The Girls of Atomic City is a fascinating fact-based novel about the women who unknowingly built the atomic bomb while working in the small town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Author Denise Kiernan was recently in Cincinnati and came by our studio to talk with Lee Hay about these women and this little known part of WWII history.
Note: This interview originally aired on July 18, 2014
He created the conceptual characters for the Disney/Pixar's feature films Toy Story and A Bug's Life; he's an Academy and Emmy-award winner; and he has written and illustrated over fifty children's books. Now from William Joyce, co-founder of animation and visual effects studio MOONBOT Studios, comes TheNUMBERLYS, the tale of a time when there were only numbers - orderly, dull, numbers. Until the book's heroes get to work and create letters, 26 beautiful letters, that bring wondrous things to the world. William Joyce talks about his work and latest book.
As a young girl, Andrea Raynor wanted to be a doctor. Instead, she ended up, almost by accident, at Harvard Divinity School. She went on to become a United Methodist minister and hospice chaplain. She served as chaplain to the morgue at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11.
C is for Clang, E is for Eek, and Y is for Yoink in the fun new book from author and bestselling illustrator Adam F. Watkins, R IS FOR ROBOT: A Noisy Alphabet. The key word in the title of this alphabet book is noisy, as a team of robots constructs each letter of the alphabet using cranes, pulleys, hammers and drills. The robots get the job done, but none too quietly - a fact that will delight young readers and lucky adults who get to read along with them. Adam Watkins joins us to talk about his work and career.