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It is the longest running book program on commercial radio in the Bay Area. This show is a place where the host reads the books and the author is the star of the show; where first time authors and prize winners receive the same welcome.

It is the longest running book program on commercial radio in the Bay Area. This show is a place where the host reads the books and the author is the star of the show; where first time authors and prize winners receive the same welcome.
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Location:

Modesto, CA

Description:

It is the longest running book program on commercial radio in the Bay Area. This show is a place where the host reads the books and the author is the star of the show; where first time authors and prize winners receive the same welcome.

Language:

English

Contact:

415-283-4786


Episodes

Diffenbaugh: The Language of Flowers (made with Spreaker)

10/14/2017
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In "The Language of Flowers," Author Vanessa Diffenbaugh writes about getting a second chance at happiness as told through the eyes of the book's main character Victoria Jones, who is only able to connect to the world through flowers after having spent her childhood in the foster-care system. This discussion with the author aired on a 2011 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:21:34


Armstrong: The Case for God (made with Spreaker)

10/7/2017
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In "The Case for God," Author Karen Armstrong illustrates how a changing world has affected the importance of religion at both the societal and the individual level. This discussion with the author aired on a 2009 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:18:54


Korach: Holy Toledo (made with Spreaker)

9/30/2017
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In " Holy Toledo: Lessons from Bill King, Renaissance Man of the Mic," Author and Oakland A's broadcaster Ken Korach documents the life of his long-time broadcast partner Bill King, one of the most influential broadcasters in history and beloved San Francisco Bay Area announcer for the Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, & Oakland Raiders, and 2017 Ford C. Frick Award Winner. This discussion with the author aired on a 2013 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster"...

Duration: 00:25:05


Russell: A Thread of Grace (made with Spreaker)

9/23/2017
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In "A Thread of Grace," Author Mary Doria Russell writes an historical fiction novel based in Italy during the conclusion of World War II depicting a true story of the network of Italian citizens who saved the lives of forty-three thousand Jews. The story is told through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old girl and her father, who are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy. This discussion with the author aired on a 2005 episode of "Conversations On The...

Duration: 00:18:46


McLain: The Paris Wife (made with Spreaker)

9/16/2017
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In "The Paris Wife," Author Paula McLain tells the story of a young Ernest Hemingway in 1920's Paris from the point of view of his first wife, Hadley Richardson, whom Hemingway wrote about saying he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but her. This discussion with the author aired on a 2011 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:21:33


Ehrlich: Facing the Wave (made with Spreaker)

9/9/2017
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In "Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami," Author Gretel Ehrlich gives us a glimpse into the world of northeastern Japan following the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, sharing stories from survivors and raising questions about coastal disasters, global warming, and nuclear power. This discussion with the author aired on a 2013 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:23:18


Yee: Absolutely Maybe (made with Spreaker)

9/1/2017
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In "Absolutely Maybe," Author Lisa Yee writes a coming-of-age story that follows a woman named Maybe, and all the characters she encounters along the way in her journey. This discussion with the author aired on a 2009 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating from San Francisco, California.

Duration: 00:18:50


Jastrow: The Trial of Prisoner 043 (made with Spreaker)

8/5/2017
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Author Terry Jastrow blends fact and fiction in his novel entitled "The Trial of Prisoner 043," where former US president George W. Bush is made to stand trial in the International Criminal Court for war crimes in connection with the Iraq war. Jastrow and his wife, actress Anne Archer, stop by Conversations On The Coast to discuss this unique realistic fiction with host Jim Foster.

Duration: 00:31:52