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Public television fans will recognize marine biologist Dr. Carl Safina from his series “Saving the Ocean” which took viewers around the globe in search of good news about ocean life. 

A New Biography Of Local Jazz Legend John Von Ohlen

Jan 6, 2017

Local jazz drummer, bandleader and music legend John Von Ohlen is the subject a recently released authorized biography called It's Gotta Swing: The John Von Ohlen Story

There's no hotter founding father these days than Alexander Hamilton

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Heading into the new year, a lot of us are looking for some positive news as an antidote for today’s headlines.

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Imagine what it would be like to be the son or daughter of a dictator, someone most of the world considers a monster, such as Stalin or Pol Pot. What would you do, if you were the child of someone so infamous?

A New Poetry Collection From Rochelle Hurt

Dec 30, 2016

Ohio poet Rochelle Hurt recently released her latest collection, In Which I Play the Runaway, which has received the Barrow Street Book Prize. 

Longtime Cincinnatians will remember the tea rooms that were permanent fixtures in many downtown department stores like Shillito's, Pogue's, McAlpin's and others. 

Author Cynthia Kuhn Beischel has researched and written about these bygone establishments – and discovered some of these classic recipes - for her book Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati: Reflections & Recipes, and she talks about it all with our Jim Stump.

One of the most popular Instagram accounts belongs to National Geographic, with submissions from the best nature and wildlife photographers on the planet. 

Prolific author Shelley Shepard Gray is out with the fourth book in her Charmed Amish Life series, this one for the holidays. 

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From football and basketball rankings to who was the worst or best in any particular category, many of us love to rate things. 

Adventurous Travel Ideas From Atlas Obscura

Dec 12, 2016
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In 2009, Dylan Thuras and Joshua Foer created Atlasobscura.com, an online resource for explorers, those who like to seek out the curious and unusual. 

Local author Chris Bachelder’s latest novel, The Throwback Special, was a finalist for the recently announced National Book Award

The BBC series Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction TV series of all time and has featured more than a dozen actors in the title role. 

Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark is back with the latest installment in her Under Suspicion series, The Sleeping Beauty Killer

Popular crime novelist Patricia Cornwell is back with another adventure for Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now in her 25th year as her series protagonist. 

John Carter Cash, son of the legendary country singer/songwriter Johnny Cash, has written the forward for a collection of poems from his father, Forever Words: The Unknown Poems

Maria Rodale Talks All About Cooking From "Scratch"

Nov 28, 2016

Maria Rodale’s grandfather is credited as the founder of organic gardening, and she and her family continue to follow in his footsteps. 

Author J.M. Dupont wanted to tell the story of blues legend Robert Johnson in a completely unique format, and he has. 

National Book Award Nominee Jacqueline Woodson

Nov 11, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson is an award-winning author, currently nominated for a National Book Award for her latest bestseller, Another Brooklyn

Bestselling crime novelist John Sandford, famous for his “Prey” books, has now released the ninth book in his Virgil Flowers series. 

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