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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.

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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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During World War II, Belgian nuns created a system of alarms and delaying tactics to hide refugees and Jews from the Nazis.

University of Dayton law professor Dennis Turner has just released a book based on letters and other documents he discovered which were written by Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in German-occupied Belgium and Italy during the war.

Local writer and poet Luz Villeda, a Guatemalan native, recently released her first novel, Two of You

On this Easter Sunday: 

The Prayer Wheel is a new book written by three authors, including local writer and theologian Jana Reiss

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Born in Cuba, baseball great Tony Pérez left Havana when the Reds signed him to a minor league contract in 1960. Pérez, a key member of the World Champion Big Red Machine clubs of 1975 and '76, won a third World Championship ring as first base coach for the team when it swept the Oakland Athletics in 1990.

Yellow Springs is the setting for the just-released novel from local author Jessica Strawser

Plot Twist: From Politics To Political Thriller

Mar 19, 2018
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Gerrymandering, dark money and partisan politics. Major dysfunctions in our election system spurred David Pepper to begin writing political thrillers. The Ohio Democratic Party Chair's first book, "The People's House," follows a Russian plot to interfere with a U.S. election and put Republicans in power, and its release predates the 2016 election.

Author Leah Stewart's New Novel Is Now Available

Mar 16, 2018

Acclaimed local author (and UC professor) Leah Stewart has a new novel out, What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw

The story of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and New York Times reporter Lorena Hickok is the basis of the new historical novel, White Houses

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In his 2003 book, "Running from the Devil: A Memoir of a Boy Possessed," Steve Kissing tells the story of growing up believing he was possessed by the devil, and the steps he took to hide his condition– later discovered to be epilepsy. The book has just been converted into a graphic memoir.

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Author and Institute for the Future Distinguished Fellow Dr. Bob Johansen predicts that leaders will face an increasingly “complex, messy and threatening” future.

The Wonders Of Nature Close To Home

Feb 12, 2018
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When he retired from his position as senior paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London, award-winning scientist Richard Fortey purchased four acres of ancient woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England. His latest book, "The Wood for the Trees: One Man's Long View of Nature," is the joyful portrait of what he found there. He spoke with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard about the wonders of nature to be discovered close to home, if you just look for them. 

The Debut Novel Of Cincinnati Native Michael Nye

Feb 9, 2018

Cincinnati native Michael Nye has written and released his debut novel, a coming of age story with loving references to his hometown. 

Loren Long Tells Us About His New Book, "Love"

Feb 2, 2018

A beautiful new children's book, celebrating love in our lives from birth to death, features text by Matt de la Pena and illustrations by Cincinnati's own Loren Long

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Cincinnati is an amazing place to live and visit for lots of reasons, according to Wendy Beckman, from architectural masterpieces like Music Hall to limitless local varieties of goetta. In her latest book, “8 Wonders of Cincinnati,” the award-winning author writes about the things that reveal the city’s unique character.

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