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February 26, 2009
Charles Stephen reflects on "'I Am a Man': Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice" by Joe Starita, the true story of the 1879 legal struggle that gave Native Americans the full rights of citizenship. Otis Young investigates "Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach"... more››
February 19, 2009
Otis Young tackles Michael Rosenberg's "War As They Knew It: Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and America in a Time of Unrest," a chronicle of football rivals the University of Michigan and Ohio State during the 1970s. Charles Stephen sheds light on "The Secret Scripture" by Sebastian Barry, a... more››
February 12, 2009
Charles Stephen dusts off "Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861" by Harold Holzer, the story of the four-month interval between Lincoln's election and inauguration, when the seven southern states began to secede from the Union. Otis Young then catalogs "... more››
January 29, 2009
Charles Stephen interviews his co-host Otis Young about his new book, "Reach Out and Live" a collection of sermons from his 35 year ministry.
January 15, 2009
Otis Young unveils "The 19th Wife" by David Ebershoff, which recounts in parallel two stories connected to polygamy -- the first is of Brigham Young's expelled wife and the other a murder in a modern day Mormon compound. Charles Stephen revisits an updated version of Paul A. Johnsgard's "The Platte... more››
January 8, 2009
Charles Stephen interviews UNL Professor Carole Levin about her new book "Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture."
December 18, 2008
Otis Young analyzes "Outliers: The Story of Success," wherein author Malcolm Gladwell details why some people become very successful. Charles Stephen unwraps "The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits" by Les... more››
December 11, 2008
Charles Stephen investigates "The Terminal Spy: A True Story of Espionage, Betrayal and Murder" by Alan S Cowell, the tangled true story of former KGB Agent-turned-dissident Alexander Litvinenko's murder in London. Otis Young unboxes "Death Roe: A Woods Cop Mystery" by Joseph Heywood, in which... more››
December 4, 2008
Charles and Otis revisit their favorite books from 2008, compiled in a handy list (download: just in time for the holiday gift giving season.
November 27, 2008
Otis Young sits down to Bill Schutt's "Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures," a history of blood and sanguivorous beasts both real and mythical. Charles Stephen tours "Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out," a collection of stories, illustrations, poems, letters,... more››