When Salman Rushdie talked with To the Best of Our Knowledge about his new novel,"Fury", he had no idea what would happen in New York City and Washington on September 11, 2001. Today, Rushdie's words about the Big Apple sound a little different. That interview coming up this hour. Also poet Naomi Shihab Nye tries to find words to deal with the tragedy. And the perils of being a world citizen.
Salman Rushdie lives in New York. The day before the terrorist attack, he talked with Steve Paulson about his new book, "Fury." He says people seem to become enraged over nothing these days and thinks it's because of the huge gap between the expectations created by a prosperous consumer society and the reality of most people's lives. Also, a commentary on terrorism from poet Naomi Shihab Nye. And, Patricia Goldstone, who also lives in New York and is the author of "Making the World Safe for Tourism," talked with Anne Strainchamps the day after the tragedy. Goldstone talks about how global tourism intended to boost local economies can fuel local prejudice and frustration.SEGMENT 2:
Mark Ross has been living his dream for eighteen years as a safari guide in East Africa. He talks with Steve Paulson about his book, "Dangerous Beauty," in which he recounts the nightmare of being kidnaped, along with a group of tourists he was guiding, by armed rebels in Uganda. He got himself and some of his people out, but several tourists were murdered.SEGMENT 3:
Comedian and writer Tony Hawks conceived the daft idea of hitch-hiking around Ireland with a small refrigerator. He tells Jim Fleming how, with the help of an Irish radio talk show, he successfully completed his trip, having hauled his fridge to many a pub, and taken it surfing.Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 01-09-16-A.
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