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    • Zora Neale Hurston at Chautauqua -- June 27, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Zora Neale Hurston at Chautauqua Kansas Broken Bow Plattsmouth Great Depression folklore folklorist African-American black race civil rights movement author
    • The Kansas-Nebraska Chautauqua brought author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston to stages in Broken Bow and Plattsmouth. The overall theme for this year's Chautauqua is the Great Depression.
    • All About Books: July 9, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young Charles Darwin The Beagle Letters Burkhardt Annotated Origin A Facsimile of First Edition On Species Costa Charles and Emma Darwins' Leap Faith Heiligman Living Witness...
    • Charles Stephen sets out on an evolutionary adventure as he discusses four Darwin-related books: 'Charles Darwin: The Beagle Letters,' edited by Frederick Burkhardt; 'The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of...
    • All About Books: July 16, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young Sojourner Truth's America Washington Truth biography The Day We Found Universe Bartusiak science scientist scientists No Such Creature Blunt thriller thief thieves
    • Charles Stephen wends his way through 'Sojourner Truth's America' by Margaret Washington, a substantial biography of the former slave and her fight for women's rights and against slavery. Stephen also reflects on 'The Day We Found the Universe' by...
    • All About Books: July 23, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young Yogi Berra Eternal Yankee Barra biography Bottom of the Ninth Branch Rickey Casey Stengel and Daring Scheme to Save Baseball from Itself Shapiro 1950s sports athletics...
    • Otis Young hits home with Allen Barra's 'Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee,' an in-depth biography of the quotable catcher; Young also eyes 'Bottom of the Ninth: Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel, and the Daring Scheme to Save Baseball from Itself' by Michael...
    • All About Books: July 30, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young Climate Change Picturing the Science Schmidt Wolfe Sealing Their Fate Twenty-two Days That Decided World War II Downing WWII 2 two Schemers Pronzini crime detective...
    • Charles Stephen focuses on three books: 'Climate Change: Picturing the Science,' a book of stunning prose and photographs by Gavin Schmidt and Joshua Wolfe; 'Sealing Their Fate: The Twenty-two Days That Decided World War II' by David Downing, an...
    • All About Books: August 6, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young The Myth of American Exceptionalism Hodgson A Failure Capitalism Crisis '08 and Descent into Depression Posner
    • Otis Young takes on 'The Myth of American Exceptionalism' by Godfrey Hodgson, a cutting but fair critique of the modern U.S.'s self-image. Young also evaluates Richard A. Posner's 'A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent into...
    • All About Books: August 13, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young Losing My Religion Lobdell A Bride in the Bargain Gist
    • Otis Young reviews 'Losing My Religion' by former LA Times religion reporter William Lobdell, who recounts the story of how he became a Protestant evangelical, nearly accepted Catholicism, and finally rejected religion altogether. Young also...
    • All About Books: August 20, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown Sea Venture Castaways and Fate of America Glover Smith Wanting Flanagan Dickens Franklin
    • Charles Stephen wades into 'The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America' by Lorri Glover and Daniel Blake Smith, a historic tale of courage, survival, and escape. Otis Young unlocks 'Wanting' by Richard...
    • All About Books: September 10, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young The Evolution of God Wright religion religions Get Real Westlake
    • Otis Young summarizes and reviews 'The Evolution of God,' by Robert Wright. This book traces the history of western belief in God and the concept that religions have evolved and become 'better.' Also reviewed by Charles Stephen is the final crime...
    • All About Books: August 27, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young My Stroke of Insight Taylor The Book William How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered World Collins Shakespeare
    • Otis Young reviews 'My Stroke of Insight,' a book by a doctor of brain physiology, who recounts the massive stroke she suffered -- and her decade-long recovery. Charles Stephen discusses 'The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered...
    • All About Books: September 3, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young In the Graveyard of Empires Jones Eleventh Victim Grace
    • Charles Stephen reviews 'In the Graveyard of Empires' by Seth Jones. The noted authority on Afghanistan offers both the history of US foreign policy towards the country and suggestions for the future. Otis young does the honors for 'The Eleventh...
    • All About Books: September 17, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young Samuel Johnson A Biography Martin The Brothers Boswell Baruth Bridge of Sand Burroway
    • Charles Stephen delves into Peter Martin's 'Samuel Johnson: A Biography,' perhaps the most comprehensive account of the famous 18th century author's life. Stephen also takes a quick look at historical thriller 'The Brothers Boswell' by Philip...
    • All About Books: September 24, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young The Shack William Paul Water's Edge Fossum Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
    • Otis Young reviews 'The Shack,' an unusual novel by William Paul Young in which a man whose child was kidnapped finds peace with loss at the scene where she may have been murdered. Charles Stephen reviews 'The Water's Edge,' an intelligent crime...
    • All About Books: October 1, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young Defenders of the Faith Charles V Suleyman Magnificent and Battle for Europe 1520-1536 Reston Europe Ottoman Holy Roman Empire Empires Austria Hungary Castle Lennon
    • Charles Stephen peruses 'Defenders of the Faith: Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the Battle for Europe, 1520-1536' by James Reston Jr., the story of Islam's greatest incursion into Europe when the Ottoman and Holy Roman Empires clashed in...
    • All About Books: October 8, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young Lights on the Ground of Darkness poet laureate Kooser interview
    • Charles Stephen talks with former U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser about his latest book, 'Lights on the Ground of Darkness,' a short book of childhood remembrances.
    • All About Books: October 15, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young Rixstine In Fed We Trust Wessel Federal Reserve Bernanke
    • Guest reviewer Barbara Rixstine discusses 'In Fed We Trust,' by David Wessel, an economics reporter for the Wall Street Journal. This is a book about Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve, and how they tried to head off the recent...
    • All About Books: October 29, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young That Old Cape Magic Russo I'm Perfect, You're Doomed Tales from a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing Abrahams religion
    • Charles Stephen sails through 'That Old Cape Magic' by Richard Russo, a poignant and introspective novel examining family ties, dreams for the future, and life changes. Otis Young discovers 'I'm Perfect, You're Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah's...
    • All About Books: October 22, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young Occult America The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation Horowitz Seven Pleasures Essays on Ordinary Happiness Spiegelman Black and White Dead All Over...
    • Otis Young unearths Mitch Horowitz's 'Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation,' an exploration of the less mainstream beliefs that have woven through American culture since before the Revolutionary War. Charles Stephen...
    • All About Books: November 26, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young The Girl with Dragon Tattoo Larsson Firsts Origins of Everyday Things That Changed World Casey
    • Charles Stephen investigates 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' the first thrilling installment in a planned triology by new novelist Stieg Larsson. Otis Young unwraps 'Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World' by Wilson Casey, a...
    • All About Books: November 12, 2009

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Young A Gate at the Stairs Moore Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It Meloy
    • Charles Stephen opens up Lorrie Moore's 'A Gate at the Stairs,' a witty, charming, and warm coming-of-age novel set in a Midwest college town. Otis Young considers 'Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It' by Maile Meloy, a collection of short stories...

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