books

The Reading Life
1:32 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

The Reading Life With Sheri Fink And Errol Barron

This week on The Reading Life: Bestselling author Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in A Storm-Ravaged Hospital, and architect Errol Barron, whose lovely new sketchbook is Roma Osservata, or, Rome Observed.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Cookbook Construction With Experts And Authors

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Building a cookbook is a lot of work. From recipe testing to photography sessions to finalized editing, the process can be grueling. On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear how it gets done, from beginning to end, from a group of authors and photographers.

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WRKF
11:20 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Segregated Soliders: Military Training at the Core of the Fight for Civil Rights

In his new book, “Segregated Soldiers: Military Training at Historically Black Colleges in the Jim Crow South”, historian Marcus Cox argues that African Americans leveraged military service to claim their civil rights.

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The Reading Life
1:51 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

The Reading Life With Matt Sakakeeny, Denise McConduit And Shannan Cvitanovic

This week on The Reading Life: Tulane music professor, ethnomusicologist, journalist and Los Po-Boy-Citos guitarist Matt Sakakeeny, author of Roll with It: Brass Bands on the Streets of New Orleans. We'll also hear from Denise McConduit, whose new children's book is The Boy Who Didn't Like to Read, and who'll be appearing at the New Orleans Children's Book Festival at Latter Library Nov. 16.

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The Reading Life
1:55 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

The Reading Life: An Atlas, Birds And Bird

This week on The Reading Life: Rebecca Snedeker, co-editor, with Rebecca Solnit, of The Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, a collection of 22 gorgeous maps, accompanying essays, and art that will change the way you view our city.

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The Reading Life
1:44 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

The Reading Life With Wally Lamb, Samuel G. Freedman And LaToya Devezin

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist Wally Lamb, whose new book is the unforgettable We Are Water, and nonfiction writer Samuel G. Freedman, author of Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights.

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The Reading Life
1:40 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Anne Rice, Christopher Rice And Deborah Burst

Anne and Christopher Rice.

This week on The Reading Life: Anne Rice talks about the second novel in her Wolf Gift Chronicles, The Wolves of Midwinter, and Christopher Rice discusses his post-Katrina supernatural thriller, The Heavens Rise

The Rice family is coming to town for the Vampire Lestat Fan Club Ball and book signings around town. We'll also hear from Deborah Burst about Hallowed Halls of Greater New Orleans: Historic Churches, Cathedrals and Sanctuaries, for which Anne Rice wrote the introduction.  *Lagniappe Audio!*

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WRKF
5:39 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Memoir Traces Spiral into Racial Violence Amid Baton Rouge Desegregation Fight

Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist
University Press of Mississippi

Originally published on Mon October 14, 2013 9:28 am

Tim Parrish says his memoir, Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, is not a book he wanted to write. He dreaded reckoning with the racial violence of his adolescence in Baton Rouge in the 1960s and 1970s.

An explosion rattled his kitchen windows when a city pool nearby was blown up after it was integrated. As a teenager, Parrish took part in street fights and race riots at his school – Istrouma High.

Parrish traces the roots of his own bigotry to his family and their Baptist congregation.

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The Reading Life
2:13 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

The Reading Life With Rodger Kamenetz, Tim Parrish, And Richard Sexton & Randolph Delehanty

This week on The Reading Life: We'll be talking with poet Rodger Kamenetz and painter Michael Hafftka, whose new collaboration is a book called To Die Next to You.

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The Reading Life
1:42 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

The Reading Life With Errol Laborde

This week on The Reading Life: Journalist and Carnival historian Errol Laborde talks about about his beautiful new book, Mardi Gras: Chronicles of New Orleans Carnival.

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