The Reading Life
1:33 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

The Reading Life With George Bishop And Danny Heitman

This week on The Reading Life: author George Bishop, whose new Louisiana-set novel is Night of the Comet, and Baton Rouge Advocate columnist Danny Heitman, on the pleasures and problems of inheriting books. Susan also talks about more summer reading.

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The Reading Life
1:49 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

The Reading Life With James Lee Burke And Alex McConduit

This week on The Reading Life: The one, the only, James Lee Burke. Light of the World is the 20th novel in his series featuring Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux.

We'll also hear from New Orleans children's book author Alex McConduit, whose new book is The Thorn in My Horn.

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4:54 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

MONDAY: Professor Paul Ehrlich, Author Moses Gates, Dr. Michael Gurian

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 9:04 am

Stanford University biologist Professor Paul Ehrlich, who wrote "The Population Bomb" in the late 1960's, explains why overpopulation is still a threat to mankind.

Professor Moses Gates discusses his book, "Hidden Cities"

An encore of Jim's talk with Dr. Michael Gurian, on his book, "The Wonder of Aging"


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9:11 am
Fri July 19, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Ed Haslam, Journalist Dudley Lahew, Dr. Patricia Farris

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 10:45 am

Edward Haslam, author of "Dr. Mary's Monkey", a book with a controversial theory on a conspiracy linked to the Kennedy assassination.

A visit with journalist Dudley Lahew, who reported on Senator Edward Kennedy's car crash at Chappaquidick; 44 years ago.

Tulane University's Dr. Patricia Farris, co-author of "The Sugar Detox"


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2:14 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

THURSDAY: Blogger John Maginnis, Leo Honeycutt & Eric Lane, Kim Ritchie Spencer

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 10:05 am

A visit with veteran Capitol correspondent and publisher of "" John Maginnis.

Write-journalist Leo Honeycutt and local businessman Eric Lane talk with Jim about former Major Leaguer Matt Batts, who died recently here in Baton Rouge at the age of 91.

Kim Ritchie Spencer, who contributed to the book, "The Thinking Mom's Revolution", about being the parent of an autistic child.

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The Reading Life
1:39 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Two Louisiana Estates And Cocktail Reading On The Reading Life

This week on The Reading Life: Fred Starr, author of Une Belle Maison: The Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans's Historic Bywater, along with photographer Richard Sexton and writer Randy Harelson, creators of New Roads and Old Rivers: A History of Point Coupee Parish, and Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail.

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NPR Story
10:17 am
Thu July 11, 2013

THURSDAY: LDOR's Jason Decuir, Rock Historian Steve Miller

Jim talks with Louisiana Department of Revenue Executive Council Jason Decuir about the Governor's abandoned tax swap plan, the 2013 fiscal Legislative Session and the coming state Tax Amnesty program.

Author Steve Miller discusses his book, "Detroit Rock City", a series of stories of the Motor City's most famous and influential rock & rollers.

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The Reading Life
1:46 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

The Reading Life With Peter Wolf, Brett Martin And Hemingway Festivities

This week on The Reading Life: Peter M. Wolf, author of My New Orleans, Gone Away: A Memoir of Loss and Renewal. Plus, Brett Martin talks about his eerily timely Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

And Sunday Shae Parker gives us a preview of the Running of the Bulls and the fifth annual Hemingway Celebration coming up July 14.



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1:56 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Philipp Meyer Explores Bloody Origin Of Texas In 'The Son'

Originally published on Fri July 5, 2013 10:15 am

Phllipp Meyer‘s epic new novel “The Son“ details the blood-soaked evolution of Texas.

Spanning two hundred years, it tells the story, in often brutal detail, of the McCulloughs, who first settled in the state in the early 1800s.

Patriarch Eli McCullough is kidnapped by Comanches in a brutal attack, later, his sons fall upon their Mexican neighbors with equal ferocity.

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10:07 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Interviews: 'Second Line Rescue' Authors Marcia Gaudet And Barry Ancelet; Rep. John Bel Edwards

Marcia Gaudet and Barry Ancelet discuss their book, "Second Line Rescue", about improvised citizen rescues that took place after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Amite state Representative and House Democratic Caucus leader John Bel Edwards talks about his call for a Veto Session, to override some of Governor Jindal's budget vetoes, and other issues.


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