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WVXU, WMUB and NPR listeners wake up to his voice each weekday. Steve Inskeep is co-host of NPR’ Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. His investigative journalism has received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Robert F. Kennedy journalism award, and the Alfred I. Dupont award. He is also the author of a new book, “Jacksonland,” and is in town for a book signing tonight at Joseph Beth Booksellers. He was in our studio earlier to talk about the book and his career as a reporter.

Richard O. Jones was a longtime writer for The Hamilton Journal-News, but he has now embarked on a new career as true crime historian.

A new book looks at Cincinnati's Wurlitzer family

May 15, 2015

Author Mark Palkovic has delved in to the history of one of our more prominent local family names in his new book Wurlitzer of Cincinnati: The Name That Means Music to Millions.

Kate Andersen Brower, former Bloomberg News White House correspondent, has a new behind-the-scenes book about the president’s home called The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House and she’s on the phone with our Barbara Gray.

Bestselling author David Baldacci is back with a new thriller and a brand new character, a man with a perfect memory who must solve his own family’s murder in Memory Man, and he’s on the phone with Barbara Gray.

The local musical duo known as Ellery, after a lengthy sabbatical, are back with a book of poetry called Once You Had Hands with photography by Michael Wilson. Justin & Tasha Golden join Barbara Gray to talk about the book and their May 1 event at Hoffner Lodge in Northside that will be part book launch and part Ellery concert.

National Geographic Travel's Offbeat Observer, Robert Reid, has traveled the globe, but as he tells Barbara Gray, his new book - Abroad At Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America - shows how to experience the world while never leaving this continent.

  Cincinnati Reds legend Joe Nuxhall was known for his kind heart and compassionate manner as well as his skills as a ballplayer and announcer. In his book inspired by Joe Nuxhall, Pitching for Success: Character Lessons, the Joe Nuxhall Way, local author Doug Coates blends fiction and sports history to show young readers the importance of good character, sportsmanship, courage and compassion.

  Miguel “"Mike"” Benito Fernandez has made two long journeys in his life. The first came when he and his family were exiled from Cuba in 1964 with no warning and no money. They soon made New York City their home and faced a new path of challenges, opportunities and lessons. His second journey came in 2013 when Fernandez made the 508-mile pilgrimage along El Camino de Santiago from France through Spain to raise money for the Miami Children’'s Hospital. He tells his story in a new book, “Humbled by the Journey: Life Lessons for My Family and Yours.” Today, Fernandez is a successful businessman and philanthropist who believes in the power of giving back to others. He talks with us about his life’'s journeys.

Ron Esposito talks with Richard Loren, manager and agent for the Grateful Dead and personal manager for Jerry Garcia who has just released a new book, High Notes: A Rock Memoir, Working with Rock Legends Jefferson Airplane Through The Doors to the Grateful Dead.

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