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It is the longest running book program on commercial radio in the Bay Area. This show is a place where the host reads the books and the author is the star of the show; where first time authors and prize winners receive the same welcome.

It is the longest running book program on commercial radio in the Bay Area. This show is a place where the host reads the books and the author is the star of the show; where first time authors and prize winners receive the same welcome.
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Location:

Modesto, CA

Description:

It is the longest running book program on commercial radio in the Bay Area. This show is a place where the host reads the books and the author is the star of the show; where first time authors and prize winners receive the same welcome.

Language:

English

Contact:

415-283-4786


Episodes

Smith: Ask the Pilot: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel (made with Spreaker)

11/17/2018
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In "Ask the Pilot: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel," airline pilot and Author Patrick Smith reveals the secrets of flying from how a plane stays in the air to insights into safety and security, and also myths and conspiracy theories. This discussion with the author took place on a 2005 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:12:47

Davis: You Don't Lose 'Til You Quit Trying: Lessons on Adversity and Victory from a Vietnam Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient (made with Spreaker)

11/10/2018
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In "You Don't Lose 'Til You Quit Trying: Lessons on Adversity and Victory from a Vietnam Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient," Author, Vietnam veteran, and veteran's advocate Sammy Lee Davis tells his true life story of serving in the Vietnam War, and how he has spoken on behalf of his fellow veterans in the many decades since. This discussion with the author took place on a 2016 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:31:34

McCarroll: A Winter Walk (made with Spreaker)

11/2/2018
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In "A Winter Walk," Author Tolbert McCarroll writes a book about what the winter season brings from a variety of perspectives among many cultures, and how we can connect with those we care most about during the busy holiday season. This discussion with the author took place on a 2006 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:19:12

Eisler: The Detachment (made with Spreaker)

10/26/2018
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In "The Detachment: A John Rain Thriller," Author Barry Eisler follows the return of John Rain. The discussion with the author took place on this 2012 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:22:18

Linnell: The Burn Zone (made with Spreaker)

10/20/2018
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In "The Burn Zone: A Memoir," Author Renee Linnell writes about her true life experiences starting as a surf model and professional tango dancer, then as a businesswoman with an MBA, only to find herself brainwashed in a cult after following her spiritual teacher for seven years. In the book Linnell talks about what she learned after her departure from the cult, including recognizing the fact that we all teach other people how to treat us in our everyday lives, and the importance of learning...

Duration:00:25:59

Severson: Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life (made with Spreaker)

10/13/2018
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In "Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life," Author Kim Severson shares her memoir containing lessons she learned from various female cooks including Alice Waters and Rachael Ray, among many others. This discussion with the author aired on a 2011 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:21:53

Kinsella: Visiting Life: Women Doing Time on the Outside (made with Spreaker)

10/6/2018
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In "Visiting Life: Women Doing Time on the Outside," Author Bridget Kinsella writes a very honest memoir about how correspondence with a convicted murderer led to an unlikely close personal relationship. This discussion with the author aired on a 2007 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:18:25

Abrams: Fobbit (made with Spreaker)

9/28/2018
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In "Fobbit," Author David Abrams writes about his experience while serving in the U.S. Army for twenty years and as part of a public affairs team in 2005 during the Iraq war. In the novel, Abrams reveals a behind-the-scenes picture of Baghdad's Forward Operating Base Triumph, which is where people ate and slept during the Iraq war. This discussion with the author aired on a 2012 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:22:12

Chen: Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality (made with Spreaker)

9/22/2018
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In "Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality," Author Pauline W. Chen writes about her experiences as a transplant surgeon, and specifically on the part that death plays as a part of that type of work. This discussion with the author aired on a 2007 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:19:37

Stephens: Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick: 28 Women Writers on Life, Sex, and Survival (made with Spreaker)

9/15/2018
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In "Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick: 28 Women Writers on Life, Sex, and Survival," Editor Autumn Stephens presents the stories of 28 women writers on life in general, and specifically topics including love, being a single mom, and overcoming alcoholism. This discussion with the author aired on a 2004 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:12:41

Arnold: Through a Dog's Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World (made with Spreaker)

9/8/2018
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In "Through a Dog's Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World," Author Jennifer Arnold explains how her many years of experience training service dogs helped her develop a different kind of training method that is based on encouragement instead of fear and submission. This discussion with the author aired on a 2010 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:21:24

Jastrow: The Trial of Prisoner 043 (made with Spreaker)

8/5/2017
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Author Terry Jastrow blends fact and fiction in his novel entitled "The Trial of Prisoner 043," where former US president George W. Bush is made to stand trial in the International Criminal Court for war crimes in connection with the Iraq war. Jastrow and his wife, actress Anne Archer, stop by Conversations On The Coast to discuss this unique realistic fiction with host Jim Foster.

Duration:00:31:52