Listen to radio interviews with Douglas about his book Every Day We Live Is the Future and hear him discuss his 2014 Orion magazine article "Mango, Mango! Into the Heart of Central America's Largest Market." Below, watch a video of Dayani Baldelomar giving a tour of the fruit and drink stand in Managua’s Mercado Oriental featured in "Mango, Mango!". 


March 12, 2018 - Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with Douglas Haynes, Professor of English at UW-Oshkosh, where he teaches creative nonfiction, composition, and nature writing. He’s author of Every Day We Live Is the Future, a recent book exploring two Nicaraguan families’ lives and their struggle to combat urban inequality and the extreme effects of climate change.

Douglas Haynes on Wisconsin Public Radio

February 15, 2018 - By 2050, one third of the world's population could be living in urban slums without basic services like running water, electricity, and trash disposal. A Wisconsin author followed two families in the Nicaraguan city of Managua for seven years as they made a life in its most impoverished neighborhood. He shares their stories and why the problems that the urban poor face are only expected to get worse.

Douglas Haynes on Radio National

September 6, 2014 - Australian journalist Andrew West talks with Douglas about the Mercado Oriental market in Managua, Nicaragua, where fifty thousand workers toil each day. It’s hot, crowded, and messy, and it’s also a prime example of how working in the informal economy is becoming the norm for millions of people around the world.

Douglas Haynes on Wisconsin Public Radio

September 3, 2014 - Central Time host Veronica Rueckert talks with Douglas about Dayani Baldelomar's work in the Mercado Oriental, the disasters that have spurred the market's rapid growth, and what the market can teach us about the global economy. 

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April 23, 2012 - Douglas reading from his essays "El Rosario Road," "The Lake at the Bottom of the Bottom," and "Storms Without Names" at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Dean's Symposium.  


Dayani Baldelomar on life in Central America's largest market from Orion Magazine on Vimeo.

This video accompanied an online Orion magazine interview with Douglas about his essay "Mango, Mango! Into the Heart of Central America's Largest Market." Read Article>>