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For four years, Greg Grasso has been interviewing noted authors stateside and abroad. What started out as a hobby, is now consuming his free time and interest in Spy, Thriller, Historical and Biographical Authors, looking into what makes them tick, how they process information and content, and why they write. His show’s success is due to the support from his employer, The Marshall Public Library located in Pocatello Idaho. He “couldn’t have a better job”. ------------------------ David Baldacci was his first novelist, and since has led to some of the greatest and most renown authors as Jeff Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, Raymond Koury, Keith Donohue, Sandra Brown, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Jim DeFelice and Larry Bond.

For four years, Greg Grasso has been interviewing noted authors stateside and abroad. What started out as a hobby, is now consuming his free time and interest in Spy, Thriller, Historical and Biographical Authors, looking into what makes them tick, how they process information and content, and why they write. His show’s success is due to the support from his employer, The Marshall Public Library located in Pocatello Idaho. He “couldn’t have a better job”. ------------------------ David Baldacci was his first novelist, and since has led to some of the greatest and most renown authors as Jeff Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, Raymond Koury, Keith Donohue, Sandra Brown, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Jim DeFelice and Larry Bond.
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For four years, Greg Grasso has been interviewing noted authors stateside and abroad. What started out as a hobby, is now consuming his free time and interest in Spy, Thriller, Historical and Biographical Authors, looking into what makes them tick, how they process information and content, and why they write. His show’s success is due to the support from his employer, The Marshall Public Library located in Pocatello Idaho. He “couldn’t have a better job”. ------------------------ David Baldacci was his first novelist, and since has led to some of the greatest and most renown authors as Jeff Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, Raymond Koury, Keith Donohue, Sandra Brown, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Jim DeFelice and Larry Bond.

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Deadly River - Ralph Frerichs

7/14/2016
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When cholera arrived unexpectedly in Haiti in October 2010, a great mystery unfolded as disease and death decimated the population. Deadly River (Cornell University Press/ILR Press, 2016), and this supplement tell the story of cholera in Haiti, of French epidemiologist Renaud Piarroux’s determined to find its origins so he could help eliminate its reach, and of the political intrigue that has made that effort so difficult. The story involves political maneuvering by powerful organizations...

Duration:00:56:16

National Geographic Celebrates 100 Years - Ford Cochran

6/30/2016
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Travel with National Geographic photographers as they explore the most fascinating travel adventures in the United States. Take a peak the some of the most interesting "stops" along the way. Explore the world of wonderment as you travel across the U.S. with your kids! Take them to places you would never venture out to...

Duration:00:28:57

Matthew Palmer - The Wolf of Sarajevo

6/30/2016
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A riveting novel of international suspense from acclaimed author and veteran diplomat Matthew Palmer. Twenty years after the Srebrenica massacre that claimed the life of his friend and colleague, Eric Petrosian is back in Sarajevo at the American embassy, and the specter of war once again hangs over the Balkans. The Bosnian Serb leader, who had for a time been seeking a stable peace, has turned back to his nationalist roots and is threatening to pull Bosnia apart in a bloody struggle for...

Duration:00:15:32

Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America at Its Best

5/27/2016
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Integration Nation takes readers on a spirited and compelling cross-country journey, introducing us to the people challenging America’s xenophobic impulses by welcoming immigrants and collaborating with the foreign-born as they become integral members of their new communities. In Utah, we meet educators who connect newly arrived Spanish-speaking students and U.S.-born English-speaking students, who share classrooms and learn in two languages. In North Carolina, we visit the nation’s...

Duration:00:25:22

Patrick O'Donnell - Washington's Immortals

4/18/2016
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In August 1776, little over a month after the Continental Congress had formally declared independence from Britain, the revolution was on the verge of a sudden and disastrous end. General George Washington found his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered at the Battle of Brooklyn, and it looked like there was no escape. But thanks to a series of desperate rear guard attacks by a single heroic regiment, famously known as the “Immortal 400,” Washington was able to evacuate his men and the nascent...

Duration:00:28:31

Roberto Gonzales - Lives in Limbo

3/2/2016
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Over two million of the nation’s eleven million undocumented immigrants have lived in the United States since childhood. Due to a broken immigration system, they grow up to uncertain futures. In Lives in Limbo, Roberto G. Gonzales introduces us to two groups: the college-goers, like Ricardo, who had good grades and a strong network of community support that propelled him to college and DREAM Act organizing but still landed in a factory job a few short years after graduation, and the...

Duration:00:26:17

Hal Niedzviecki - Trees on Mars

3/2/2016
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The future is big right now—for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is going to happen in the future than what is happening right now. In Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future, cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and when we started believing we could and should “create the future.” What is it like to live in a society utterly focused on what is going to happen next? Through visits to colleges, corporations, tech conferences,...

