Do you need a catastrophe in order to jolt a community into doing something radically different?
In our final podcast takeover episode, award-winning journalist Michele Norris discusses the legacy of slavery with a US mayor and the necessity of solitude with a best-selling author. In a conversation with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Norris asks about Landrieu’s recent decision to remove four Confederate statues. Separately, Norris, who leads a program on race and cultural identity at the Aspen Institute, discusses the writing process with Susan Orlean, author of "The Orchid Thief' and writer for The New Yorker. Both conversations are held at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where all of our guests are presenting.