Books

Interviews with authors, commentaries / reviews on books

Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott

Aug 18, 2013
Harper Teen

Book review: The Light Between Oceans

Aug 16, 2013

Our newest contributor, Kelly Blewett, has a review of the bestselling novel (now out in paperback) The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman. The author will be appearing at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on August 19 for a reading and signing.

Alan Light, Author of “The Holy or the Broken"

Aug 11, 2013
Simon and Schuster

Perhaps Cincinnati’s most acclaimed author of children’s literature is Andrea Cheng. She’s in our studio with Barbara Gray to talk about her newest trilogy, which kicked off with the book The Year of the Baby.

Barbara Gray welcomes local author and UC Associate Professor Nikki Taylor into the studio to talk about her new book, America’s First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark. He led the fight for African Americans' access to Ohio's public schools and became the first black principal in the state.

Jeanne Nolan: From the Ground Up

Jul 29, 2013
The Organic Gardner

"From Behind the Blind" by Robert Murphy

Jul 26, 2013

Barbara Gray welcomes local poet and publisher Robert Murphy to talk about his newest book of poetry, From Behind The Blind, as well as to have him read several of his poems.

Walt Longmire Creator Craig Johnson

Jul 22, 2013

  Best-selling Author Craig Johnson talks with Mark Perzel about his Walt Longmire novels, and the A&E Network hit series based on the books about a sheriff in present-day Wyoming.

"The Land Beyond the Portal"

Jul 19, 2013

Barbara Gray welcomes local author J.S. Bailey into the studio to talk about her new book, the supernatural thriller The Land Beyond the Portal.

The importance of saving heirloom seeds

Jul 19, 2013

Berea, Kentucky author Bill Best has written a new book extolling the need to save and protect the native heirloom seeds for fruits and vegetables. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer talks with the author about Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia and what simple steps every farmer and gardener can do to maintain the genetic diversity these seeds provide.

History in the Trees

Jul 15, 2013
Simon & Schuster

It started as a one-woman food monologue…then other famous foodies joined in…suddenly Peggy Sweeney-McDonald had a hit which she has now turned into a beautiful coffee table book. Meanwhile, Back at Cafe du Monde…Life Stories about Food is now out and Barbara Gray learns all about it from the author.

  In his latest book, “The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die,” Harvard Professor of History Niall Ferguson gives his views on why rich countries lose their way and begin to fail. Niall talks with Mark Perzel about his book, and his theory the institutions which keep society going are degenerating.

  Author and Career Consultant Andrea Kay talks about her latest book, “This Is How To Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want” and provides insight on landing your next job.

Barbara Gray talks with Northern Kentucky attorney and author Rick Robinson about his newest novel, leaving behind his political thrillers for the time being, and penning a personal coming-of-age story called Alligator Alley.

NKY Professor Emeritus Martin Giesbrecht's new memoir

Jun 28, 2013

Martin Giesbrecht is a retired professor of economics, having taught at Wilmington College and Northern Kentucky University. He has been a frequent contributor to WVXU over the years, doing commentary and guest spots discussing today’s economy. He has written a memoir, Before I Forget: stories and thoughts of a clarinet playing academic, and he joins Frank Johnson to talk about his love of music, economics and writing this book.

Mary McCartney is the daughter of music royalty – her parents are Sir Paul and the late Linda McCartney – and she has followed in her father’s vegetarian footsteps. She has just published Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking, and as our Barbara Gray learns, it’s full of great recipes and beautiful photography.

"The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty"

Jun 28, 2013

In a fascinating look at our propensity to lie, Mark Perzel talks with behavioral economist and author Dan Ariely about his book The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone-Especially Ourselves.

"The History of Us"

Jun 28, 2013

Leah Stewart teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati and is a successful novelist with her books Husband and Wife, and The Myth of You and Me receiving critical acclaim. Her newest book, The History of Us, based here in Cincinnati, is out and she joins Mark Perzel to discuss her writing and her newest novel.

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