commonplace in American delivery rooms. Now a third of American babies arrive by C-section. A new book examines the industry of delivering babies. The author – veteran midwife Ina May Gaskin – says a climate of fear has led some women to give up control of the birth process to the medical establishment. She advocates greater respect for women’s bodies, wider acceptance of natural deliveries – and new efforts to reconcile modern life with a process as old as humanity itself. Ina May Gaskin talks about her “midwife’s manifesta.”
Guest Ina May Gaskin is the founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee; author of “Spiritual Midwifery” and “Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth.”
June 24, 2011
National Public Radio host Diane Rehm was invited to talk with the woman who shared her life for 32 years with Swedish journalist and author Stieg Larsson until his untimely death at 50 from a heart attack in 2004.
Not living to see the success of the publication of his crime novel trilogy, the Millennium series (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest), his longtime partner is now embroiled in an intellectual property fight with Larsson’s father and brother over the commercialization of his work, and for the rights to publish a fourth unfinished book.
June 22, 2011
About this show: Seven years ago, Swedish journalist and author Stieg Larsson suffered a heart attack. He died without ever knowing the success of his Millennium trilogy. The books – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” – have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. Larsson’s longtime partner, Eva Gabrielsson, says the books could not have been written without her, and she’s now locked in a bitter dispute with the author’s family. They disagree on the rights and income from the books, and the publication of a possible fourth book. Gabrielsson has written a new memoir in which she details her version of the story. The book is called “’There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me.”
June 22, 2011
Wednesday, June 22nd, 6-9PM, Eva Gabrielsson will be in conversation with NPR’s Diane Rehm about her new book, “There Are Things I Want You to Know” About Stieg Larsson and Me. This event will feature a complimentary rooftop reception and is held at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., located at 2900 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Hosted by the Embassy of Sweden and Seven Stories Press.
Purchase tickets on TicketWeb.