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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››
March 13, 2008
Charles Stephen takes a look at John Updike's "Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism," a compilation of the author's reviews and works from recent years. Otis Young also discusses "The Warmest Room in the House" by Steven Gdula, a look at kitchens, food and cooking in 20th century America.
March 6, 2008
Otis Young interviews Bart D. Ehrman, a professor of religion at UNC-Chapel Hill, about his new book "God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question--Why We Suffer."
February 28, 2008
Charles Stephen examines "Treasure-House of the Language: The Living OED" by Charlotte Brewer, a detailed account of the personalities and challenges that have shaped the ongoing development of the Oxford English Dictionary. Also discussed is one of Ian Rankin's early novels--absorbing spy thriller... more››
February 21, 2008
Otis Young analyzes Tom Perrotta's "The Abstinence Teacher," a novel that takes on education and moral factions in modern suburbia. Charles Stephen then reviews "Stranger in Paradise" by Robert B. Parker, featuring Paradise, Massachusetts, chief of police Jesse Stone.