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    • 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...
    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Elinor Donahue interview, 1998 November

    • Donahue, Elinor, 1937 - Anecdotes Cooking
    • Elinor begins the interview talking about her life in Hollywood and the specific recipes that accompanied the different stages of her life in Los Angeles and Hollywood. For example, she discusses going to high school with Elizabeth Taylor, Jane...
    • Letty Cottin Pogrebin interview

    • Rabbis - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Married women - Fiction; Jewish families - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction
    • Letty Cottin Pogrebin discusses her book, “Three Daughters.” Pogrebin begins by explaining that the novel explores the relationships in a traditional Jewish family that is motivated by good intentions yet plagued by inescapable tragedies. The story...
    • Donald Donohugh interview

    • Middle-aged persons - Psychology Middle-aged persons - Health and hygiene Middle-aged persons - Sexual behavior Middle-aged persons - Family relationships
    • Donald begins the discussion defining the “middle years”—psychological change resulting in an individual discovering they are a finite creature—and that he wanted examine this stage of life systematically as scientifically as possible. Donald talks...
    • Amy Wallace interview, 2003

    • Castaneda, Carlos, 1931-1998; Anthropologists - United States - Biography; Cults - United States
    • Amy Wallace discusses her book, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda.” Wallace talks about her relationship with her father, Irving Wallace, and his relationship with Carlos Castaneda. She talks about Castaneda’s writings and...
    • Miriam Bat-Ami interview, 1999

    • Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Juvenile fiction; Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Fiction; Jewish refugees - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Jews - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Holocaust survivors -...
    • Miriam Bat-Ami discusses her book, “Two Suns in the Sky,” which explores refugees from Yugoslavia attempting to establish their new identities as Americans. The characters had to explore how to become Americans. Further, they wanted to explore...
    • Desmond Morris interview, 1985

    • Human anatomy; Human body
    • Desmond Morris discusses his book, “Body Watching,” which extensively scrutinizes the body from head-to-toe. He explains the purpose of each of the body parts, and ultimately how they serve for reproduction or social adaptability purposes. ...
    • Dennis Wholey interview, 1997

    • Life; Change (Psychology); Spiritual life
    • Dennis Wholey discusses his book, The Miracle of Change, which explores change in all its aspects and its impact on an individual’s sense of well-being. Filled with practical strategies and important insights, The Miracle of Change, draws upon the...
    • George Englund interview, 2004 November

    • Brando, Marlon; Englund, George, 1926–; Motion picture actors and actresses – United States – Biography
    • George begins the interview talking about the complex nature of Marlon Brando. For the majority of the interview, Sidney narrates a series of stories about his sometimes-difficult relationship with Brando. In particular, he discusses how Brando’s...
    • Joseph Kanon interview, 2005

    • Americans - Italy - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction; War crimes - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Joseph Kanon discusses his novel, “Alibi.” He begins by explaining his own travels to Venice and how he knew he wanted to write a story about the city. He talks about Venice’s role in the Holocaust and how he incorporated that into his book....
    • H. G. Bissinger interview, 1990

    • Permian High School (Odessa, Tex.) - Football; Football - Social aspects - Texas - Odessa
    • H. G. Bissinger discusses his book, “Friday Night Lights.” He begins by describing his time watching the 1988 Permian High School football team in the town of Odessa, TX. He talks about the culture of a small town and how everyone rallies for...
    • 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...
    • Jill Robinson and Stuart Shaw interview

    • Man-woman relationships; Love
    • Jill Robinson and Stuart Shaw discuss their book, “Falling in Love When You Thought You Were Through.” They begin by talking about their individual personal backgrounds with previous marriages and children. Martinson asks Robinson to read the...
    • Rona Jaffe interview, 1981 July 08

    • Role playing - Fiction; College students - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Mystery
    • Rona Jaffe discusses her novel, “Mazes and Monsters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about four college friends who bond over playing a medieval war game. She talks about the individual characteristics of the friends, and how the game...
    • Janet Sternburg interview, 1991 May

    • American literature - Women authors - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; American literature - 20th century - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; Women and literature - United States - History - 20th century; Authorship - Sex differences
    • Janet Sternburg discusses her second book, “The Writer on Her Work, Volume II.” She begins by explaining that her book is a collection of personal essays by female writers. She talks about authors such as Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, and...
    • Steve Allen interview, 1998

    • Allen, Steve, 1921-2000 - Fiction; Meadows, Jayne, 1919- - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction;
    • Steve begins the interview briefly talking about the basic gimmicks and insider jokes he uses in his novels. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Steve’s conversation meanders between the novel’s themes and Steve’s life ranging from his...
    • Ken Lindner interview, 2000 January

    • Broadcast journalism - Vocational guidance; Broadcast journalism - Technological innovations; Broadcast journalism - Moral and ethical aspects; Television broadcasting of news;
    • Ken and Connie begin the show briefly discussing the distinction between “real” and tabloid journalism. For the majority of the interview, Ken talks about his work as an agent for broadcast journalists and the lessons he has learned about...
    • Anthony Gallea interview

    • Investments
    • Anthony Gallea discusses his book, “Contrarian Investing.” He says that contrarianism is looking at information a different way. After reviewing research studies, Gallea discovered that when a stock drops 50% or more from its year high, it tends...

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