Vick Mickunas

Host - Book Nook

Vick Mickunas created the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1200 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.

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Arts & Culture
11:33 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Book Nook: The Man From Primrose Lane, by James Renner

James Renner is an investigative journalist from the Cleveland area. He specializes in investigating unsolved murders. A few years ago Renner came upon a case that he describes as an "unsolved suicide."  That situation provided a seed that germinated into Renner's first novel, "The Man From Primrose Lane."

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Books
1:11 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Book Nook: Burn Down the Ground, Kambri Crews

Kambri Crews grew up in a rather unusual family. Both of her parents are deaf. Kambri and her brother were granted extraordinary freedoms. Their parents couldn't hear what the kids were up to and Kambri and her brother could hear perfectly well. So they got into lots of mischief.

When Kambri was a young girl the family moved out to the middle of nowhere, a densely wooded Texas acreage. They lived in primitive conditions. Her parents were often on the verge of breaking up.

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5:23 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Book Nook: Townie, by Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III grew up in poverty in a decaying New England mill town.  His parents were divorced when Dubus was young. His family struggled to get by. In "Townie," the author's first memoir, we learn how he was bullied until he decided to fight back. Dubus became a fighter before he ever thought of becoming a writer.

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Books
7:30 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Book Nook: Satan is Real - the Ballad of the Louvin Brothers by Charlie Louvin with Benjamin Whitmer

An interview with Benjamin Whitmer about "Satan is Real - the Ballad of the Louvin Brothers" (Igniter Books) by Charlie Louvin with Benjamin Whitmer.

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11:43 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Book Nook: William Henry Harrison, by Gail Collins

William Henry Harrison was elected president just over 170 years ago.  Harrison had an unusual career. He was a war hero who had fought in the wars against American Indians as the United States continued to surge westward. His campaign slogan, "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too" was a salute to his military victories.

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