Book Reviews Episodes

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Frisco, a Novel. Talking with author Daniel Bacon

Sept. 29, 2022

A historical novel set amidst the 1934 General Strike in San Francisco, the first such strike in America and a defining event in our history along with the 1849 GoldRush and 1906 Earthquake.

Guest: Daniel Bacon
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Frontier Justice: Bass Reeves Deputy US Marshal. Talking with author Charlie Ray

Sept. 16, 2022

Bass Reeves was the first African American Deputy US Marshal appointed West of The Mississippi. He apprehended more than 3000 fugitives in the Oklahoma Territory and the West. Charlie sets the record straight about the role …

Guest: Charlie Ray
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Stuck Improving: Racial Equity and School Leadership. Talking with author Dr. Decoteau Irby

Aug. 16, 2022

Achieving racial equity in a large high school as the student body grew from 8% black and brown to 30%.

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Upon This Rock - The Sequel. In conversation with author David Eugene Perry.

July 29, 2022

David discusses the sequel to his award winning novel Upon this Rock. He has taken up residence in Grazalema, Spain, one of Spain’s “Pueblo’s Blanco’s.”

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The Midcoast - A Novel. In conversation with author Adam White.

July 19, 2022

Adam White's debut novel is a national bestseller and is featured as a New York Times Editor's Choice book. A crime drama set in small town Maine, it contrasts the fortunes of two very different families. One has become very…

Guest: Adam White
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Under a Broken Sky: talking with award winning author, Kris Calvin

June 14, 2022

A mystery set in Sacramento. Multilayered plot lines with finely drawn characters from award winning author Kris Calvin.

Guest: Kris Calvin
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See me naked: Black women defining pleasure in the Interwar years. Talking with author, Professor Tara Green.

May 31, 2022

Four iconic black black women - Lena Horne, Moms Mabley, Memphis Minnie, Yolande DuBois Williams - are profiled and how they found pleasure in their public and private lives.

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Ambitious Like a Mother: Why prioritizing your career is good for your kids. Talking with Lara Bazelon.

May 25, 2022

Lara Bazelon demolishes some of the popular myths around working Moms: the work/life balance, the selfless mother, and toxic female ambition. Both a memoir and a series of interviews with career women, Lara backs her argume…

Guest: Lara Bazelon
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"Freezing Order". Why Vladimir Putin hates author, Bill Browder for his latest New York Times best seller.

May 7, 2022

A tale of sunshine being the best disinfectant for Russian money laundering and corruption.

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Behind the Enigma: GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber Intelligence Agency. Talking with author, Professor John Ferris.

April 20, 2022

The History of GCHQ, the most secretive intelligence agency in the world.

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Don't shoot, I'm the Guitar Man ! Talking with author Buzzy Martin

April 6, 2022

Buzzy Martin taught guitar to the convicts at San Quentin Prison for three years and shows how music can transform lives, even for hardened criminals. The book and soon to be released motion picture present a compelling mess…

Guest: Buzzy Martin
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Unleashed: In conversation with author Skye Blaine.

April 2, 2022

A story of loss , pain but ultimate triumph.

Guest: Skye Blaine
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The Lost Promise: American Universities in the 1960s. In conversation with Dr. Ellen Schrecker

March 11, 2022

US Universities are still impacted by many policy changes that had their roots in the turbulent ‘60s. The Promise was to provide high quality very affordable college education to foster upward social and economic mobility.