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Marian Spencer was born in 1920 in Gallipolis, Ohio, one year after the “Red Summer” of 1919 that saw an upsurge in race riots and lynchings. Following the example of her grandfather, an ex-slave and community leader, Ms. Spencer joined the NAACP at thirteen and grew up to achieve not only a number of civic leadership firsts here in her adopted home of Cincinnati, but a legacy of lasting civil rights victories. Ohio University Press has just released the biography, “Keep on Fighting: The Life and Civil Rights Legacy of Marian A. Spencer,” written by Dorothy Christenson. She and Marian Spencer join us this afternoon.

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.

Book review: "A Long Time Gone"

Jun 20, 2014

Kelly Blewett has a review of the new novel from bestselling author Karen White, A Long Time Gone. The author will be at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on Tuesday, June 24.

  Featuring essays, photographs and art from Curtis Sittenfeld, Katie Laur, David Falk, Over the Rhine, Rebecca Morgan Frank, and many more, The Cincinnati Anthology tells the story of our city and why we'’re proud to call it home. Mark Perzel recently spoke with the anthology’'s editor, Zan McQuade, about the included works and how they allow us to look at Cincinnati’'s future and what we want it to mean. Zan McQuade is taking part in a discussion and signing of The Cincinnati Anthology Thursday evening, June 12, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion.

Book review: The Light Between Oceans

Aug 16, 2013

Our newest contributor, Kelly Blewett, has a review of the bestselling novel (now out in paperback) The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman. The author will be appearing at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on August 19 for a reading and signing.

Curtain Up!

Aug 24, 2012

Jim Stump welcomes League of Cincinnati Theatres President Cathy Springfield and LCT Board Member Sherry McCamley to talk about the work of the League and their 6th Annual Meet the Directors – Curtain Up event on September 9 at Joseph Beth Booksellers.