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The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight and early tomorrow. With up to 120 meteors per hour shooting across the night sky, it's expected to be one of the best celestial shows of the year.

Author David Baldacci has just released the latest novel in his Will Robie series. 

You may know him from movies like A Kiss Before Dying and The Longest Day, and TV shows like It Takes a Thief, Hart to Hart, and more recently, NCIS

One of America's most popular authors, Mary Higgins Clark, along with her co-writer Alafair Burke, have published the latest installment in their Under Suspicion series. 

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Bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back with her latest historical novel, Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace

A Rogue American Spy On The Korean Peninsula

Nov 27, 2017

In his latest book, former Washington Post East Asia Bureau Chief Blaine Harden reveals the story of a rogue American spy who operated on the Korean Peninsula during the Korean War. Virtually unsupervised by the U.S. military, Air Force Major Donald Nichols planned and ran covert missions in a world of mass executions and torture for 11 years. And was then taken out of Korea in a straightjacket by American military authorities and forced to undergo months of electroshock in a military hospital, where Nichols said Air Force psychiatrists tried to “erase” his brain.

A First Lady's Unlikely Love Affair

Nov 27, 2017
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By the time Franklin Roosevelt became president, his wife Eleanor had already put her disappointment in their marriage behind her and developed an independent life. She soon met a campaign reporter for the Associated Press, Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years the two women were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends. 

Bill Yosses is the former White House pastry chef for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. 

Writer Armistead Maupin is perhaps best known for his San Francisco column Tales of The City, which was a popular TV special and has recently been adapted into a stage play. 

In the 60's, 70's, and beyond, Jerry Rubin was a well-known counter-cultural leader - founder of the Yippies, Anti-Vietnam War radical, Chicago 8 defendant, New Age/Self Help proponent, and social-networking pioneer. 

Untold Story Of Women Code Breakers In WWII

Nov 8, 2017
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Following the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. military launched a secret program to recruit young, female college graduates to serve as code breakers in the war effort. In "CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II" journalist and author Liza Mundy reveals the revolutionary achievements and patriotic service of these remarkable women.

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William Dobson is the Senior Supervising Editor of NPR's International Desk. He is also the author of "The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy," which examines the struggle between authoritarian regimes and the people who challenge them.

A new children's book celebrates local Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV, who was tragically killed by Islamic State militants while serving in Iraq. 

Just in time for Halloween, Lee Hay ventures into Cincinnati's eerier side. 

Astronaut Scott Kelly In Cincinnati

Oct 25, 2017
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Astronaut Scott Kelly is the veteran of four spaceflights and served as commander of the International Space Station. He holds the American record for consecutive days spent in space. Now in his recently-released memoir, "Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery," Scott Kelly discusses his experiences living aboard the International Space Station, and how he got there in the first place. 

The Fall Of The All-American Town

Oct 23, 2017
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Once highlighted in Forbes magazine as the epitome of the all-American town, Lancaster, Ohio was once a center of industry and employment. At its peak following World War II, Lancaster's hometown company Anchor Hocking was the world's largest maker of glassware and employed more than 5,000 town residents.

The 11th Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati

Oct 23, 2017
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The 11th Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival takes place this Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center. More than 120 national, regional and local authors will be on hand to meet fans and sign books.

Ohio native and bestselling author Celeste Ng recently visited Cincinnati to promote her latest novel, Little Fires Everywhere

Fans of The Walking Dead are anxiously anticipating the new season of the zombie drama on October 22. 

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