Fire Lovers


Guests:

Joseph Wambaugh
* Former LAPD detective
* Author of several books, including most recently, Fire Lover (William Morrow, 2002)

Peter M. Leschak
* Author, Ghosts of the Fireground: Echose of the Great Peshtigo Fire and the Calling of a Wildland Firefighter
* A professional wildland fire fighter for the state of Minnesota

Paul Schwartzman
* Mental health Counselor who specializes in kids who are firestarters
* Co-authored The Fireproof Children Handbook
* Wrote the chapter on the treatment of juvenile firesetters in The Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Children

The recent wildfires in Arizona and Colorado were allegedly started not by mother nature, but by people, raising new questions about arson and fire safety. On Talk of the Nation, guest host Doug Fabrizio talks with experts about the psychology of those who set, and those who fight, fires.

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