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"The Wright Company"
12:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

The Wright Brothers' aviation business detailed in new book

Edward Roach is a historian at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and author of The Wright Company: From Invention to Industry, which details Orville and Wilbur’s business side of building and selling airplanes. The author talks with our Lloyd Bryant about the post-Kitty Hawk business world of the Wright Brothers.

"His Day is Done"
12:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Dr. Maya Angelou's new book about Nelson Mandela

Dr. Maya Angelou speaks by phone with our Barbara Gray about the late Nelson Mandela, her history with him, and her new book about this iconic world leader, His Day is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute.

MLK Day
12:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

A new book looks at the music favored by four great icons of the 1960's, including Dr. King

As we salute the accomplishments and vision of Dr. King this weekend, there was, of course, another side of the man. A unique aspect of his, and 3 other influential men of the 1960’s, is the music they loved, that inspired them, or that entertained them. In his book, Popology: The Music of the Era in the Lives of Four Icons of the 1960s, author Timothy English takes a unique look at Dr. King, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Thomas Merton through the music in their lives. The author joins Lee Hay by phone to share what their taste in music said about them.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue January 7, 2014

CHASING SHACKLETON Author Tim Jarvis

Explorer Tim Jarvis re-enacts the epic journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton
Provided, timjarvis.org

  In 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked for the South Pole, and nothing was heard from the expedition for three years. In that time Shackleton and his crew became stranded on an island, made an 800-mile voyage across the treacherous Southern Ocean, climbed over glaciated mountains to reach a whaling station, ultimately rescuing his remaining crew left stranded. In the winter of 2013, Explorer Tim Jarvis set out to re-enact Shackleton’s journey.

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Kentucky Geology
12:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Book review: "Kentucky Agate: State Rock and Mineral Treasure of the Commonwealth"

Roberta Shultz has a review of Roland McIntosh and Warren Anderson’s latest book from the University Press of Kentucky, Kentucky Agate: State Rock and Mineral Treasure of the Commonwealth.

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