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October Best of Dead End Jobs with ELaine Viets

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Ken Triester, Maya Architecture
Acclaimed architect Ken Treister brings a unique perspective to the physical remains of the ancient Maya cities. Through his knowledgeable treatment of construction methods and materials, Treister discusses the ways in which Maya structures have influenced current forms of design and construction. By observing these ancient cities Treister seeks to unlock the secret of the Maya’s mysterious collapse. 


Josh Hanagarne, “The World’s Strongest Librarian”
Few people expect to find a 6’7” weightlifter with Tourette Syndrome manning their local library’s reference desk. Yet, patrons at the Salt Lake City Public Library have become accustomed to exactly that. Today, Josh Hanagarne has gained control over the worst of his tics—partly through tearing phonebooks in half and bending iron spikes like paperclips—but growing up he was just a scrawny kid who loved books.


Bok Tower Gardens: America’s Taj Mahal
The stunning Bok bell tower and garden was built in Central Florida by millionaire publisher Edward Bok. Architect and author Kenneth Treister talks about the masterpiece on Iron Mountain on this week's Dead-End Jobs Show.
Kenneth will appear at the Miami Book Fair Nov. 24


MK Asante, author, film maker, hip-hop artist and university professor, talks about “Buck,” his memoir about his life as a teenage outlaw and drug dealer in north Philly on this week’s Dead End Jobs Show.