Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen - Featuring Miriam Horn

Sun, 22 October 2017 // 03:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.

About the guest:

Miriam Horn has worked at the Environmental Defense Fund since 2004. She is the author of three books: Rebels in White Gloves, Coming of Age with Hillary’s Class, Wellesley ’69 (Times Books, 1999), the New York Times bestselling Earth: the Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming, co-authored with EDF president Fred Krupp (Norton 2008), and Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland (Norton 2016), named a best book of the year by Kirkus, Modern Farmer, Civil Eats and GreenBiz; the American Farm Bureau called it “the most important book you’ll read about agriculture this year, maybe ever.” Horn produced a film based on the book which had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and will air on Discovery August 2017.

Before joining EDF, Ms. Horn spent 15 years writing for U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, Smithsonian and other publications. Her first job was with the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, doing timber management, trail construction, mine reclamation and education. Ms. Horn holds a BA from Harvard University and completed two years of post-baccalaureate study in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. She was a Japan Society Media Fellow and the clean energy team she led at EDF won the 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize.

About the host:

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for Late Night with David Letterman for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s TV Nation. He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the The New York Times Magazine. His most recent book (an optimistic formulation) is Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything.

Person Place Thing is produced with the JCC in Manhattan and sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with Humanities NY.

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