Over the past 500 million years, there have been five major life extinction events on planet Earth. We're now witnessing the sixth extinction, says author Elizabeth Kolbert in her new book of the same name. Amy Mills has this month's KPCW book review.
John and Lynn talk to two authors, starting with Elizabeth Kolbert "The Sixth Extinction", predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Then, Daniel Suarez, author of "Influx" asks why the high-tech future that seemed imminent in the 1960's failed to arrive.