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    • Ken Howard interview, 2003 July 22

    • Acting - Psychological aspects; Public speaking
    • Ken Howard discusses his book, “Act Natural.” He begins by explaining the origins of the book, which draws from courses he taught at Harvard and from his own career as an actor and sets out to demonstrate how to be a more effective public speaker...
    • Warren Adler interview, 2004 April 26

    • Adult children of divorced parents - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Overweight women - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Single women - Fiction
    • Warren Adler discusses his book, “Children of the Roses.” He begins by explaining that he decided to write the book as a sequel to his previous novel “War of the Roses.” He discusses the effect that divorce has on children and how that plays out in...
    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town in...
    • Harry Crosby interview, 1982

    • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - History; Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - Social life and customs; Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - Biography
    • Harry Crosby discusses his book “Last of the Californios,” which he wrote and took photographs for. He begins by explaining the word Californio, which was a term used by settlers to describe indigenous people from Baja, California. The Californio...
    • Peter Duffy interview

    • Bielski, Asael; Bielski, Tuvia; Bielski, Zus, d. 1995; Jews - Persecutions - Belarus; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Belarus; World war, 1939-1945 - Jewish resistance -Belarus; World war, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue - Belarus
    • Peter Duffy discusses his book, “The Bielski Brothers.” He begins by explaining who the Bielski brothers were. They lived in a small town in Poland during World War II and their father was a miller. The three prominent brothers in the family went...
    • 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...
    • Eric Klinenberg interview, 2006

    • Broadcasting policy - United States; Mass media policy - United States
    • Eric Klinenberg discusses his book, “Fighting for Air.” He begins by talking about how a few large corporations own the majority of small local radio channels. He tells a story of how a toxic chemical spill in Texas endangered the lives of the...
    • Charles Champlin interview, 1989 July

    • Champlin, Charles, 1926- - Childhood and youth; City and town life - New York (State) - Hammondsport; Hammondsport (N.Y.) - Biography; Hammondsport (N.Y.) - Social life and customs‬
    • Charles begins the interview describing gazing back from his position as a modern day critic for the LA times to his past growing up in a small town during the depression. He discusses the difficulty of writing a memoir: deciding what is worth...
    • Clyde Edgerton interview, 2000

    • City and town life - Fiction; North Carolina - Fiction
    • Clyde Edgerton discusses his novel, “Where Trouble Sleeps.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a tragedy in a small rural town in North Carolina. He talks about his own life growing up in the south, and how he included many of his...
    • Tom McNeal interview, 1997

    • City and town life – Fiction; Nebraska – Fiction;
    • Tom begins the interview talking about Americana and how one’s setting forms an integral part of the rules that shape life. For the majority of the interview, Tom discusses the characters and that he wanted to ensure that the characters and not the...
    • Preeta Samarasan interview, 2008

    • East Indians - Malaysia - Fiction; Immigrants - Malaysia - Fiction; Upper class families - Fiction; Malaysia - Fiction
    • Preeta Samarasan discusses her novel, “Evening is the Whole Day.” She begins by explaining that this is the revised version of the book she published while she was a writing student at the University of Michigan. She talks about how she wanted to...
    • Nathaniel Philbrick interview, 2000

    • Essex (Whaleship); Shipwrecks - Pacific Ocean
    • Nathaniel Philbrick discusses his book, “In the Heart of the Sea.” He begins by explaining the tragedy of the Essex, a ship that got attacked by a whale, which inspired Herman Melville to write, “Moby Dick.” Philbrick talks about the whaling town...
    • Amy Ephron interview

    • Female friendship - Fiction; Man-woman relationships - Fiction; Secrecy - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Amy Ephron discusses her novel, “One Sunday Morning.” She begins by talking about prohibition in the 1920s and compares the era to that of the early 2000s. She talks about her characters’ journeys throughout the book and how she wanted to explore...
    • Elinor Lenz interview

    • Feminism - United States; United States - Social conditions - 1980 -
    • Elinor Lenz discusses her book, The Feminization of America, which explores the impact of women's values and feminism on American's lives, both in the public and private spheres. Lenz begins the interview revealing how birth control leads to a...
    • Robert S. Levinson interview, 2002

    • Gulliver, Neil (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Marriner, Stevie (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Art treasures in war - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Art thefts - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Robert S. Levinson discusses his book, “Hot Paint.” He begins by introducing the two main characters Stevie Marriner, a former soap opera actress and Neil Gulliver, her ex-husband. Levinson explains that the characters have recently been given a...
    • Edward A. Taub interview, 1987 October

    • Holistic medicine; Health
    • Dr. Edward A. Taub discusses his book, “The Wellness Rx.” He begins by explaining that his book is about small changes people can make to lead healthier lives. He talks about the connection between stress and illness. He talks about the dangers...
    • Jared Diamond interview, 1993 January

    • Human evolution; Social evolution; Nature - Effect of human beings on
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, "The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The book encompasses the history of evolution from the Neanderthals, "tree of human life," and "last first contact." He writes that humans are...
    • Nina Revoyr interview, 2011

    • Japanese American children - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Wisconsin - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her novel, “Wingshooters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a Japanese American girl who grows up in a rural town in Wisconsin. She talks about the joys and restrictions of living in a small town. She...
    • Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum interview

    • Jewish families - Fiction; Spirits –Fiction; Poland - Fiction
    • Lisa Rosenbaum discusses her book, “A Day of Small Beginnings.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot, which starts with the protagonist, Itzik who protects three small Jewish boys from a Polish peasant, only to result in the accidental death of...
    • Arthur Hertzberg and Aron Hirt-Manheimer interview

    • Jews - Politics and government; Antisemitism - History; Christianity and antisemitism; Judaism - Apologetic works; Jews - Intellectual life
    • Arthur Hertzberg and Aron Hirt-Manheimer discuss their book, “Jews: The Essence and Character of a People.” They talk about the historical figures Abraham and Elijah, and believe that Judaism has always been preserved by a small minority. They...

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