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In her new book, Debbie Harry invites you in for an in-depth and personal look at the forming of the band Blondie, her close relationships, her troubles, and her successes.

The Flea Market As Architectural Journey

Sep 23, 2019
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Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright may be the Midwest's (and the nation's) most famous architects, but the region has always been a fertile ground for builders master and amateur. 

'Dopesick' Author Beth Macy On Opioids, Trump And More

Sep 18, 2019

Journalist Beth Macy has chronicled the origins of the opioid crisis in Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America.

In the new paperback edition's discussion guide, she argues again for greater emphasis on medical treatment for addicts.And she discussed President Trump, lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and other issues in an interview with The Daily Yonder, which covers rural America. For some excerpts, read on.

How to Be an Anti-Racist
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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi says there is no such thing as being "not racist." As one of the leading commentators on race in America, he argues there are only racist and antiracist ideas.

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Pixabay

Last check, we thought it was just Cincinnatians who were obsessed with reading James Patterson. As it turns out, Northern Kentuckians are enamored with him, too.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House
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The Harriet Beecher Stowe House fall discussion series returns with four all-new sessions, beginning Wednesday evening with a look at two works Stowe researched as she was writing Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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Libraries are pushing back against new e-book and e-audiobook policies by some of the biggest publishers. Companies like Macmillan and Simon & Schuster are adjusting how they sell to or allow libraries to use their content, and libraries say the new rules are bad news for patrons.

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Arcadia Publishing

Cincinnati's contributions to all things beer are well-known, but brewing played a significant role in the early growth and culture of the Dayton, Ohio area as well. 

In 1938, the Latonia Racetrack in Covington was filled with an estimated crowd of 50,000 as President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to town to make his case for the New Deal and to argue that it was working for Kentucky. He noted that he knew about Latonia and its famous track because he was a reader of the sports page. FDR carried Kentucky in all four of his successful bids for the presidency.

classic reds book
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The Cincinnati Reds have played more than 20,000 games over their 150-year history, but a pair of authors compiled what they view as the 50 best. Classic Reds: The 50 Greatest Games in Cincinnati Reds History pulls games from three different centuries.

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When Toni Morrison received her Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, her remarks began with a reflection on the phrase once upon a time. In her signature, measured cadence, Morrison told the Swedish Academy she believed these were some of the first words we remember from our childhoods.

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Amazon

Local author and creative writing instructor Ellen Everman takes us on a journey in Bell Bottoms to Gucci, her latest novel, which launches in the year 1964 and travels through the decades of psychedelics, protests, hippies, and the titular pants. Calling the book "an ode to baby boomers," the book's publisher notes that Everman’s story examines both sides of the political fence from an intuitive personal perspective.

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Independence Day typically inspires many Americans to re-examine our nation’s founding principles and their relevance to our current circumstances.

how to human alice connor
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Alice Connor is an Episcopal priest who serves as a chaplain on the University of Cincinnati campus. In her latest book, How to Human: An Incomplete Manual for Living in a Messed-Up World, Connor draws on her experiences to provide a tender and irreverent take on one of life's most fundamental questions: how to be a better human in a world dead set against it.

Alice Connor (@pastoralice) joins Cincinnati Edition to discuss her thoughts on how to be a better human and share some of her experiences as a college chaplain.

ryan widmer
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A decade ago, Sarah Widmer was found dead in the bathtub of the Hamilton Township home she shared with her husband, Ryan Widmer. The call Ryan made to 911 shortly after Sarah's death was played repeatedly in news coverage and interviews since, with particular attention to the chilling line, "I think she's dead."

2019 summer reads
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James Patterson, James Patterson, James Patterson. Cincinnati readers really like James Patterson.

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Many Cincinnatians remember the tragic and disturbing case of Donald Harvey, the notorious mass murderer who hid in plain sight and may be responsible for up to 87 deaths. That story, along with several others, are detailed in a new book by former profiler and FBI Special Agent John Douglas

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Ani DiFranco is one of the most acclaimed, most celebrated singer/songwriters of a generation, and she has just released her memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream. She's on the phone with WGUC host Elaine Diehl to talk about her life of music making, social activism and motherhood. 

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William Dean Howells was born in Martinsville, Ohio, in 1837 and went on to become a significant literary figure, earning the nickname the "Dean of American Letters." A novelist, critic, playwright and editor of The Atlantic Monthly, Howells forged friendships with the likes of Mark Twain, Henry James and Oliver Wendell Holmes. 

nora mcinenry
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Nora McInerny gets recognized by strangers. People come up to her in the grocery store, or on the street. They know about her podcast or her books or her advice series. But they're not looking for a selfie with a semi-celeb. McInerny is a grief magnet. These brief interactions are filled with tragic stories strangers want to tell her. That's because she's been there. She's still there.

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