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Alexander Graham Bell invented not only the telephone, but also early versions of the phonograph, the metal detector, airplanes, and hydrofoil boats. Bell was also a pioneering speech teacher and a champion of educating those with hearing impairments.   

The story that captured the nation's attention is now told by the man who oversaw every step of it. 

Local author and Xavier University professor Don Tassone has published a collection of 40 short stories entitled Small Bites

Cincinnati has been the backdrop for a myriad of books, TV shows, and films through the years. Why is that? 

The real story of the childhood kidnapping of Russia native and current Mason, Ohio resident Elena Nikitina is now told in full in her autobiography. 

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Award-winning columnist for the Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley speaks at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Thursday. She will also sign copies of her book "The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery."

Reliving Ronald Reagan's Three Days In Moscow

Jun 4, 2018
ronald reagan
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On May 31, 1988, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech to an audience at Moscow State University. The speech capped his first visit to the Soviet capital, and the fourth summit between Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver is back with a new thriller featuring his Lincoln Rhyme (The Bone Collector series) character. 

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Rick Pender’s book, "100 Things to Do in Cincinnati Before You Die," is a bucket list of entertaining and informative activities and destinations that’s great for lifelong Cincinnatians, new residents and occasional visitors. And it can be yours today when you donate to WVXU

2018 is the 100th anniversary of the first publication of a Seckatary Hawkins kid's story, written by Covington native Robert Franc Schulkers

Former Purcell Marian teacher Richard Hague has just released a collection of essays and memoirs. 

100 things to see in the night sky
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Dean Regas, an astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory and host of WVXU's "Looking Up" podcast, published this field guide to stargazing in 2017, and if you donate now during our spring fund drive, you'll receive Regas' book as a gift! 

jennifer palmieri
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Former Hillary Clinton presidential campaign Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri has released a book that offers advice and redefines expectations for women looking to lead, in all walks of life.

These days, there are many different routes to getting a book published. One popular way is using a fee-based subsidized press. 

Cincinnati artist and illustrator Loren Long has received great attention for his latest book, Love, done in collaboration with author Matt de la Pena

Known as one of the best comedy teachers in the US, Stephen Rosenfield was born in Cincinnati and has worked with some of the funniest people around including Jim Gaffigan and Lena Dunham. 

She's still creating novels that thrill and compel, even at the youthful age of 90. She's bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark and she's talking about her latest, I've Got My Eyes on You, in a conversation with Barbara Gray.

Most of us know our culture's classic myths and fairytales about Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Little Red Riding Hood: But how does it feel when a young person learns the truth about the stories handed down from generation to generation. This week on Dayton Youth Radio we'll find out from one teenager who has some strong feelings about how parents lovingly mislead their kids.

voices from the rust belt
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"Voices from the Rust Belt," edited by Belt Publishing Founder Anne Trubek, is a timely and directly told collection of essays by 24 writers about the lives and issues – such as the opiate epidemic, school segregation, and lead poisoning – in cities like Flint, Buffalo, Cleveland and Detroit, which make up the heavily politicized and diverse region of America referred to as the Rust Belt.

According to author Jonathan Kauffman, what might have once been referred to as "hippie food" in the 1960's is now the basis for many of today's diets. 

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