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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: "The Undoing Project" by Michael Lewis

2/13/2018
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40 years ago, two Israeli psychologists pioneered the field of behavioral economics. Their collaboration led to revolutions in medicine and Big Data. Author, Michael Lewis of “Money ball” and “The Big Short” tells the story of their friendship and work together. "The Undoing Project: A Friendship Th...

Duration:00:10:05

All About Books: “Robicheaux: a Novel" by James Lee Burke

2/6/2018
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It’s a detective series with a difference. 2-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke writes complex, realistic characters brought to life with beautiful prose. His latest is “Robicheaux: a Novel.

Duration:00:09:07

All About Books: "Carnival of Contagion" illustrated and co-written by Bob Hall

1/31/2018
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Comic book super heroes are forever fighting against colorful bad guys, but a new title from the University of Nebraska Press introduces a very real super-villain. An informational comic about the dangers of measles called "Carnival of Contagion" was illustrated and co-written by Nebraska artist Bob...

Duration:00:11:32

All About Books: “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me” by Sherman Alexie.

1/23/2018
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When writer Sherman Alexie’s mother died, he wrote down his memories of growing up poor on an Indian reservation raised by alcoholic parents. His memoir, “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me” is a raw, funny and tender portrait of his complicated mother.

Duration:00:09:12

All About Books: An interview with Ted Kooser about his 2002 book "Local Wonders"

1/17/2018
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Everyone at some time finds themselves embarrassed by being late to the movie or book others are talking about. All About Books host Pat Leach admits to only recently reading Nebraska writer Ted Kooser’s “Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps.” Ted Kooser himself joins Pat to talk about the bo...

Duration:00:14:46

All About Books: “Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

1/9/2018
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In the 1920’s Osage Indians in Oklahoma became rich from oil found on their lands. A string of murders of the newly wealthy Osage brought in the newly founded FBI looking for their first high profile success. A new book reveals this little known corner of American History on this week’s All About Bo...

Duration:00:08:30

All About Books: How to Start a Book Club

1/2/2018
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Will 2018 be the year you finally get that book club started? On this week’s “All About Books” Pat Leach welcomes Lisa Kelly of the Nebraska Library Commission who is an expert in the care and feeding of book groups. She’ll talk about everything from club goals, choosing members, books and even furn...

Duration:00:12:31

All About Books: “The Firebrand and the First Lady” by Patricia Bell-Scott.

12/20/2017
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They came from completely different worlds, but formed an unexpected friendship- first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and the young black writer, lawyer and social justice crusader Pauli Murray. All About Books host Pat Leach reviews a biography of a pioneer in civil rights and gender struggles. “The Firebr...

Duration:00:09:26

All About Books: "Persuasion" by Jane Austen

12/19/2017
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If you didn’t know the works of Jane Ausein are not only wonderful novels, but funny too… you had a bad classroom experience. All About Books host Pat Leach welcomes Jane Austen scholar, Professor Juliette Wells, who talks about why Austin’s works are still popular today and the new annotated editio...

Duration:00:14:35

All About Books: The Annual Holiday Gift Guide to Books with Vicki Woods

12/5/2017
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It’s an "All About Books" December tradition this week- the holiday gift guide to books. Vicki Woods from Lincoln City Libraries is the guest with suggestions for books suitable for all age groups and interests. She introduces a handful of books great for young readers and their families.

Duration:00:12:26

All About Books: "The Unseen World" by Liz Moore.

11/28/2017
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A novel of identity set in Boston during the early days of artificial intelligence. Raised by a single father- an eccentric computer scientist, Ada Sibelius is taken in by a lab assistant when her father loses his mind to disease. Throughout her life, Ada searches for clues to her father’s mysteriou...

Duration:00:09:09

All About Books: "Christodora" by Tim Murphy

11/14/2017
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A diverse set of characters become intertwined in an iconic building in New York's East Village; a neighborhood that's evolved through the AIDS crisis, drugs and gentrification. "Christodora" by Tim Murphy.

Duration:00:08:23

All About Books: "Glory Days" by Melissa Fraterrigo

11/7/2017
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A new novel describes a small Nebraska town populated by down-on-their-luck ranchers and new money. “Glory Days” is a stark portrait of the painful transition of rural communities moving into the new century. Host Pat Leach talks with the author.

Duration:00:10:33

All About Books: “Blood at the Root" by Patrick Phillips

11/1/2017
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“Blood at the Root: a Racial Cleansing in America” By Patrick Phillips. A history of Forsyth County Georgia where in 1912, 3 black men were accused of the rape and murder of a white girl. What followed were lynchings, executions and violence that forced over a thousand black citizens to leave, and w...

Duration:00:09:09

All About Books: Horror Literature with Prof. Emeritus at UNL, Robert Stock

10/24/2017
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Late October is the perfect time to reach for a spooky story. To help you find a book to chill, All About Books has invited Professor Emeritus of English at UNL, Robert Stock as a guide to Gothic, weird and scary stories.

Duration:00:16:01

All About Books: "Missile Paradise", by Ron Tanner

10/18/2017
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Host Pat Leach introduces a character-driven story set in what seems like a dream location. "Missile Paradise", by Ron Tanner is a heartbreaking and satirical novel about the clash of cultures between the Americans living in the Marshall Islands trying to realize their dreams, and the native people.

Duration:00:08:45

All About Books: "University of Nebraska- Lincoln" by Kay Logan-Peters

10/10/2017
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You may have seen a few old photos of UNL campus, student activities, celebrations and protests. But a new illustrated history of the university by Professor of Libraries Kay Logan-Peters, includes many pictures of UNL that have rarely been seen before. Pat Leach is joined by the author on this week...

Duration:00:11:15

All About Books: "Valiant Ambition:" by Nathaniel Philbrick.

10/3/2017
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The story of George Washington and Benedict Arnold was a more complex one than we learned in primary school. A new book offers a detailed portrait of two men in a time of crisis. "Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution" by Nathaniel Philbrick.

Duration:00:09:58

All About Books: “The Broken Ladder” by Keith Payne

9/27/2017
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Questions of inequality, poverty and the impact on the health of society are examined in a new book “The Broken Ladder” by Keith Payne. Hear a review by UNL Economics Professor Wes Peterson on the next “All About Books”

Duration:00:11:16

All About Books: “Ill Will” by Dan Chaon.

9/20/2017
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Guest reviewer Chris Sommerich looks at “Ill Will” by Dan Chaon. An intimate literary suspense thriller about the failures of memory and the perils of self-deception.

Duration:00:10:41

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