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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1:30 am
Fri May 17, 2013

"The Girls of Atomic City"

Just off I-40, west of Knoxville, Tennessee, drivers note the exit signs for Oak Ridge and, probably, think very little of it. But this one-time secret city, a Manhattan Project site, employed thousands of small-town southern women during World War II to work on the atomic bomb. A new book, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, shares interviews and personal stories of some of these women in a fascinating tale of secrecy, first-time independence, even romance. Author Denise Kiernan joins Mark Perzel to talk about these extraordinary women from an extraordinary time.

Naval hero's story
1:32 am
Fri May 10, 2013

"Hero of the Angry Sky"

Geoffrey Rossano is the award-winning editor of the acclaimed book Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America's First Naval Ace. As Brian O’Donnell learns, David Ingalls had Cincinnati roots: his mother’s side of the family were Taft’s. Ingalls died in 1985, but this book traces his incredible naval career in his own words.

The Front Row
1:30 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Acclaimed sportswriter Sally Jenkins' new book on women's basketball coaching legend Pat Summitt

Sally Jenkins is a veteran sports journalist, previously writing for Sports Illustrated and now as a columnist for The Washington Post. Her newest book is called Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective and it’s all about the life and current health battle of former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, Pat Summitt. On this week’s The Front Row with Betsy Ross, Sally Jenkins talks about writing the book with Coach Summitt and how she is courageously facing the early-onset Alzheimer’s that forced her off the bench.

On the Money
1:30 am
Fri May 10, 2013

A look at the failed energy policies of the U.S.

For more than 40 years, the United States has tried to develop comprehensive policies on energy, yet each of these efforts has failed. Peter Z. Grossman has written an extensive book about these failed policies called, U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure he is this week’s guest On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
1:31 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Travel expert and author Patricia Schultz is coming to Cincinnati

Is it time to start planning that summer vacation? Not exactly sure where you’d like to go? The solution may be at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on Saturday, May 11. Travel expert Patricia Schultz, author of the impressive and completely revised 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, the second edition: Completely Revised and Updated with Over 200 New Entries, will be speaking about national and world travel at the downtown branch at 2:00pm. She joins Mark Perzel on the phone to discuss this completely rewritten update and the one place she never tires of visiting and revisiting.

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