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An NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Otis Young and Charles Stephen

An NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Otis Young and Charles Stephen
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Lincoln, NE

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NET Nebraska

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An NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Otis Young and Charles Stephen

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English


Episodes

All About Books: An interview with human rights activist Father Patrick Desbois

12/5/2018
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An interview with human rights activist Father Patrick Desbois about his new book detailing the YazidI genocide and efforts to help. “The Terrorist Factory: ISIS, the Yazidi Genocide, and Exporting Terror.”

Duration:00:14:40

All About Books: Interview with Kate DiCamillo author of “Louisiana’s Way Home.”

11/28/2018
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Two-time Newbery Medal winner for Children’s Literature, Kate DiCamillo is the guest on this week’s “All About Books.” She joins host Pat Leach to talk about her new book where a young girl and her Grandmother leave everything behind in the middle of the night, “Louisiana’s Way Home.”

Duration:00:12:56

All About Books: "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk” by Kathleen Rooney

11/14/2018
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Take a long walk in New York City with 85-year old Ad. Agency legend. She reviews her long life and career as she strolls through her familiar city. “All About Books” reviews the novel, "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk” by Kathleen Rooney

Duration:00:08:59

All About Books: “Sea of Grass” by Walter Echo Hawk

11/7/2018
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Part family history and historical fiction- “Sea of Grass” by Walter Echo Hawk tells the story of one of Nebraska’s first people- the Pawnee. Tracing back 10 generations of the Echo Hawk family, it's inspired by real events and life on the Central Plains.

Duration:00:14:22

All About Books: “The Blood of Emmett Till” by Timothy B. Tyson

10/31/2018
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The story of Emmett Till’s murder in 1955 Mississippi is well known, but the book “The Blood of Emmett Till” by Timothy B. Tyson offers new evidence and context to the country then, and now.

Duration:00:09:14

All About Books: "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales

10/24/2018
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It's based on the life story of the author and her infant son finding a new home in America. A new illustrated children's book, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales is introduced by Dylan Teut director of the Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival on this week's

Duration:00:12:48

All About Books: Why "Fifty Shades of Grey" is in the PBS "Great American Read"

10/17/2018
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Of the 100 books chosen for the PBS series “The Great American Read”, everyone is surprised to see some of the included titles. This week’s "All About Books" looks at one such book: “Fifty Shades of Grey” -- why it became a huge hit and how it changed the publishing industry.

Duration:00:14:02

All About Books: Different Worlds of Science Fiction

10/10/2018
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We’ll be traveling to faraway places on the next “All About Books.” Mike Page, a lecturer in UNL’s Department of English, will help us explore the topic of different worlds in literature. He’ll introduce Frank Herbert’s “Dune” and Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation" trilogy.

Duration:00:14:27

All About Books: "The Simple Wild" by K.A.Tucker

10/3/2018
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Romance novels have changed from what you might have seen in the check-out aisle years ago. All About Books special guest Kiersten Hill will introduce this popular genre and review the novel, “The Simple Wild” by K.A. Tucker.

Duration:00:13:51

All About Books: “The Soul of America" by John Meacham

9/26/2018
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A review of the New York Times bestseller, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” by author and historian John Meacham. It's a look back at critical times in our history to better understand our present moment

Duration:00:13:47

All About Books: Guest reviewer Prof. Scott Stanfield on Heroes in Literature

9/19/2018
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“All About Books” welcomes Professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan, Scott Stanfield who will discuss heroes in novels including Ellison’s “The Invisible Man”

Duration:00:15:49

All About Books: “Solar Bones” by Mike McCormack

9/12/2018
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The unexpected beauty of a regular life told in rich language and in an unusual way. The novel, “Solar Bones” by Mike McCormack.

Duration:00:10:05

All About Books: “Bellevue" by David Oshinksky

9/5/2018
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Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Oshinksky follows the history of both medicine and our society through one unique building. The book is, “Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital”

Duration:00:10:55

All About Books: “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders

8/29/2018
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The most unusual novel about Abraham Lincoln ever written might be this years’ Man Booker Prize winner, “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders. It’s a moving father-son story with unforgettable characters both living and dead.

Duration:00:08:52

All About Books: “A Gathering of Secrets” by Linda Castillo

8/22/2018
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When a historic barn burns in Amish country, what looks like an accident turns out to be murder. Guest reviewer Marlene Cupp looks at the newest Linda Castillo mystery “A Gathering of Secrets”

Duration:00:10:46

All About Books: “Here in Berlin” by Cristina Garcia

8/15/2018
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A deep dive into the complexities of Berlin, told through a parade of characters who reveal the city’s past and present. The novel, “Here in Berlin” by Cristina Garcia

Duration:00:09:22

All About Books: “Sabrina” by Nick Drnaso and “Rosalie Lightning” by Tom Hart.

8/8/2018
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A look at graphic novels that earned main stream critical acclaim and pack an emotional punch. UNL’s Richard Graham reviews, “Sabrina” by Nick Drnaso the first graphic novel nominated for a Man Booker Prize and the memoir, “Rosalie Lightning” by Tom Hart.

Duration:00:13:44

All About Books: “American War” by Omar El Akkad

8/1/2018
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A debut novel called, “American War” by Omar El Akkad, draws a bleak, dystopian vision of America entering a second civil war over fossil fuels. A young Louisiana girl is trained as an assassin to take revenge for her family and community.

Duration:00:09:16

All About Books: “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid

7/25/2018
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Fleeing a country teetering on the brink of civil war, a young couple head into an uncertain future where they struggle to hold on to each other, their past, and a sense of who they are. “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid

Duration:00:09:07

All About Books: "The Butchering Art" by Lindsey Fitzharris

7/18/2018
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Historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the gruesome world of nineteenth-century surgery and how a young, Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister transformed the field through the use of antiseptics. "The Butchering Art"

Duration:00:09:52