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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The Reading Life
1:41 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

The Reading Life With Mark Childress And The Community Book Center

This week on The Reading Life: We check in with that wonderful comic novelist Mark Childress (Crazy in Alabama), who has a new book, What It Means to Miss New Orleans: Three Essays After Katrina.

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11:35 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Interviews: Planned Parenthood's Melissa Flournoy; Dr. Paul Offit On Alternative Medicine

Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 10:17 am

Melissa Flournoy, with Planned Parenthood of Louisiana, on legislation passed this year that attacks her organization, and the national abortion rights movement.

Physician and author Dr. Paul Offit on his new book, "The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine"

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The Reading Life
1:54 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

The Reading Life With Sheila Heti And Lee Miller

Author Sheila Heti.

This week on The Reading Life: Canadian novelist Sheila Heti, whose most recent book is the genre-bending How Should a Person Be?

We’ll also talk with Lee Miller of the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University's Howard-Tilton Library. And Susan will have some picks for summer reading.

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The Reading Life
1:42 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

The Reading Life With Nancy Harris, Don Quixote And The Historic New Orleans Collection Book Fair

This week on The Reading Life, we’ll talk with longtime New Orleans poet Nancy Harris whose new collection is Beauty Eating Beauty. We’ll also hear from Amanda McFillen, the assistant curator of museum programs at The Historic New Orleans Collection, about a new summer book festival coming up June 22.

And we’ll check in with Susie Penman and Ted O’Brien who are starting the One Time Don Quixote Book Club, which might just be the right book club for you.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Even 300 Years Ago, A 'Frat Boy' Ran Amok In New Orleans

Erin Greenwald spent five years translating and editing her latest book, available in conjunction with an exhibit at the Historic New Orleans Collection.

Click here to listen to this week's Notes.

In 2004, the Historic New Orleans Collection acquired a remarkable document written by Marc-Antoine Caillot a 21-year-old French adventurer who came to New Orleans almost 300 years ago. This travelogue, one of the most significant finds of its kind, has been translated into English and is now in print as a book.

On Notes from New Orleans Sharon Litwin talks to historian Erin Greenwald about this amazing and amusing documentation of life in French Colonial New Orleans.

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The Reading Life
1:43 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Straight Outta Swampton On The Reading Life

This week on The Reading Life, The Neighborhood Story Project's Woodlief Thomas, Lake Area NTEC High School creative writing teacher Jeremy Roussel, and Lake Area students Rejeanne Boudreaux and Devin Lafrance, creators of the new book from the Neighborhood Story Project, Straight Outta Swampton.

We’ll also talk with Karin Giger, who’s one of the folks behind the Pinckley Memorial Little Free Library on Soniat St. in the side yard of Latter Library. And Susan has some picks for summer reading.

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The Reading Life
1:47 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

The Reading Life With Kent Wascom And Bayou Magazine

This week on The Reading Life, debut novelist Kent Wascom, author of The Blood of Heaven, and Joanna Leake and Carrie Chappell of UNO's Bayou Magazine.

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Red River Radio
9:55 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Renowned Shreveport Physician Still Writing The Book On Genetic Disorders

A Shreveport pediatrician who wrote the reference book on genetic disorders will turn 80 this summer. Dr. Harold Chen can barely carry his 2,200-page "Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling." The second edition was published last year, divided into three volumes. Chen drops it on a desk with a thud.

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