Weekend Magazine With Liz Saint John: Blue Mind, Big Trees, And Deciphering The Menu

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors. You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 6:00am-7:00am.

1. California Academy of Sciences Associate Researcher Wallace J. Nichols explains why being in or near the water is good for us. His latest book is Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, Or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.  Listen to the podcast here.

2. Garth Stein, author of the international bestselling book, The Art of Racing in the Rain, talks about his new book about a timber dynasty in the Northwest, A Sudden Light, his research for the book that included climbing giant trees, and Seattle7Writers, a non-profit that brings literary events to under-served communities.  Listen to the podcast here.

3. Stanford linguistics and computer science professor Dan Jurafsky talks about food words, their origins, their changing meanings, and how to decipher a menu. His new book is The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu.   Listen to the podcast here.

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