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This week on The Point
September 2: MV International Film Festival and Tom Dresser
Richard Paradise, founder and director of the MV Film society and the MV film center and director of the MV International Film Festival and Tim Miller, Film Critic and Features Editor at the CC Times talk about the films at this years festival. Thomas Dresser discusses his book Martha’s Vineyard: A History.
September 3: Meera Subramanian
Environmental Writer Meera Subramanian talks about her book A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka.
September 4: News Roundup
September 7: Fashion – from slow to hi-tech
New York's Fall FAshion week kicks off on September 10. We preview an exhibit highlighting sustainable fashion, plus the results of a course at Rhode Island School of Design pushing the limits of both fashion and technology. Guests: Amy DuFault, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator; Brian Kane, Rhode Island School of Design
September 8: Bird News
Ornithologist Vernon Laux brings us the latest bird news.
September 9: Writing (Rebroadcast)
According to the Journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, writing about traumatic, stressful or emotional events has been found to result in improvements in both physical and psychological health. Guests: Natalie Mariano, a physician and leader of a writing class for women who have been touched by cancer and Nancy Jane Woodside, who started a writing group for formerly homeless women.
September 10: Custer’s Last Stand (rebroadcast)
In 1876 Lt. Colonel George Custer and 220 men rode into battle against the Sioux and Cheyenne and were never seen alive again. What if there had been a survivor? John Hough Jr. talks about his novel Little Bighorn, which explores the “what if”. Later in the hour Jesse Saperstein talks about his book Getting a Life with Asperger’s: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood.
September 11: News Roundup