Instability in the Middle East and North Africa has fueled a boom in looted antiquities. New efforts to stem the tide include monitoring archaeological sites from space. The fight to preserve the world's cultural heritage sites.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
In his new book, novelist Nicholson Baker details what he calls the "assault on paper" being carried out by libraries all around the country. Over the past 50 years, tons of old newspapers and books have been discarded, on the assumption that old paper is past preservation and is useless. Baker argues that, due to this misguided approach, a large part of America’s journalistic and literary legacy is irretrievably lost. Nicholson Baker is president of the American Newspaper Repository.
- Nicholson Baker author, novelist, and president of the American Newspaper Repository
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