In Reservation Road, Mark Ruffalo plays a divorced lawyer who accidentally kills a child and then speeds away. Based on a novel by the same name, the film is directed by Terry George (Hotel Rwanda). Ruffalo has appeared in Zodiac, 13 Going on 30 and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Rethinking the environmental movement. We talk with MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER and TED NORDHAUS authors of the new book Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility. The duo sparked a lively debate after the release of their essay The Death of Environmentalism, which argued that mainstream environmentalists had become, too centered on single-issue legislative solutions. Shellenberger is President of the Breakthrough Institute, and co-founder of American Environics. Nordhaus has served as the campaign director for Share the Water, and a political strategist with Next Generation and Evans/McDonough. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
(Rebroadcast tonight at 11)
Senior writer for Sports Illustrated magazine, L. JON WERTHEIM talks about his new book, Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler. We’ll also hear from professional pool player, DANNY BASAVICH, nicknamed Kid Delicious who is the subject of Wertheim’s book. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
THE WORLD CAFE
With a sound that combines folk, indie-rock, pop and orchestral elements, Okkervil River crafts a groundbreaking, original and intensely emotional sound, making the Austin band a cultishly beloved up-and-comer. The first incarnation of what would become Okkervil River formed while longtime friends Will Sheff and Seth Warren were still living in their native New Hampshire. Though college took them on separate paths, Warren and Sheff both eventually relocated to Austin, and Okkervil River began in earnest. After a small handful of self-released recordings, the band signed a label deal in time to release 2002’s Don’t Fall in Love with Everyone You See, which drew praise for its delicate songwriting and thoughtful lyrics. It wasn’t until 2003’s Down the River of Golden Dreams, however, that Okkervil River fully came into its own.The songs on the group’s new disc, The Stage Names, number among Okkervil River’s finest work. On the whole more reflective than previous records, The Stage Names finds the band’s devastating wordplay and heartfelt musicianship meshing seamlessly on every song. Consequently, the songs convey a rare depth that contributes to their status as some of the year’s best.
OKKERVIL RIVER: For Real