Writers' Voices host Monica Hadley, along with special guest host Cheryl Fusco-Johnson, interview Ari Berman.
Nation writer [MSAE graduate & former KRUU host] Ari Berman's debut book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is out. What the Wall Street Journal calls "a well-reported tour de force" is the first book to chronicle the rise and (possible) fall of President Obama's grassroots political movement and the pitched battle taking place between grassroots activists and Beltway denizens inside Obama's Democratic Party. Ari will speak at Prairie Lights in Iowa City on Thursday, October 21st at 7pm.
Read an excerpt from The Nation, and get info on Berman's national tour which opened October 5th in New York City with a conversation with Howard Dean and Katrina vanden Heuvel, and continues on to Atlanta, Little Rock, Washington, DC, Austin, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Iowa City, Denver, and Seattle.