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"Beyond the Headlines"

Beyond the Headlines: The Forgotten History of Yosemite and Ben Rogers' The Flamer

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We learn about a forgotten figure in the history of America's most popular National Park: Yosemite. And we talk with Reno author

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On this edition we learn about a forgotten figure in the history of America's most popular National Park: Yosemite. Environmental historian Jen Huntley talks about her new book "The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origins of America's Most Popular National Park." And we'll hear from Reno author Ben Rogers about his book The Flamer, about a boy genius who likes to play with fire. We'll discuss why so many young boys are often obsessed with fire and explosions. Plus we'll discuss Rogers' day job: developing new nanotechnology. More Information: The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origins of America's Most Popular National Park Ben Rogers Official Website