Nonfiction http://publicradiotulsa.org en Books for Vacations, Escapes, and Getaways of All Kinds: Summer Reading Suggestions from Nancy Pearl http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/books-vacations-escapes-and-getaways-all-kinds-summer-reading-suggestions-nancy-pearl <p>On this installment of ST, we welcome back Nancy Pearl, our longtime book reviewer. Nancy is a former librarian --- and former Tulsan --- who's also a bestselling author, editor, critic, and book advocate. She's also the former Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. She can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, where she regularly offers good-reading tips, and her wide-ranging, well-researched recommendations have also been collected into the ongoing and highly popular "Book Lust" series of volumes. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:10:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 62794 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Books for Vacations, Escapes, and Getaways of All Kinds: Summer Reading Suggestions from Nancy Pearl "Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/things-ive-learned-dying-book-about-life-encore-presentation <p>On this edition of ST, we listen back to an interview from January of this year. At that time, we spoke with David R. Dow, a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and an internationally recognized figure in the fight against the death penalty. Dow discusses his latest book, a memoir entitled "Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life." You can learn more about this interview --- and can hear all of it as a free, on-demand "stream" --- at <a href="http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/things-ive-learned-dying-book-about-life">this link</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:48:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 62742 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life" (Encore presentation.) "Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/secrets-and-lies-surviving-truths-change-our-lives-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This interview first aired earlier this year.) Family secrets. They're as common and as varied --- and as much a part of life --- as are families themselves. Such secrets, those we keep and those we discover, greatly influence who we are and how we live. And our guest is an expert in this regard: Jane Isay is a writer (and former book editor and publisher) whose previous works include "Walking on Eggshells," about parents and their adult children, and "Mom Still Likes You Best," about adult siblings. Tue, 27 May 2014 18:32:38 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 60335 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives" (Encore presentation.) A "Book Lust" Road Show! Our Esteemed Colleague Nancy Pearl Will Give a Talk at OU-Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/book-lust-road-show-our-esteemed-colleague-nancy-pearl-will-give-talk-ou-tulsa <p>On this installment of ST, we are pleased to speak once again with the author, critic, former librarian, and die-hard book-lover Nancy Pearl, who's well-known for her frequent appearances on NPR's Morning Edition, her tireless championing of old or out-of-print titles, and her "Book Lust" series of books about books. Nancy used to live in Tulsa, and she's been the book reviewer for this program for 20+ years --- indeed, while she usually joins us by phone from her home in Seattle, this time around, Nancy is with us in the studio. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:24:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 57148 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A "Book Lust" Road Show! Our Esteemed Colleague Nancy Pearl Will Give a Talk at OU-Tulsa Blake Bailey's "The Splendid Things We Planned" --- An Acclaimed Biographer on His Troubled Sibling http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/blake-baileys-splendid-things-we-planned-acclaimed-biographer-his-troubled-sibling <p>We speak by phone today with Blake Bailey, who grew up in Oklahoma City, now teaches creative writing in Virginia, and is the author of three highly regarded literary biographies (of Richard Yates, John Cheever, and Charles Jackson). Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:39:36 +0000 Rich Fisher 56024 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Blake Bailey's "The Splendid Things We Planned" --- An Acclaimed Biographer on His Troubled Sibling "How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnet Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/how-build-hovercraft-air-cannons-magnet-motors-and-25-other-amazing-diy-science-projects <p>On today's ST, we offer a thoroughly gosh-wow-how-cool discussion with Stephen Voltz. Along with Fritz Grobe, Voltz is co-founder of the EepyBird Laboratory in Maine --- please see website <a href="http://www.eepybird.com/">here</a> --- which is well-known for its experiments with ping pong balls, sticky notes, balloons, soda cans, Ivory soap, and so forth, with many of these experiments becoming viral videos at YouTube and other sites. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:35:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 53192 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnet Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects" "Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/things-ive-learned-dying-book-about-life <p>Our guest is David R. Dow, a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and an internationally recognized figure in the fight against the death penalty. Dow is also the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network; he has represented more than 100 death row inmates in their state and federal appeals. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:26:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 52770 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life" "America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/america-its-language-and-most-controversial-dictionary-ever-published-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This program first aired last year.) On our show today, we speak by phone with David Skinner, an editor and writer whose work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, The New Atlantis, Slate, The Washington Times, and other publications. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:46:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 52764 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published" (Encore presentation.) "Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/secrets-and-lies-surviving-truths-change-our-lives <p>Family secrets. They're as common and as varied --- and as much a part of life --- as are families themselves. Such secrets, those that we keep and those that we discover, greatly influence who we are and how we live. And our guest is an expert in this regard: Jane Isay is a writer (and former book editor and publisher) whose previous works include "Walking on Eggshells," about parents and their adult children, and "Mom Still Likes You Best," about adult siblings. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:38:31 +0000 Rich Fisher 52457 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives" Page-Turning Gift Ideas for the Holidays: Nancy Pearl Offers Can't-Miss Books to Give (or Request!) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/page-turning-gift-ideas-holidays-nancy-pearl-offers-cant-miss-books-give-or-request <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, our old pal (and longtime book reviewer, and former Tulsan) <a href="http://www.nancypearl.com/?page_id=2">Nancy "America's Librarian" Pearl</a> returns with --- just in time for the holidays --- another list of outstanding literary recommendations. Whether you're keen on ficton or non-fiction, a YA novel or a thriller, a work of history or one of satire, Nancy has just the book you're looking for. . . . Here's the rundown of titles/authors that she shares with us on today's program:<br /><br />Scott Anderson, "Lawrence in Arabia"<br /> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:23:20 +0000 Rich Fisher 50960 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Page-Turning Gift Ideas for the Holidays: Nancy Pearl Offers Can't-Miss Books to Give (or Request!)