Joseph Beth

In a sports writing career covering half a century, Hal McCoy crowns his own Hall of Fame career with his latest book, “The Real McCoy: My Half Century with the Cincinnati Reds.” The memoir of the team gives fans an inside-the-dugout look that never made the daily press. Veteran sports writer Hal McCoy and WVXU political reporter and avid baseball fan Howard Wilkinson join us to discuss the book, Hal McCoy'’s years covering the Reds, and what really happened to Sparky.

  Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. Her father, Paul Daugherty, long-time sports columnist for The Cincinnati Enquirer, has just published a book about Jillian and their family. In “An Uncomplicated Life: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter,” he tells stories about Jillian’'s challenges and triumphs, boundless capacity for joy, and what we can all learn from her approach to life.

Barbara Gray has a conversation with acclaimed children’s author and poet Marc Harshman, the poet laureate of West Virginia, about his upcoming public appearances at Thomas More College and Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills.

  The Eighth Annual Books By the Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival takes place Saturday, October 11 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. A record 130 authors, including some of the biggest names in literature, will be there for book signings, panel discussions and more. Kate Lawrence, Adult Services, Programming and Exhibits manager for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Michael Link, Author/Publisher coordinator for Joseph-Beth Booksellers give us a preview of the region’'s largest book festival

  The food blog How Sweet Eats, averages 3.7 million unique visitors a month. Its creator, Jessica Merchant, also a contributor to Ree Drummon’'s Tasty Kitchen, and Relish magazine, has released her debut cookbook, Seriously Delish: 150 Recipes for People Who Totally Love Food. From Baked Breakfast Risotto to Roasted Pork & Pineapple Baked Taquitos to Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lover’s Brownies, the unique recipes in Seriously Delish will bring out the foodie in you. Jessica Merchant is in town this weekend for a book signing with Joseph Beth Booksellers at the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, and she joins us in the studio this afternoon.

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