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

May 26, 2012

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 <I>The Flamer</I>, 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