Reeve Lindbergh On Her Mother's Life And Writings
04/26/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm  Download MP3
The Lindbergh family is probably best remembered for the exploits of aviator Charles Lindbergh, and for the kidnapping and murder of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's young son, which captured headlines around the world. Anne was also well known for being a prolific writer - she published a number of books during her lifetime, some fiction, some poetry, some non-fiction. Now, the couple's daughter Reeve Lindbergh is sharing a new chapter in her family's story, publishing more of her mother's writings in a new book. "Against Wind & Tide" is a collection of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's unpublished letters and journals, spanning from 1947 to 1986. In them, she shares an intimate portrait of the inner life of a famous family, and ruminates on life in America in the second half of the 20th century. We talk to Reeve Lindbergh about her mother's life and writing.
Also, thousands of students, angry over planned tuition hikes in Quebec, took to the streets last night in Montreal. They shattered windows and clashed with police. Police say 85 people were arrested, a few were taken to the hospital, and several police officers were injured. Students have been protesting and boycotting classes since mid-February. Last night's protest was sparked after talks between the government and student groups broke down. CBC Radio reporter Elias Abboud gives us an update from Montreal.
And VPR's Susan Keese reports from Wilmington, where many people's lives and emotions are still unsettled after Tropical Storm Irene. To help sort things out, some communities have been hosting story circles, gatherings where people can come and share their flood stories.