Matt Lindon

  Today on the program, a conversation with local author Terry Sidford who’ s written a book called One Hundred Hearts. It contains the results of  100 surveys completed by one hundred women. What do you do in the face of adversity?  How do you define courage? What was your defining moment that made you who you are today? These are some of the questions that were posed in the book.

In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell first speak with Dr. Steven Kress, author of "Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock", a book that chronicles the efforts to re-establish puffin birds to islands off the Maine coast. After that, they talk to Matt Lindon, professional engineer, about the state's ongoing drought and why the second driest state in the nation consumes more water than nearly any other.

Kevin Fedarko's book The Emerald Mile is a rollicking white water rollercoaster tale of the epic Grand Canyon Flood of 1983 and the engineers and river runners who tried to tame it. Matt Lindon has this month's KPCW Book Review.