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Author Elizabeth Rush: A Year Later

A year ago this month, Karl Lengel sat down with author Elizabeth Rush to discuss her book Rising: Dispatches From the New American Shore, described as "a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love". She chronicled several American communities that have been changed by rising waters, including Staten Island, as affected by Hurricane Sandy and the Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana. Rising: Dispatches From the New American Shore was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

In the first interview, WWNO's Karl Lengel asked her about updates on the book. The second interview is about her two-month "tour" to Antarctica researching material for a new book.

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An interview with Elizabeth Rush regarding her two-month research trip aboard the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer in Antarctica

Karl Lengel worked at New Orleans Public Radio for more than two decades before leaving the station in 2023.

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