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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1:57 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Book Nook: What It Means to Be a Democrat, by George McGovern

George McGovern sees that America is at a crossroads. He has some strong feelings about the current state of our political system. In "What It Means to Be a Democrat" he expresses what he feels must happen within our two party system today.

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11:20 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Book Nook: Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes, by William Kennedy

A new book by William Kennedy is an event. It has been almost a decade since his last one. The latest, "Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes," is the eighth book in his now legendary Albany Cycle.

This one features a rare foray outside of New York State. His protagonist, Daniel Quinn is introduced in a brief prologue set in 1930's Albany. Bing Crosby makes an appearance. Kennedy explains in this interview how he had always wanted to include a particular Crosby song in a novel.

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1:55 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Book Nook: Someplace Like America, by Michael Williamson and Dale Maharidge (Part 2)

Michael Williamson is a staff photographer for The Washington Post. Thirty years ago he was working for the Sacramento Bee when he began a project with a reporter named Dale Maharidge. Together they published a book called "Journey to Nowhere:the Saga of the New Underclass."

Three decades and a half a million miles later their collaboration continues. Their latest effort, "Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression" continues the story they first began to cover so many years ago.

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2:17 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Book Nook: Someplace Like America, by Michael Williamson and Dale Maharidge (Part 1)

Michael Williamson is a staff photographer for The Washington Post. Thirty years ago he was working for the Sacramento Bee when he began a project with a reporter named Dale Maharidge. Together they published a book called "Journey to Nowhere:the Saga of the New Underclass."

Three decades and a half a million miles later their collaboration continues. Their latest effort, "Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression" continues the story they first began to cover so many years ago.

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12:41 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Book Nook: You Had Me at Woof and Love at First Bark, by Julie Klam

Most dogs are joyful creatures. Do you believe that dogs enhance our lives?  Julie Klam thinks so. The deep bond she forged with a Boston terrier named Otto was a transformative experience for the author.

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