2012 Grawemeyer Award Recipients: State of the News

Friday on State of the News, we heard highlights from WFPL interviews with recipients of the 2012 Grawemeyer Awards. Rick Howlett spoke with Dr. Barbara Savage who was honored for ideas set forth in her book “Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion.” The book explores the relationship between African-American churches and […]

Grawemeyer Religion Award Goes To University of Pennsylvania Professor

The University of Louisville and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary are giving the 2012 Grawemeyer Award in Religion to a University of Pennsylvania history professor. Dr. Barbara Savage is being honored for ideas set forth in her book Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion. The book explores the relationship between African-American […]

“Three Cups of Tea” Publisher to Review Book’s Contents

The publisher of Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” has announced plans to investigate the book and its contents.  The University of Louisville has said it will withhold any judgment regarding the author’s Grawemeyer Award until allegations are clarified. In an interview with Outside Magazine over the weekend, the author admitted to ‘discrepancies’ in the […]

What is Willpower?

STATE OF AFFAIRS 3/14/11: Dr. Walter Mischel’s groundbreaking study of and conclusions about willpower have been applied to everything from early education to weight loss to saving for retirement. His efforts won him the 2011 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. This Monday Dr. Mischel joins us to talk about his work, his discoveries, and what he learned from toddlers and marshmallows.  Listen to the Show

Ending Modern Slavery

STATE OF AFFAIRS 03/07/11: Dr. Kevin Bales’ blueprint to end modern slavery earned him this year’s Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. It’s estimated that 27 million people are enslaved; human trafficking and slavery are intertwined with many facets of the global economy. In Dr. Bales’ book Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves, he outlines a plan under which he believes slavery can be stopped within 30 years at a cost of less than $20 billion. Join us Monday when we talk with Dr. Bales about his work.  Listen to the Show