Kim Ghattas has written about her experiences traveling with Hillary Clinton in the book THE SECRETARY: A JOURNEY WITH HILLARY CLINTON FROM BEIRUT TO THE HEART OF AMERICAN POWER. Ghattas was our guest March 21.
On March 22, Dan Devine Jr. explained the efforts to get a sign outside of Jefferson Junior High School to honor the history of the school. There has been a school at the corner of 8th and Rogers since 1881. The school will become Jefferson Middle School beginning next year. Donations for the historical marker can be made at the school. Note in the memo portion of a check "historical marker,"
Rebecca Skloot wrote the book THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS. That book was the One Read book for the Daniel Boone Regional Library two years ago. As a followup, Skloot has an op-ed piece in the New York Times. Its title is THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, THE SEQUEL. The piece updates the Lacks situation and addresses privacy in research.
Carl Honore' believes in slowing down. The journalist wrote IN PRAISE OF SLOWNESS several years ago. Now he has THE SLOW FIX: SOLVE PROBLEMS, WORK SMARTER, AND LIVE BETTER IN A WORLD ADDICTED TO SPEED. Find out more about his ideas at his web site: www.carlhonore.com.
For fans of vocabulary, we interviewed Steve Kleinedler about the new collection of 100 MORE WORDS EVERY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE SHOULD KNOW. He directed us to the web site of American Heritage Dictionary: www.ahdictionary.com.
Finally, today, keep up to date on how snow removal in Columbia is progressing. The city has a map on line at http://gocolumbiamo.com/maps/snow. Citizens can report issues electronically, too. Go to www.gocolumbiamo.com and the News link to find more information about that.