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April 16, 2014
"An Idea Whose Time Has Come" by Todd Purdum. A history of the passage 50 years ago, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
April 9, 2014
"The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert a look at several major natural extinctions in the history of earth and the impact of humans on current extinctions.
April 3, 2014
Giving a book to a child is for many families an act so common most wouldn't think twice about it. But Aja Martin explains how the gift of books to a child can in fact have a profound impact on their lives.
March 26, 2014
Guest reviewer Pat Leach looks at writer Rebecca Solnit's memoir of her mother's decline and her own health scare, wrapped in reflections about the power of story in "The Faraway Nearby".
March 20, 2014
A new crime novel written in the style of 1950's novelist Raymond Chandler featuring his central character, Philip Marlowe. "The Black-Eyed Blonde" by Benjamin Black. Also reviewed, "And Short the Season" poetry by Maxine Kumin
March 13, 2014
A new biography takes a long and captivating look at the politics of reform in the first decade of the 20th century and the role played by independent journalists. "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism" by Doris Kerns Goodwin.
March 6, 2014
500 years of poetry on the topic of protest entitled, "The Poetry of Witness" and then a light hearted look at the development of manners in society, 'Sorry: The English and their Manners".
February 26, 2014
Charles Stephen interviews Nebraska author Karen Gettert Shoemaker, about her new novel set in Stewart Nebraska in 1918, "The Meaning of Names".
February 20, 2014
"Under the Wide and Starry Sky" by Nancy Horan. A novel about Robert Louis Stevenson and the American woman he married and who played a significant role in his life and fiction.
February 13, 2014
Charles Stephen interviews UNL Professor and author, Timothy Shaffert about his new novel set at Omaha's 1898 World's Fair, "The Swan Gondola".