Clifton Hood, professor of history, was featured on “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday,” National Public Radio’s flagship call-in science program with host Ira Flatow.
The show featured a segment on subways — how they’re built today, how they were built in the past, and how the New York City subway system came to be. One of the show’s producers noted Hood’s expertise on the New York City subways.
Hood, who joined the HWS faculty in 1992, holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington University, and his master’s and doctorate from Columbia University. He is the author of “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York,” which was released in a new paperback edition in 2004. A chapter from 722 Miles has also been excerpted in “The American Urban Reader: History and Theory,” edited by Steven H. Corey and Lisa Kissoff Boehm (Routledge 2010). Hood is currently writing a book, “In Pursuit of Privilege: New York’s Upper Class and the Making of the City, since 1754.”
“Talk of the Nation: Science Friday” airs on WEOS-FM (89.7, 90.3, 88.1) on Friday, at 3:20 to 4 p.m.