Behind the mike

KCRW, the National Public Radio station at 89.9 FM in Santa Monica, asked me to host this week's installment of the respected show Politics of Culture. The guest was John Nielsen, an NPR environment reporter who has writen a book on the scientific and political effort to save the California condor from extinction. Nielsen grew up in Piru, the small Ventura County town a little north of Six Flags Magic Mountain and west of Castaic, Calif. His father was in charge of developing the nearby suburbs of Valencia.

Nielsen's book is Condor: To the Brink and Back — the Story of One Giant Bird. Website

Listen to the interview