Dr. Danny M. Cohen, an assistant professor of instruction at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy and The Crown Family Center for Jewish & Israel Studies, is a learning scientist, author, and education designer. Dr. Cohen is also founder of the Unsilence Project. His latest book, Train, tells the story of six teenagers, Jewish and non-Jewish, in Nazi-occupied 1943 Berlin.

This interview originally aired July 6, 2015.

Fixing the troubled educational system is one of the critical issues facing our country, but where do you start and what direction do you go? International education leader and author Sir Ken Robinson delved into the topic in a 2006 TED talk, How Schools Kill Creativity, which has had more than 31 million views and generated thousands of queries on how to solve this problem.

Dr. Kathleen Smythe joins us this afternoon - she teaches African history, global economic development, and sustainability at Xavier University. Her latest book, Africa's Past, Our Future, engages the history of the African continent through the perspective of global issues such as political instability, economic development, and climate change.

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years since Bob Dylan shocked the music world at the Newport Folk Festival by playing electric guitar.

If you are a tennis fan, how would you like to pick the brains of the world's greatest players and coaches? Want to improve your serve? Get advice from Pete Sampras. Want to know how to hit the perfect ground stroke? Ask Tracy Austin.

After three decades in the editing room of The New Yorker, Mary Norris has written a book about the challenges, fears and consternation over punctuation and grammar.

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.