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May 29, 2008
Otis Young pages through "Please Don't Remain Calm: Provocations and Commentaries," a witty glance at politics and the media from 1995-present via essays by Slate founder Michael Kinsley. Charles Stephen uncovers Peter Robinson's new "Inspector Alan Banks" mystery "Friend of the Devil" and Lawrence... more››
May 22, 2008
Charles Stephen interviews French author Dominique Fabre about his novel "The Waitress Was New," as well as the translator of the book, UNL Professor Jordan Stump.
May 15, 2008
Otis Young picks apart "Semantic Antics: How and Why Words Change Meaning" by Sol Steinmetz. Charles Stephen uncovers "Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right," a look at how the game-changing issue affected 1980s American politics, by Adam Clymer.
May 8, 2008
Charles Stephen reviews "Fall of Frost," a biographical novel by Brian Hall about the life of the great American poet, Robert Frost. Otis Young discusses "Another Thing to Fall" the latest in the Tess Monaghan Private Investigator series by mystery writer Laura Lippman.
April 24, 2008
Charles Stephen reviews Senator Chuck Hagel's "America: Our Next Chapter," a close look at some of the most important challenges facing the United States. Otis Young then discusses a new biography for young readers on one of the 20th century's greatest scientists--"Albert Einstein" by Frieda... more››
April 17, 2008
Otis Young chats with author Stephen Post about his newest book, "Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving."
April 10, 2008
Charles Stephen discusses "Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller" by Steve Weinberg, the story of how one of the US's first investigative journalists helped bring down the Standard Oil monopoly. Then, Otis Young speaks on "Freedom for the Thought That We Hate:... more››
April 3, 2008
Otis Young investigates James Patterson's thirteenth Alex Cross novel "Double Cross." Charles Stephen examines "No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice" by Judith Martin (Miss Manners), a tourist's look at the Italian city through the lense of cultural mores.
March 27, 2008
Charles Stephen interviews UNL Theatre Professor Tice L. Miller about his new book "Entertaining the Nation: American Drama in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries."
March 20, 2008
Otis Young discusses "Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began" by Jack Repcheck, a biography of the person behind some of the most revolutionary ideas of the early Renaissance. Charles Stephen uncovers "The Amateur Spy," a well-crafted thriller set in Jordan by Balitmore Sun war... more››