"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Guest Host: Jim Angle
Author Jonathan Kozol has often written about the South Bronx in his books on children growing up in poverty. In his new book, he turns away from statistics and policy debates, and introduces us to the children he has met at the after-school program at a local church. He’ll talk about the unexpected rewards of his friendships with the children and others in their community.
The address of the St. Ann’s Scholars Fund is:
St. Ann’s Church of Morrisania
295 St. Ann’s Ave.
Bronx, NY 10454
- Jonathan Kozol the National Book Award-winning author of "Death at an Early Age," "The Shame of the Nation," "Savage Inequalities," and "Amazing Grace." He has been working with children in inner city schools for more than 40 years.
Most Recent Shows
French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.
The latest research into the link between germs and mental illness -- and what we all need to know.
The country's 9-1-1 emergency call system was designed for landline telephones. With the growing reliance on mobile technology, experts say it’s out of date. Current gaps in the 9-1-1 system and how it can be improved.