I cannot live without books.
~ Thomas Jefferson
This week was an exciting week for books... The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched on April 18th and it was the biggest and most prestigious book festival of the year, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. We were live from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday & Sunday.
On Saturday's show we spoke with John Palfrey the President of the Board of Directors of the DPLA about the open source nature of the project and his hopes for it. In the second half of the show, we spoke with two librarians: Maureen Sullivan, President of the American Library Association and John Szabo, Los Angeles' City Librarian; and Skylar Lenox of Reading To Kids about a local non-profit dedicated to sharing the love of reading.
On Sunday's show we spoke with award winning science author K.C. Cole about her book, Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer & His Astonishing Exploratorium. Cole likes to play with the natural connections between science, art, politics, whatnot, and hosts an irregular series of events exploring these intersections known as Categorically Not!