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Host Gary Shapiro brings you interviews with best selling authors of fiction and non-fiction, graphic novelists, actors, photographers, and singer-songwriters discussing their works.

Host Gary Shapiro brings you interviews with best selling authors of fiction and non-fiction, graphic novelists, actors, photographers, and singer-songwriters discussing their works.
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Santa Cruz, CA

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Host Gary Shapiro brings you interviews with best selling authors of fiction and non-fiction, graphic novelists, actors, photographers, and singer-songwriters discussing their works.

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@KUSP

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English

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c/o KUSP 203 8th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-476-2800


Episodes

Simon Baatz

11/12/2018
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Historian Simon Baatz returns to discuss his latest book, The Girl On The Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, And Madness At The Dawn Of The Twentieth Century

Duration:00:45:21

Paige Williams

11/5/2018
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New Yorker writer Paige Williams discusses her work including her new book, The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal and the Quest for Earth’s Ultimate Trophy

Duration:00:45:30

Dominic McHugh on Alan Jay Lerner

10/29/2018
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Music historian Dominic McHugh discusses the work of Alan Jay Lerner, the lyricist of My Fair Lady and many other Broadway and film classics.

Duration:00:45:44

Marvin Kalb

10/15/2018
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Legendary newsman Marvin Kalb discusses his new book, Enemy Of The People: Trump’s War On The Press, The New McCarthyism, And the Threat to American Democracy.

Duration:00:31:08

Ellen B. Meacham on RFK

10/8/2018
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Ellen Meacham discusses her new book, Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi.

Duration:00:38:27

Robin Green

9/24/2018
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Robin Green wrote for Rolling Stone before launching an Emmy award winning career in television where she helped develop The Sopranos and created the police drama Blue Bloods. Her memoir is called The Only Girl: My Life And Times On The Masthead Of Rolling Stone.

Duration:00:45:30

Joyce Lee Malcom on Benedict Arnold

9/17/2018
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Historian Joyce Lee Malcom discusses her new book, The Tragedy Of Benedict Arnold: An American Life.

Duration:00:46:48

Kyle Longley

9/3/2018
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Kyle Longley discusses his book, LBJ’s 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America’s Year of Upheaval.

Duration:00:45:16

John Connolly on Stan Laurel and Kitty Bruce on Lenny Bruce

8/27/2018
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John Connolly discusses his new book, a novel based on the life of Stan Laurel. Also, Kitty Bruce, daughter of Lenny Bruce.

Duration:00:45:47

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

8/13/2018
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Popular culture historian Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley discusses her book, Jack Benny and The Golden Age of Radio Comedy.

Duration:00:45:32

Tom Santopietro on To Kill A Mockingbird

7/30/2018
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Film historian Tom Santopietro discusses his new book Why To Kill A Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee’s Book and the Iconic American Film Mean To Us Today

Duration:00:45:19

Orly Lobel

7/9/2018
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Orly Lobel discusses her fascinating book You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment exposed Barbie’s Dark Side. It’s swell!

Duration:00:45:29

Patricia Bosworth Returns

7/2/2018
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Patricia Bosworth reflects on her years as an actress and model, and on her childhood in Aptos, California. Her latest book is The Men In My Life: A Memoir Of Love And Art In 1950s Manhattan.

Duration:00:45:24

Dianne Lake

6/25/2018
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At age 14, Dianne Lake became a member of the Manson Family. She tells her story in Member Of The Family: My Story Of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, And The Darkness That Ended The Sixties.

Duration:00:49:30

Film Historian Mark Harris

6/4/2018
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Mark Harris returns to discuss his essay on Midnight Cowboy for the Criterion restoration Blu-Ray.

Duration:00:44:44

Geoffrey Mark on Ella

5/14/2018
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Radio personality and author Geoffrey Mark discusses his new book, Ella: A Biography Of The Legendary Ella Fitzgerald. Plus a vintage interview with the late big band singer Monica Lewis.

Duration:00:45:44

Guitarist Richard Lloyd

4/23/2018
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Richard Lloyd, guitarist for the band Television has written a very unusual and terrific memoir, Everything Is Combustable: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades of Rock and Roll. Listen to our interview here!

Duration:00:45:41

J. Randy Taraborrelli & Artist Claire Rosen

4/9/2018
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The guests this week are J. Randy Taraborelli, discussing his latest book, Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill, and artist Claire Rosen, discussing her work and her book, Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures.

Duration:00:45:27

Laura Thompson on Agatha Christie

4/2/2018
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Laura Thompson discusses her brilliant biography, Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life.

Duration:00:46:48

Cullen Murphy

3/19/2018
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Cullen Murphy, son of Prince Valiant artist John Cullen Murphy, discusses his memoir, Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe.

Duration:00:43:33