Tim Butcher Interviews

Here is a short interview Butcher did with NPR: http://www.wnyc.org/story/princip-pulled-the-trigger-but-never-meant-to-start-a-war/ 

And here’s a long-form printed interview: http://www.joshirby.com/2014/06/23/gavrilo-princip-weaponized-history-and-the-role-of-the-historian-interview-with-award-winning-author-tim-butcher-on-his-new-book-the-trigger/

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Lucy Kalanithi TED Talk

Lucy Kalanithi gave a moving speech about life, death, and her husband for a TED Talk last November

NY Times Op-Ed

For those of you who have not read the Op-Ed Paul published in the New York Times, here it is: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/opinion/sunday/how-long-have-i-got-left.html?mcubz=0 

Paul Kalanithi Interview

Here is an interview Paul did with NBC in 2014

https://vimeo.com/87498524

 

September’s Book: When Breath Becomes Air

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The book for September is Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air. As always, copies can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. A reminder: you do not need a Wheaton Library card to attend our book discussions. We do ask that you leave contact information so we can get your copy of the book back. The discussion for this book will be on September 25th.

Liberty Heights Avenue and Garrison Boulivard

Here’s a Google Map of the author’s Blatimore neighborhood. Like before, take a walk around with Google’s street feature.

 

Family Pictures

Here are some photos posted by the author of his family

http://www.jdvance.com/family.html

 

JD and Usha

Normally I wouldn’t post 2 interviews but NBC did a segment on JD Vance and his wife Usha, which also includes Amy Chua, JD’s Yale Law mentor.

http://www.nbcnews.com/megyn-kelly/video/an-unlikely-pairing-j-d-vance-and-wife-usha-974707779850 

Maps and Numbers

For those of you curious about statistics in the Appalachian region in terms of poverty, unemployment, population and education, here are some maps and statistics to help understand where the Appalachian region has been at since 1980.

Appalachian Regional Commission: Maps

Community Commons: Mapping Poverty in the Appalachian Region

 

 

Hillbilly Migration

One of the things brought up by Vance is about the ‘Hillbilly Migration’ from Kentucky to other states through Rt. 23. Here are some articles about that migration, one of which is about that migration to Chicago’s neighborhood of Uptown.

Chicago Mag: Chicago’s Hillbilly Problem During the Great Migration

NewCity: Hillbilly Heaven: Chicago’s Other Migration fro the South

Chicago Reader: Norma Lee Browning Vs. The Hillbillies

AppalachianHistory.net: Where the Hillbilly Highway Ends

Forbes: Rust-Belt Cities And Moving To Opportunity: It’s Time To Get Back On The ‘Hillbilly Highway’

L.A. Times: Urban Appalachians Find Pride in Hillbilly Heritage

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