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Best known for her books about the joys of life in Italy, Frances Mayes has published a new memoir. But this time, she takes her readers back to he...

Bought by WAMC and KKRN


  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 2
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Boneshaker Books is a collectively run, all-volunteer, progressive bookstore in the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis. It has a year round. free b...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 1
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“Killing Voltaire: An Observance for Charlie Hebdo” is a collaborative response by the Books Unbound community to the deadly attack January 7 on th...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 58:44
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The interconnected story cycle “Lost Borders” by Mary Hunter Austin concludes. Austin’s character types and settings are in many ways familiar from...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:51
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The interconnected stories of ‘’Lost Borders’’ are set in the desert landscape of southern California, where author Mary Hunter Austin moved with h...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:08:57
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David Feinberg started the Center for Genocide & Holocaust Studies at the University of Minnesota more than 10 years ago. This year, a group of Gol...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:59
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The mystery over what the falcon really is, whether it even existed,and why it has any value has remained so compelling, in fact, that over the yea...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 09:15
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Melvin McCosh was a poet, musician and bookstore owner who sold out of his home, and later in Dinkytown and the West Bank. KFAI producer Britt Aamo...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 06:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Born in New Orleans and an early figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875–1935) considered fiction her most representative form ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 57:59
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“The Mulatto” first appeared in 1837 in an anti-slavery magazine published by free people of color in France. Its author was the 19-year-old Victor...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 58:27
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A four-part presentation of Herman Melville’s classic and problematic historical fiction “Benito Cereno” concludes. In the final episode, Captain A...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:01:33
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The mystery over what the falcon really is, whether it even existed, and why it has any value has remained so compelling, in fact, that over the ye...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 09:15
  • Purchases: 1
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The second in a four-part program on Herman Melville’s novella “Benito Cereno,” based on the memoir of the real-life sea captain Amasa Delano. Melv...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 58:35
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Off the coast of Virginia, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, lies a shrinking island called Tangier. Here, an unlikely adventurer docked his sai...

Bought by WTJU and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 30, 2015
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 2
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The first of a four-part program on Herman Melville’s masterpiece of historical fiction, “Benito Cereno.” This American novella is based on a chapt...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 58:15
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"Killing Voltaire: An Observance for Charlie Hebdo" is a collaborative response by the Books Unbound community to the deadly attack on the offices ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 57:58
Caption: John Steinbeck's childhood home., Credit: Max Pringle
John Steinbeck, the author of such classics as “the Grapes of Wrath” and “Of Mice and Men” was born to a middle class family in a beautiful, turret...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 07:27
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The protagonist of "The Massacre of Yangzhou" is the southern Chinese city of Yangzhou, a rich and beautiful center of the failing Ming Dynasty as ...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 59:38
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Tonight’s program is one half of a collaboration with WFHB’s Books Unbound centered around a memoir of a first-person eyewitness account written by...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:05
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"Echoes of the Sahara" the book written by Malian author, Intagrist El Ansari, is not only a memorable road trip of the writer but also an instrume...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 03:28
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“The Queen of Spades” is a mock fairy tale about debt, gambling, guilt and the supernatural—and the deadening effect of money on love. An aging, on...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 58:40
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Next year marks the 150th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy’s great Russian tome, War and Peace. While the novel’s great length scares many readers away, ...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 02:34
Caption: Fifty-thousand words in a month. How's it going?, Credit: National Novel Writing Month Organizatoin
A newly updated piece on NaNoWriMo. November is National Novel Writing Month, sometimes known as NaNoWriMo. In a studio loft on the Chicago's North...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 2
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Stefan Zweig was an Austrian Jew whose books were among the first burned by the Nazis in 1933. He was one of the most beloved writers of the 1920s ...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:48
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With Halloween on the way, it’s scary movie season. That means isolated cabins, psychopathic hillbillies, and evil in the woods. One scholar believ...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 1