Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth‘s twenty-seventh book, Everyman, centers on a successful septuagenarian’s response to his physical decline and approaching death. The man, who’s never named, has no religion or philosophy to cling to; reviewer Gail Caldwell of the Boston Globe writes that the book is a “swift, brutal novel about a heartbreakingly ordinary subject, and it is also testament to Roth that the book leaves you a little breathless and not at all bereft.”
A rebroadcast of our show on the controversial practice of “Stop and Frisk.” It’s a crime prevention technique championed by Michael Nutter, the democratic nominee for Philadelphia Mayor. Here’s description of our earlier broadcast. Do law enforcement officials have the right to stop and frisk someone based solely on the suspicion that they are carrying a gun? Is “stop-and-frisk” effective in getting illegal guns off the street? We discussed this with DAVID RUDOVSKY, a civil rights attorney and senior Fellow at University of Pennsylvania Law School, and LAWRENCE SHERMAN, Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerry Lee Center of Criminology.
Crystal and Jordan Zevon
World Cafe host David Dye welcomes Crystal and Jordan Zevon to celebrate the life of the late Warren Zevon. Nearly four years since his passing, ex-wife and lifelong friend Crystal put together the book, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon. A new compilation album, Preludes: Rare and Unreleased Recordings, was also recently released.