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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: “Dear Old Nebraska U.” written by Kim Hachiya

3/20/2019
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It’s a place and institution that holds memories for generations of Nebraskans. The University of Nebraska’s 150th years is celebrated in a new book, “Dear Old Nebraska U.” “All About Books” welcomes the author, Kim Hachiya to talk about how the University put the photo-rich book together.

Duration:00:11:42

All About Books: A biography, “Betty Ford" by Lisa McCubbin

3/13/2019
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A Midwestern girl who went to Washington and eventually the White House. Betty Ford stood out in an era of political wives for her willingness to speak openly on controversial political topics as well as her own health struggles. “All About Books” looks at a new biography of Betty Ford by Lisa McCub...

Duration:00:08:33

All About Books: Interview with Mary Pipher about “Women Rowing North"

3/6/2019
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Our culture often describes older women for what they no longer have. But in her new book, Lincoln author Mary Pipher finds these women are filled with happiness, life skills and gratitude. Mary Pipher joined “All About Books” host Pat leach in the studio to talk about her best-selling book, “Women...

Duration:00:18:13

All About Books: “The Perfect Nanny” by Leila Slimani

2/27/2019
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This novel is an international best-seller and winner of France’s most prestigious literary prize- and it’s also a riveting suspense story. “The Perfect Nanny” by Leila Slimani.

Duration:00:08:49

All About Books: “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover.

2/20/2019
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An amazing true story of a girl growing up in rural Idaho who is kept out of school by her survivalist parents. Teaching herself enough to get into college, she thrives and is accepted into Harvard and Cambridge. “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover.

Duration:00:10:58

All About Books: “This Blessed Earth” by Ted Genoways.

2/13/2019
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The Hammonds are 5th generation York County Nebraska farmers. Their small family farm is at the center of a new book and many of the larger issues facing food production in America. “This Blessed Earth” by Ted Genoways.

Duration:00:13:44

All About Books: "Virgil Wander" by Leif Enger

2/6/2019
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A man from a small Midwestern town recovers from a near-death experience with his memory and language altered. A town of quirky characters helps him piece his life and personal history back together. “Virgil Wander” by Leif Enger.

Duration:00:08:40

All About Books: Interview with Nebraska author Tosca Lee

1/30/2019
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Nebraska writer Tosca Lee joins Pat Leach in the studio this week to talk about her new book "The Line Between." She's joined by her friends and fellow authors, Nicole Baart and Kimberly Stuart to talk about making time to write while raising young families in the Midwest.

Duration:00:14:53

All About Books: "Travelling Pens" Extra Feature

1/30/2019
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Further discussion with the "Travelling Pens" (Tosca Lee, Nicole Baart and Kimberly Stuart) on the challenges of the contemporary publishing world.

Duration:00:10:28

All About Books: "French Exit" by Patrick DeWitt

1/23/2019
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A woman of 65 has blown through her money and flees New York for friends in Paris with her apathetic 32-year old son and cat named "Small Frank". The dark comedy "French Exit" by Patrick DeWitt is reviewed on the next "All About Books."

Duration:00:07:56

All About Books: “I'll Be Gone in the Dark" by Michele McNamara

1/16/2019
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After her husband and children were asleep journalist Michele McNamara would use her laptop computer to methodically investigate a serial rapist and murder who terrorized northern California back in the 70’s and 80’s. The result is a True Crime classic, “I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsess...

Duration:00:09:27

All About Books: Reading To "Kill a Mockingbird" as an adult for the first time.

1/9/2019
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Almost no one has read every classic novel- even librarians and book reviewers. "All About Books" host Pat Leach reveals on this weeks' show she read "To Kill a Mockingbird" for the first time only a few months ago. She compares notes with guest Becki Roberts, a life-long fan of the book.

Duration:00:14:26

All About Books: “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn

1/2/2019
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It's a fast-paced novel with vivid, evolving characters that easily bridges the categories of historical, spy and women’s fiction. Hear a review of “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn

All About Books: “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan.

12/19/2018
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1940’s New York- the mob rules, war is coming, and a young woman becomes the first female deep sea diver in the Navy ship yards. “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan.

Duration:00:08:54

All About Books: “Prairie Fires" by Carolyn Fraser.

12/19/2018
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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books have been loved by children for generations. On this week’s All About Books, host Pat Leach reviews the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner for biography “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder” by Carolyn Fraser.

Duration:00:09:32

All About Books: Holiday gift guide

12/12/2018
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The annual holiday gift guide. Lincoln Public Libraries’ Youth Services Supervisor, Vicki Wood has book suggestions for young people and adults.

Duration:00:12:15

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