"The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses" by Kevin Birmingham. The history of how this novel went from being illegal in the US, the court case that overturned it, to its current status as a classic.
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October 22, 2015
October 14, 2015
An interview with lawyer, history professor and now author, Jim Hewitt about his book "Cold Storage." It's an account of two murders and mutilation in McCook, Nebraska in 1973, and the clever techniques used to catch the murderer.
October 7, 2015
"All My Puny Sorrows" by Miriam Toews. A novel that documents the reactions of two sisters to suicide attempts, with one sister very successful and the other struggling.
September 29, 2015
Host Pat Leach talks with Assistant professor of English Chigozie Obioma who is one of six finalists for the Man Booker prize. They will discuss Professor Obioma's novel, "The Fisherman" and how his life and work have changed since being nominated for the award.
September 22, 2015
"Letters About Literature" is a nation-wide contest open to school-aged writers who compose a letter to any author whose work is important to them. Pat Leach welcomes Ashely Xiques, one of the 2015 Nebraska winners, who will share the winning work and her personal story behind it.
September 15, 2015
An exploration of "Yours, Willa Cather", a free ebook developed from the upcoming NET Television documentary about the collected letters of the Nebraska author. Erin Willis, Curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at Bennet Martin Library, explains how the ebook helps modern readers with... more››
August 12, 2015
Pat Leach talks with Pete Allman author of several books dealing with life lessons with a focus on uniting the human and spiritual natures of people.
August 5, 2015
Guest host Pat Leach looks at "Orfeo: A Novel" by Richard Powers--A retired academic goes on the run when his home laboratory is dismantled by Homeland Security, giving him time to recall his life as a husband, father, and avant garde musical composer.
July 28, 2015
"No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and U.S. Surveillance State" by Glenn Greenwald--a journalist's exploration of the complicated process of Snowden's sharing NSA documents with the public, and reflections on the impact of those revelations.
July 22, 2015
Guest host Pat Leach talks with Brian Ardinger, who educates and advises start-up companies in Lincoln Nebraska. They'll discuss two books helpful for both new entrepreneurs and experienced business owners.