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The Sound of Books
12:17 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Susan Straight's Highly Recommended New Novel "Between Heaven and Here"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new novel from award-winning author Susan Straight — Between Heaven and Here.

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The Reading Life
1:35 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

The Reading Life's Tennessee Williams Fest Preview

The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival is the big event in town this week, and The Reading Life is there.

We present festival guests, including first-time novelist and Oprah pick Ayana Mathis, author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; playwright John Biguenet, whose new work is Mold; and Elena Passarello, the first woman to win the Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest, and author of a book of essays entitled, appropriately enough, Let Me Clear My Throat.

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The Reading Life
1:42 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Thomas Keith and Brenda Marie Osbey

Thomas Keith.

This week on The Reading Life, Susan gives listeners an advance look at The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival with actor, writer, and theater professor Thomas Keith, who edits Williams' work for New Directions. He will talk about his long reading of Williams' plays and memoirs.

Then, former Louisiana State Poet Laureate Brenda Marie Osbey, also appearing at the Festival, will give us a look behind the making of her new collection, History and Other Poems.

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Books
6:38 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Book News: Hippies Were Dirty And Liked Music By Satanists, Louisiana Textbook Claims

Paintings adorn the "Magic Bus" on display at a museum built on the site of the 1969 Woodstock music festival.
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Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 9:00 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Books
5:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

WWNO and the WWII Museum Present Historian Dr. Arthur Herman

The National WWII Museum's US Freedom Pavilion.

WWNO and the National WWII Museum are kicking off a new authors' lecture series this Thursday with Dr. Arthur Herman, historian and author of Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II.

Dr. Herman will take audience members back to a time when captains of industry tapped into the extensive network of American businessmen to forge what came to be known as "the arsenal of democracy" — the retooling of the United States' nascent industrial prowess into the world's most powerful war machine.

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WRKF
12:04 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Interviews: LSU's David Kurpius, Law Professor David Orentlicher

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:01 pm

Jim talks with LSU's David Kurpius about the Tiger Bridge program, which could allow students at a Baton Rouge Community College to live on the LSU campus.

Law professor and author David Orentlicher, who promotes  a bipartisan two president system in his book, "Two Presidents Are Better Than One:

Chesley Heymsfield, with the Louisiana International Film Festival, coming up in April.

Author & humorist Elissa Altman talks about her new book, "Poor Man's Feast"


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The Sound of Books
3:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Timely New Book from Pulitzer Prize Winner Garry Wills, "Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills, Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition.

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The Reading Life
1:44 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Alison Bechdel, Ronlyn Domingue and Betsy Charron

  

This week on The Reading Life, cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother? as well as novelist Ronlyn Domingue, whose new book is The Mapmaker’s War.

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The Sound of Books
2:13 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Hanna Rosin's New Book Explores "The End of Men"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the latest book from award-winning journalist and author Hanna Rosin, The End of Men: and the Rise of Women.

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The Reading Life
1:45 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Schools, Cities and Artists in Love

This week on The Reading Life: former Times-Picayune education reporter Sarah Carr discusses Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children.

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