In The Boy Who Played With Fusion, journalist Tom Clynes tells the story of Taylor Wilson, a boy genius with a passion for nuclear fusion who makes his way from his modest home in Arkansas to center stage in world of international science competitions. Clynes, writes regularly National Geographic and Popular Science, where he is a contributing editor. For the debut episode of EWA Radio’s new Summer Reading List series, Clynes spoke with public editor Emily Richmond about the challenges that families of prodigies can face. He also raises some important questions about the direction public education is taking when it comes to nurturing the talents of profoundly gifted students.
Listen to the interview at Stitcher