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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

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

Marlantes: What It Is Like To Go To War (made with Spreaker)

9/1/2018
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In "What It Is Like To Go To War," Author and decorated Vietnam veteran Karl Marlantes takes a personal look into the experience of combat and how young soldiers can be better prepared for war. This discussion with the author aired on a 2011 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:21:56

Trillin: Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme (made with Spreaker)

8/25/2018
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In "Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme," Author Calvin Trillin explores the players in the 2008 United States Presidential Election in his unique style. This discussion with the author aired on a 2008 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California. #2008election #Obama #McCain #Palin #JohnEdwards #MittRomney #Hillary #GeorgeAllen #FredThompson

Duration:00:19:19

Benjamin: The Aviator's Wife (made with Spreaker)

8/18/2018
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In "The Aviator's Wife," Author Melanie Benjamin writes a novel about the private life and marriage of Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh from the latter's point of view. This discussion with the author aired on a 2013 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration:00:22:33