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    • Baxter Black interview, 1995 November

    • Cowboys – Fiction; Rodeos – Fiction; Oklahoma City (Okla.) – Fiction;
    • In this interview, Connie and Baxter Black devote the majority of their discussion to talking about Baxter’s writing style, his life as a rancher, roper, and especially, as a cowboy poet and spend very little of their discussion to the specifics of...
    • Scott Carpenter interview, 1992 March

    • Aeronautics, Military - Fiction; Action
    • Carpenter’s book is about a former renegade American fighter pilot given command of the US Navy’s top secret submarine, Steel Albatross, to counter a dissident Soviet faction’s attempt to knock out every computer and electronic link in the US. The...
    • Al Gore interview, 1992 February 18

    • Environmental policy; Environmental protection; Human ecology
    • Al Gore discusses his book “Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit.” He describes how human actions and decisions can endanger or protect the Earth’s ecosystem and stresses how the Earth’s inhabitants face a global environmental...
    • Paula Nelson interview, 1982 December

    • Loans, Personal - Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Credit - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Connie and Paula discuss the importance of understanding the lending process and the different sources of capital available to investors in the early 1980s. Paula begins the discussion emphasizing that lending institutions are in the business of...
    • Aline Romanones interview, 1995 May

    • Carlos, - the Jackal - Fiction; Terrorists - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • Aline, Countess of Romanones, discusses her book, The Well-Mannered Assassin, about a jet-setting woman enlisted as a spy by the CIA to prevent nuclear weapon plans from being acquired by terrorists. The majority of the discussion centers on the...
    • Russell Banks interview, 1991 September

    • School bus accidents - Fiction; Community life - Fiction; New York (State) - Fiction
    • Connie and Russell’s discussion begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Russell describes how he created a small town morality play, which Connie describes, “in a funny way,” as a little bit Thornton Wilder and Robert...
    • Dr. Ravi Batra interview, 1988 October

    • Investments - United States; Finance, Personal - United States; Business cycles - United States
    • Connie begins the discussion with a quote from Dr. Batra’s book: “No country can cut taxes and increase defense spending and not expect to have deficit problems.” Dr. Batra uses this statement to discuss the factors that he predicts will result in...
    • William Rusher interview, 1984 June

    • Conservatism - United States - History - 20th century; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989
    • William Rusher begins the interview describing how he became a conservative and then goes on to define modern American conservative thought. He argues that a proper understanding, a conservative understanding, of man’s nature, generally, requires...
    • Gerald Posner and John Ware interview, 1986

    • Mengele, Josef, 1911-1979; Auschwitz (Concentration camp); War criminals - Germany - Biography; Physicians - Germany - Biography; World war, 1939-1945 - Atrocities; Human experimentation in medicine
    • Posner begins the discussion covering how his work as a lawyer prompted him to research and write about Mengele. Posner and Connie spend the first interview segment talking about the people who influenced, mentored, and supported Mengele throughout...
    • Noah Hawley interview, 2004 June

    • Wedding photography - Fiction; Commitment (Psychology) - Fiction; Women photographers - Fiction; Weddings - Fiction
    • Noah begins the interview talking about how he wanted to write a dark comedy that explored the reality of modern relationships as an alternative to the trite artifice of Hollywood’s romantic comedies. Noah and Connie spend the majority of the...
    • David Plotz interview, 2005

    • Graham, Robert Klark; Sperm banks - United States; Artificial insemination, Human - United States; Nobel Prizes; Intellect - Genetic Aspects
    • David Plotz discusses his book, “The Genius Factory.” He begins by giving background information on how Robert Klark Graham started the Repository for Germinal Choice in 1980, which was a sperm bank where Nobel Prize winners were solicited to...
    • Carl Sferrazza Anthony interview, 2005

    • Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980
    • Carl Sferrazza Anthony discusses his biography, “Nellie Taft.” He begins with stories from the early childhood of the future first lady and her unusually rebellious nature for a woman growing up in the late 1800s. He talks about her time spent...
    • Charles Lockwood interview, 1989 July

    • Dwellings - California - Beverly Hills. Architecture, Domestic - California - Beverly Hills; Beverly Hills (Calif.) - Buildings, structures, etc.
    • Charles begins the discussion describing what constitutes an estate: a main house, a detached guest house, a pool, and a tennis court that is situated on relatively flat land at least an acre and half in size. Connie and Charles spend the majority...
    • Joanne Harris interview, 2004 February

    • Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610 - Assassination - Fiction; Abbesses, Christian - Fiction; Impersonation - Fiction; Actresses - Fiction; Nuns - Fiction; France - History - Louis XIII, 1610-1643 - Fiction
    • Joanne and Connie focus the majority of their discussion on the intrigue, turmoil, deception, and masquerade that surround a young woman who retreats to a convent to protect her young daughter. Joanne also discusses her research and writing...
    • Russell Andrews interview, 2004 February

    • Police - New York (State) - Long Island - Fiction; Serial murders - Fiction; Long Island (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Russell and Connie begin the discussion talking about the plot and characters in Russell’s thriller about the murder of a young female journalist, that draws Russell’s protagonist, a small-town Long Island cop, into a dangerous investigation that...
    • Barbara Raskin interview, 1987

    • Female friendship - Fiction; Middle-aged women - Fiction
    • Barbara begins the discussion talking about the real world research grounding her book about three girlfriends confronting the death of a mutual friend together and the changing notion of femininity reveal in that confrontation. Barbara also...
    • Julie Orringer interview, 2003

    • Short stories; Children - Fiction; Mother and child - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction
    • Julie Orringer discusses her book, “How to Breathe Underwater.” She begins by explaining how she gradually wrote this collection of short stories over the span of several years. She provides background information on her Jewish upbringing and how...
    • James Rudin interview, 1989 January

    • Jaffe, Hirshel - Health; Rabbis - New York (State) - Newburgh - Biography; Leukemia - Patients - Biography
    • James Rudin begins the interview discussing how the power of faith and friendship helped his friend, rabbi Hirshel Jaffe, overcome cancer and a crisis of faith. James delves into a number of different topics during the interview, ranging from a...

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