biography

Terry Teachout
12:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

A new biography of legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington

Terry Teachout, drama critic of The Wall Street Journal, jazz musician and author, joins David Delegator by phone for a talk about his latest biography, DUKE: A Life of Duke Ellington.

NKU's Carol Medlicott
1:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

New biography of Shaker leader Issachar Bates

Northern Kentucky University Associate Professor Carol Medlicott is a scholar of the Shakers and has written Issachar Bates: A Shaker's Journey, a biography of an early Shaker leader who led the group’s expansion west of the Appalachians. She joins Mark Heyne to discuss Bates’ life and how he established the seven Shaker centers in this region.

Peter H. Clark
1:30 am
Fri August 2, 2013

"America's First Black Socialist" by UC's Nikki Taylor

Barbara Gray welcomes local author and UC Associate Professor Nikki Taylor into the studio to talk about her new book, America’s First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark. He led the fight for African Americans' access to Ohio's public schools and became the first black principal in the state.

Author Eve LaPlante
12:32 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Louisa May Alcott and Abigail May Alcott

With newly uncovered family papers long thought destroyed, Eve LaPlante-a great-niece and cousin of Abigail and Louisa May Alcott – was able to write two recently released books about this famous, yet not fully understood family. Barbara Gray had the opportunity to talk by phone with the author about Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother and My Heart is Boundless: Writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's Mother.


Editor Christ Williams
12:32 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Richard Burton's Diaries

Hollywood icon and Oscar-nominated actor Richard Burton led a tumultuous life that included two marriages to Elizabeth Taylor and a bit of drinking. For the first time, his diaries from 1939 through 1983 have been published and Chris Williams, the book’s editor, speaks with Larry Thomas about this revealing collection of personal writings, and how they provide a unique look at those supposed glamor years.


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