Episode 105: Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who covers health and science for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He is also the author of “Though the Earth Gives Way: A Novel.” That book was  published in January by Bancroft Press.

The book is an end-of-days look at a small group of people as climate change has wrecked the planet. 

Host Matt Tullis wanted to talk with Johnson about the book, as well as how his journalism career has helped or hindered his ability to write fiction. 

Johnson was part of the Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2011 for a series on the groundbreaking use of genetic technology to save a 4-year-old boy. That series was later turned into the book, “One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine.” He wrote that book with Kathleen Gallagher. 

Johnson, a Pulitzer finalist three times, continues to write about health and science in Milwaukee. 

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