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Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Goodnight Keith Moon Co-author Bruce Worden

Bruce Worden says the idea for Goodnight Keith Moon came during his son's storytime. 

"I had probably been listening to some Who albums during the day, and then at night I was reading Goodnight Moon to my son at bedtime," says Worden. "It just sort of struck me that saying 'goodnight moon' was kind of a little eulogy for Keith Moon."

Here Worden describes the development of the parody picture book, Goodnight Keith Moon with his co-author Clare Cross.

Books
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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Books
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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Books
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.

Arts & Culture
4:33 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Gives Award in Honor of Richard Holbrooke

Last night the first-ever Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award was given to Barbara Kingsolver as part of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

The former Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed in honor of the late Richard C. Holbrooke, the United States diplomat who was instrumental in negotiating the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia. Holbrooke passed away in December 2010 while serving as special advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan under President Obama.

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