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The Sound of Books
1:36 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

"Who Was Dracula?" — A New Investigation By Acclaimed Historian Jim Steinmeyer

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by acclaimed stage and magic historian Jim Steinmeyer: Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood.

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The Reading Life
1:41 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

The Reading Life's Tales Along the River

This week on The Reading Life: It's all about Louisiana with St. Francisville writer Rod Dreher, author of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, A Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life, and Mary Ann Sternberg of Baton Rouge, author of River Road Rambler: A Curious Traveler Along Louisiana’s Historic Byway.

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The Sound of Books
2:14 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Poet Rodney Jones' Ninth Volume Explores "Imaginary Logic"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest volume from award-winning poet Rodney Jones — Imaginary Logic.

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

Reading Digitally, and the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library Book Sale

This week on The Reading Life: An excerpt from “Reading in the Digital Age,"  a panel with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham and critics Maureen Corrigan of Fresh Air and Dwight Garner of the New York Times, recorded at the 2013 Tennessee Williams Festival.

We'll also talk with  Peg Phelps of the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library book sale.

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Book Reviews
3:47 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

In 'Life After Life,' Caught In The Dangerous Machinery of History

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Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 8:56 pm

Flannery O'Connor said short stories need to have a beginning, a middle and an end, though not necessarily in that order. But what about novels? Kate Atkinson seems to believe there can be a beginning, a middle and an end, and then another beginning, plus several more middles ... and why not have a beginning again?

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The Sound of Books
12:58 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Page-Turning Debut Novel About Race in 1960s Alabama

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten — the acclaimed debut novel from prize-winning historian Robert J. Norrell: Eden Rise.

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The Reading Life
1:39 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

The Reading Life with Nathaniel Rich and Pam Houston

This week on The Reading Life we meet novelist Nathaniel Rich, author of The Mayor's Tongue and Odds Against Tomorrow.

Then we'll talk with  book collector Mark Samuels Lasner, and novelist Pam Houston, whose most recent book is Contents May Have Shifted.

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WRKF
10:36 am
Thu March 28, 2013

FRIDAY: BRAC's Adam Knapp, Pro Bono Attorneys Emily Ziober and Ken Mayo, Author Marina Adshade

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 10:10 am

Jim talks with Baton Rouge area Chamber President and CEO Adam Knapp about IBM's plans to build a service center in Baton Rouge; employing 800 people. Adam also talks about other economic development news.

Attorney's Emily Ziober and Ken Mayo discuss the importance of doing pro bono legal work for those that erstwhile could not afford representation. 

Economist Marina Adshade talks about her latest book, "Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love".


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WRKF
9:10 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Interviews: Blogger Jeff Sadow, Physicist and Author Loenard Mlodinow

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 1:37 pm

LSU-Shreveport political science professor and blogger Jeff Sadow talks with Jim about Governor Jindal's policies and his support for the Governor.

Physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow discusses his new book, "Subliminal: How Your Subconcious Mind Rules Your Behavior"


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The Sound of Books
2:54 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Top Marks for New Mohsin Hamid Novel — "How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised and highly recommended new novel by Mohsin Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.

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