Archive for February, 2012

Stephanie Deustch

February 10 . 2012

Stephanie Deutsch offers a fascinating glimpse into the partnership between the founder of a black college and the president of Sears that would bring thousands of modern schoolhouses to African American communities in the rural South in You Need a Schoolhouse.

Jonathan Ladd

February 9 . 2012

Why has confidence in the press declined so dramatically over the past 40 years? Jonathan Ladd‘s book, Why Americans Hate the Media and How it Matters examines waning public trust in the Fourth Estate.

Rick Bowers, Ceiridwen Terrill

February 8 . 2012

Superman vs the Ku Klux Klan is a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the hate group. Part Wild is the story of Ceiridwen Terrill‘s journey with a wolf dog whose heart is divided between her bond to one woman and the need to roam free..

Janice Lynch Schuster, Dr. Steven Berk

February 7 . 2012

Bruce Springsteen fan, Janice Lynch Schuster ruminates on not being able to get tickets for the singer’s east coast concert because of scalpers. Later, Dr. Steven Berk recalls the two-hour ordeal when a convict held him hostage in Anatomy of a Kidnapping.


Clay Johnson

February 6 . 2012

Author Clay Johnson explains the role information has played throughout history, and why following his prescribed diet is essential for everyone who strives to be smart, productive, and sane in The Information Diet.

Larry Tye

February 3 . 2012

Few reliable records or news reports survive about players in the Negro Leagues but award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye has tracked down the truth about Satchel Paige, this majestic and enigmatic pitcher.

Mark McCaffrey

February 2 . 2012

The National Center for Science Education launched a new initiative to defend and support the teaching of climate change; Mark McCaffrey, Programs and Policy Director from NCSE takes on the deniers.

Candida Pugh

February 1 . 2012

Candida Pugh’s debut novel is about a young woman who joins the Freedom Riders in 1961, gets arrested and jailed in Mississippi, and learns that not everyone appreciates a hero in Bridge of the Single Hair.