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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

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

Beverly Gray on The Graduate

3/12/2018
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Beverly Gray discusses her book Seduced by Mrs. Robinson: How THE GRADUATE Became the Touchstone of a Generation

Duration:00:45:25

Journalist Amanda Petrusich Returns

2/19/2018
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New Yorker staff writer and music critic and historian Amanda Petrusich talks about Bob Dylan, Scarlett Johansson, Gregg Allman and more!

Duration:00:45:48

Joe Hagan on Jann Wenner & Meryl Gordon on Bunny Mellon

2/5/2018
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Joe Hagan talks about his new book, Sticky Fingers: The Life And Times Of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine. Meryl Gordon discusses her new book, Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend.

Duration:00:45:36

Historian Howard Jones

1/29/2018
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Historian Howard Jones discusses his book, My Lai: Vietnam 1968 and the Descent into Darkness,

Duration:00:45:27

Hilary Reyl and Kate Winkler Dawson

1/22/2018
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This week’s guests are novelist Hilary Reyl, author of Kids Like Us and journalist Kate Winkler Dawson, author of Death In The Air: The True Story Of A Serial Killer, The Great London Fog, And The Strangling Of A City.

Duration:00:45:45

David Yaffe

1/8/2018
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Journalist David Yaffe discusses his new biography, Reckless Daughter: A Portrait Of Joni Mitchell.

Duration:00:45:35

Mindy Johnson / Pat Thomas

12/18/2017
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This week’s guests are Mindy Johnson, author of Ink & Paint: The Women Of Walt Disney Animation and Pat Thomas, author of Did It! From Yuppie To Yuppy: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary.

Duration:00:45:31

Eric Lax

12/11/2017
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Eric Lax discusses his latest book, Start To Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking.

Duration:00:45:31

Harlow Giles Unger Returns

12/4/2017
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The brilliant historian Harlow Giles Unger returns to discuss his latest book, First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call to Independence.

Duration:00:45:26

Ann Moses’ Groovy Life

11/27/2017
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From 1965 to 1972 Ann Moses was a writer and editor for teen idol magazine Tiger Beat. She covered The Monkees to David Cassidy. She tells her story on this week’s From The Bookshelf!

Duration:00:45:36

Kent Hartman and Reed Tucker

11/20/2017
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This week Kent Hartman returns to discuss his Wrecking Crew sequel, Goodnight L.A: The Rise & Fall Of Classic Rock. Then Reed Tucker talks about his great new history of comic books, Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC.

Duration:00:45:33

Scott Eyman

11/13/2017
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Film historian Scott Eyman discusses his new book, Hank & Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda & James Stewart.

Duration:00:45:30

Anthony DeCurtis on Lou Reed

11/6/2017
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Grammy winning music historian Anthony DeCurtis discusses Lou Reed: A Life.

Duration:00:45:33

Robert S. Bader on The Marx Brothers

10/30/2017
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Robert Bader returns to discuss his brilliant new book, Four Of The Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers On Stage.

Duration:00:45:31

Joshua Levine on Dunkirk

10/23/2017
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Historian Joshua Levine, who served as consultant on Christopher Nolan’s new film, discusses his book, Dunkirk: The History Behind The Major Motion Picture.

Duration:00:45:27

Phil Proctor

10/16/2017
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Surrealist comedian Phil Proctor of Firesign Theater!

Duration:00:45:23

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