Mark Perzel

Host of The Book Club @ 91.7

Mark Perzel hosts The Book Club @ 91.7 Saturday mornings at 7:00 am. 

In addition, he can be heard weekday evenings hosting classical music on 90.9 WGUC.  He is also known throughout the public radio industry for inventive, award-winning holiday programs like Tunes from the Crypt, Tunes from the Crypt Goes to the Movies, Feast for the Ears, and Love Greetings.

Mark has worked in the radio industry for more than thirty years. He began in the business when he was a teenager in Charlotte, North Carolina, volunteering for a public radio station.   He attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, majoring in broadcasting and minoring in violin performance.

He has performed speaking parts with performing organizations throughout the tri-state including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Opera Theatre, and the Linton Chamber Music Series, and done voiceover work for numerous commercials and industrial videos.

Ways To Connect

The Social Network meets The Wolf of Wall Street in Michelle Miller's debut novel, The Underwriting, as it takes you behind closed doors into a post-recession world of sex scandals, power plays, and underhanded dealings.

In her book So We Read On Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan discusses the legacy of The Great Gatsby.  She is also part of the Cincinnati Library's On the Same Page program this year.

What would happen if the world were ending?

Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Learn about the Friends of the Public Library Used Book Sale happening at the downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on Saturday, May 30.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.  

Following the Civil War, Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, thrived as a cauldron of sex and song, violence and passion. But out of this turmoil emerged a center of black progress, optimism, and cultural ferment.

Photo by David Miller

The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra will be performing a special Memorial Day concert entitled “Turn of the Century Pops” on Monday, May 25 at 6 pm at the Blue Ash Towne Square.

Provided, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

    

It'’s difficult to remember, and hard to image now, the first Taste of Cincinnati in 1979 lasted one day, and attracted 5,000 people. Today, the nation’'s longest-running culinary arts festival is three days long and brings an estimated 500,000 people downtown to experience the food, drink, and entertainment of Cincinnati. Joining us for a rundown on this weekend’'s Taste of Cincinnati are Rich Walburg, communications director with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber; Chuck Huckabee from Market Street Grille, a 2015 multiple Best of Taste winner; and, comedian Josh Sneed, who is coordinator for Taste of Cincinnati's Taste of Comedy.

Publisher's Weekly calls Sabaa Tahir‘s An Ember in the Ashes "A thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and pulse-pounding read. Set in a rich, high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome, it tells the story of a slave fighting for her family and a young soldier fighting for his freedom."

A huge bestseller in Europe, Frederic Lenoir’s Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide is an exciting journey that examines how history’s greatest philosophers and religious figures have answered life’s most fundamental question: What is happiness and how do I achieve it?

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