Duration:00:36:59

John Jacobs - Life is Good - Casual Interview

2/25/2016
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Life is not perfect. Life is not easy. Life is good. We see it when we believe it. Each one of us has a choice: to focus our energy on obstacles or opportunities. To fixate on our problems, or focus on solutions. We can harp on what’s wrong with the world (see most news media), or we can cultivate what’s right with the world. What we focus on grows. That’s why the Life is Good community shares one simple, unifying mission: to spread the power of optimism. Optimism is not irrational...

Duration:00:09:46

Stephen Alvarez - Rarely Seen, Photographs of the Extraordinary

2/16/2016
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In this dazzling book of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few will have the chance to see for themselves. Shot by some of the world's finest photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen features striking images of places, events, natural phenomena, and manmade heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes. It's all here: 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public; animals that are among the last of their species on Earth; volcanic lightning; giant crystals that...

Duration:00:15:15

Simon Singer - America's Safest City

1/14/2016
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Winner of the American Society of Criminology 2015 Michael J. Hindelang Book Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology Since the mid-1990s, the fast-growing suburb of Amherst, NY has been voted by numerous publications as one of the safest places to live in America. Yet, like many of America’s seemingly idyllic suburbs, Amherst is by no means without crime—especially when it comes to adolescents. In America’s Safest City, noted juvenile justice scholar Simon I....

Duration:00:41:22

Tess Gerritsen - Playing with Fire

1/13/2016
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“When you look at her, what do you see?” “She’s my daughter. Of course I think she’s perfect in every way. But…” “But?” My throat chokes to a whisper. “I’m afraid of her now.” Imagine if you were home alone and your three-year-old daughter violently attacked you. Julia doesn’t understand what is happening to her daughter, but she thinks she knows what’s causing it. She is terrified for Lily, and for herself, but what scares her more is that no one believes her. If she is going to help Lily,...

Duration:00:19:26

Robert Crais - The Promise

1/13/2016
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Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in the new heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais. Loyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is secretly hired to find a grief-stricken mother, he's led to an ordinary house on a rainy night in Echo Park....

Duration:00:18:49

Tavis Smiley - The Covenant with Black America; Ten Years Later

1/12/2016
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In 2006, Tavis Smiley teamed up with other leaders in the Black community to create a national plan of action to address the ten most crucial issues facing African Americans. The Covenant with Black America, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller, ran the gamut from health care to criminal justice, affordable housing to education, voting rights to racial divides. But a decade later, Black men still fall to police bullets and brutality, Black women still die from preventable diseases,...

Duration:00:15:40

Joseph Finder - Suspicion

12/18/2015
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Single father Danny Goodman would do anything — anything — to protect his teenaged daughter, Abby, from more unhappiness after her mother’s death. Struggling to keep her at the private school she loves, he accepts a favor from an unexpected benefactor: Thomas Galvin, father of Abby’s best friend and one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin offers Danny a loan that would be enough to pay Abby’s tuition and relieve some of Danny’s other financial pressures, and Danny can’t help but be...

Duration:00:29:35

Cecelia Tichi - Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

11/13/2015
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Jack London (1876-1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but Cecelia Tichi challenges the long-standing view of London as merely a mass-market producer of potboilers. A onetime child laborer, London led a life of poverty in the Gilded Age before rising to worldwide acclaim for stories, novels, and essays designed to hasten the social, economic, and political advance of America. In this major reinterpretation of London's career, Tichi examines how the beloved...

Duration:00:36:53

Sally Loughridge - Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love

11/3/2015
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This is the tale of a young boy whose older sister gets cancer and, from his perspective, too much of their family's attention. Written and illustrated by Sally Loughridge, the book focuses on the emotional impact of his sister's illness and treatment on him. The author's unique background as a professional artist, cancer survivor, and retired clinical child psychologist enriches the story and the art. When a child has a critical illness, parents must cope with the diagnosis, the treatment...

Duration:00:30:40

David Strange - A Conservative and Compassionate Approach to Immigration Reform

9/17/2015
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Although the United States is a nation founded by immigrants, Alberto Gonzales and David Strange believe that national immigration policy and enforcement over the past thirty years has been inadequate. This failure by federal leaders has resulted in a widespread introduction of state immigration laws across the country. Gonzales and Strange assert that the solution to current immigration challenges is reform of federal immigration laws, including common sense border control, tougher...

Duration:00:28:10

Bert & John Jacobs - Life is Good

9/15/2015
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From Life is Good founders and brothers Bert and John Jacobs, this inspiring book of wisdom celebrates the power of optimism: the driving force behind their beloved, socially conscious clothing and lifestyle brand, now worth more than $100 million. Following the chronology of their personal and professional journeys, Bert and John share their unique ride—from their scrappy upbringing outside Boston to the unlikely runaway success of their business. The brothers illuminate ten key...

Duration:00:17:09

Nick Bunker - An Empire on the Edge, How Britain Came to Fight America

9/9/2015
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Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent. “A great Empire, like a great Cake, is most easily diminished at the edges,” observed Benjamin Franklin, shortly before the American Revolution. In An Empire on the Edge, British author...

Duration:00:27:40

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