We live in an age when science and technology touch nearly every aspect of our lives. Yet scientific findings on climate change, vaccines and evolution are increasingly under attack. Why people doubt science.
Listeners join Diane to talk about Lee Smith’s story of Ivy Rowe, a woman born in Appalachian Virginia in 1900, as told in a lifetime’s worth of Ivy’s letters.
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- Patricia Griffith novelist and associate professor of English at George Washington University
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