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April 23, 2019 00:25:24
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#1605 – Richard Powers

Richard Powers spent a year under the redwoods of California. That reflection led to his novel, “The Overstory,” about the world of trees and a band of people determined to change the way it’s perceived. “The Overstory” won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and we will re-air our interview with Powers on this week’s […] ...

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April 16, 2019 00:30:00
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#1604 – Dave Eggers

From the bestselling author of “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,” “The Circle,” “A Hologram for the King,” and “What Is the What” comes a taut, suspenseful story of two visitors’ role in a nation’s fragile peace. Dave Eggers’ latest is “The Parade: A Novel.” ...

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April 09, 2019 00:30:00
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#1603 – David McCraw

David McCraw is the top newsroom lawyer for the New York Times during the most turbulent era for journalism in generations. In short: if you’ve read a controversial story in the paper since the Bush administration, it went across his desk first. McCraw is at the center of the paper’s decisions about what news is […] ...

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April 02, 2019 00:30:00
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#1602 – Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes has spent thirty years splitting her time between her native United States and adopted home in Tuscany and writing bestselling books, including the classic, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” In her latest, “See You In the Piazza,” she and her husband hit the road to explore the country afresh from north to south, eating and […] ...

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March 26, 2019 00:25:00
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#1601 – Sarah McColl

Mining the dual losses of both her young marriage and her beloved mother, debut author Sarah McColl confronts her identity as a woman, walking lightly in the footsteps of the woman who came before her and clinging fast to the joy she left behind. Her new book is: “Joy Enough: A Memoir.” ...

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March 19, 2019 00:25:00
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#1600 – Roger McNamee

Roger McNamee is former mentor to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and then reluctantly became a critic of the way big tech companies like Facebook and Google are abusing their users’ trust. His new book is: “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.” ...

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