Recover, Rebuild, Didion
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Kurt Andersen talks with writer Simon Winchester about how cities recover from disaster. They’ll discuss the earthquake and fire that devastated San Francisco in 1906, and how the city rebuilt. We’ll look at the cultural life of Sarajevo, ten years after the Dayton Accords that ended the Bosnian War. And we’ll talk about New Orleans musicians leaving the city — today, and one hundred years ago, when a race riot changed American music forever. Plus, Kurt talks with the author Joan Didion.