Mapping the Imagination

October 21, 2007
(was 12.03.2006)

There are lots of good reasons for belonging to an automobile service club like Triple A, but way down deep, you really only do it for the Trip-Tiks. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, maps and the imagination. We'll consider what kind of information belongs on a map - geographical, geological or gastronomical! And well meet the Californian who made it a personal pilgrimage to visit the sites associated with his states visionaries.

  1. Erik Davis on "The Visionary State"

    Erik Davis, a fifth generation Californian, tells Jim Fleming that geographically and culturally, his state supports diversity and exploration.

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  2. Peter Turchi on Writer as Cartographer

    Peter Turchi tells Steve Paulson that both map-making and writing place great importance on the empty spaces.

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  3. Chitra Divakaruni on Magical Children's Literature

    Chitra Divakaruni tells Anne Strainchamps that the events of 9/11 convinced her of the importance of multi-cultural literature for children.

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  4. Simon Winchester on the Geological Map

    Simon Winchester tells Jim Fleming about the life of William Smith and his struggle to create the world's first geological map.

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  5. Madhur Jaffrey on "Climbing the Mango Trees"

    Madhur Jaffrey, the Julia Child of India, talks with Anne Strainchamps about her extended Indian family.

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