LFPL's "At the Library" Podcast

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Welcome to LFPL's "At the Library" series, an ongoing podcast featuring author talks, programs and events at the Louisville Free Public Library. 


 
Enid Yandell in Paris

In August 1914 the streets of Paris were eerily empty, devoid of their typical summer tourist crowds. Hurried preparations were made to fortify against an advancing German army. Railway stations were jammed with people attempting to flee. However, a few brave souls chose to remain. Among them was celebrated sculptor Enid Yandell, the daughter of a prominent Louisville family, who was in Paris to complete a piece of public statuary. Enid had the opportunity to return home to the United States but instead chose to throw her lot in with the Parisians.

In this MyLibraryU Fast Class, Filson Historical Society associate curator Jana Meyer explores Enid's experiences in Paris during the early weeks of World War I, as well as her subsequent involvement in relief efforts to ease the suffering of French civilians.

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Bruce Gibney

Bruce Cannon Gibney is an American writer and venture capitalist. In his latest book, The Nonsense Factory, the entire legal factory -- from law schools, to judges, bureaucracies, police, and the presidency -- is falling apart

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Violins of Hope

The Violins of Hope are a collection of more than 50 restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. These instruments have survived concentration camps, pogroms and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience and survival.

During this (BYO) lunch-and-learn program, Avshi Weinstein, son and partner of luthier and project founder Amnon Weinstein, will speak about the project and one of the violins will be used for a live performance featuring a violinist from the Louisville Orchestra. The song played in the middle is Bach Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor – 1st mvt. Adagio

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Race, Environment, Narrative, Place

Race, Environment, Narrative, Place
Carolyn Finney, PhD is a storyteller, author, cultural geographer, former Fulbright scholar and has served on the U.S. National Parks Advisory Board.
Previously a faculty member at UK, Finney is now the Environmental Studies Professor of Practice in the Franklin Environmental Center at Middlebury College.

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Moving Up or Moving Out? Exploring Gentrification in Louisville & Beyond

Moving Up or Moving Out? Exploring Gentrification in Louisville & Beyond
Panel moderated by State Representative Charles Booker (D-43). Panelists include Stacie Williams (Director, Digital Scholarship at the University of Chicago) and Laura Grabowski (Director, Metro Vacant and Public Property Administration), together with members of the Portland community.

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Chinese gender equality & LGBTQ activist Li Maizi

#MeToo Movement in China: The Rise of Feminist Resistance
Chinese gender equality & LGBTQ activist Li Maizi will lead the discussion. Presented by the World Affairs Council, the U of L Center for Asian Democracy, The Louisville Free Public Library and the Asia Institute Crane House

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J.R. Ward, New York Times best selling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series

***Note: contains explicit language and adult content.***
J.R. Ward, New York Times best selling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House. To see the list of recommended books that Ms. Patchett refers to in her talk, please visit http://www.annpatchett.com/booklist

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How We Win by Farah Pandith

Farah Pandith, author of How We Win.

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We’re Here: Louisville’s LGBTQ+ History in Public & Private Spaces Fast Class

We’re Here: Louisville’s LGBTQ+ History in Public & Private Spaces Fast Class

Moderator - Jaison Gardner (co-host of Louisville Public Media’s Strange Fruit podcast)

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Matt Taibbi

GonzoFest 2019
Matt Taibbi

Speaker - Matt Taibbi

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Ed McClanahan: A Conversation With the Natural Man

GonzoFest 2019
Ed McClanahan: A Conversation With the Natural Man

Speaker – Ed McClanahan Interviewer – Paul Griner

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Literary Journalism and the Birth of Gonzo

GonzoFest 2019
Literary Journalism and the Birth of Gonzo

Speaker - William McKeen

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Panel: Kentucky Journalism From Nixon To Trump

GonzoFest 2019
Kentucky Journalism From Nixon To Trump

Moderator - Timothy Denevi Panelists - Margaret Harrell; Ryland Barton (WFPL); Olivia Krauth (Insider Louisville)

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Southernmost by Silas House

Silas House, nationally bestselling author of six novels, including Southernmost.

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Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank

Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bee.

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, interviewed by Anne Bogel.

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Fiber by Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford, author of Fiber.

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In The Shadow of Statues - Mitch Landrieu memoir

Former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, moderated by Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III, president, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

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Freak Kingdom cover

George Mason professor and Hunter S. Thompson scholar Timothy Denevi discusses his new book, Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism

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The Library Book cover

Susan Orlean, bestselling author of The Library Book

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The Time Machine at Antikythera

Dr. John Hale, archaeologist and Director of Liberal Studies at the University of Louisville will present Time Machine at Antikythera: The World's Oldest Analog Computer

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Kentucky Opera presents Enemies: a Love Story

Kentucky Opera Lecture Series: Enemies: A Love Story with librettist Nahma Sandrow and composer Ben Moore

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Third Revolution cover

The 2018 Annual Lecture in Asian Democracy: Xi Jinping's Third Revolution and the Future of U.S.-China Relations with Elizabeth Economy

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Magic Flute

Kentucky Opera Lecture Series returns with UofL's John Hale discussing Motzart's The Magic Flute

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Summer Wives cover

Louisville Free Public Library welcomes New York Times bestseller Beatriz Williams, author of The Summer Wives

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From Washington to Moscow cover

Veteran U.S. Foreign Service officer Louis Sell discusses his new book From Washington to Moscow

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Our Towns cover

Deborah and James Fallows explore Our Towns

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The Wild Robot Escapes cover

Award-winning children's book author and illustrator Peter Brown

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Movie Nights With The Reagans cover

Former Reagan press secretary Mark Weinberg discusses his new memoir, Movie Night with the Reagans

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The New Localism cover

Join author Bruce Katz, Mayor Greg Fischer, and moderator Jean West for a discussion of The New Localism and how cities like Louisville are working to address our country's most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges.

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Women in Four Traditions

Women in Four Traditions: Journey Toward Wholeness Presented in partnership with the Salaam Network

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How to Fix a Broken Heart cover

Psychologist and author Guy Winch

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How to Tame a Fox cover

How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog with Dr. Lee Dugatkin

University of Louisville professor and author Lee Dugatkin shares the fascinating story of the science, politics, adventure, and love behind the research of a dedicated team of researchers in Siberia domesticating silver foxes to study the evolution of the dog in real time.

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The Barber of Seville

Kentucky Opera Lecture Series: The Barber of Seville with conductor Robert Tweten

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Rain Reign cover

Newbery Honor Award winner Ann M. Martin discusses her New York Times bestselling book Rain Reign

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American Wolf cover

Nate Blakeslee, journalist and award-winning author of American Wolf: A True Story Of Survival And Obsession In The West

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King of Spies

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Blaine Harden

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Dead Man Walking

Kentucky Opera Lecture Series: Dead Man Walking with composer Jake Heggie

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Suki Kim

The UofL Center for Asian Democracy and the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana and the Louisville Free Public Library present

Suki Kim - Undercover in North Korea
2017 Annual Lecture in Asian Democracy

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Jerry Abramson

Phi Beta Kappa of Kentuckiana presents Louisville to the White House with Jerry Abramson

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Ali A Life

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Jonathan Eig

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Asia Reckoning

Award-winning journalist and former Beijing and Washington Bureau Chief for the Financial Times Richard McGregor

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Deborah Diesen

The New York Times-bestselling children's author of The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark Deborah Diesen

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Adriadne Auf Naxos

This Kentucky Opera Lecture Series features UofL professor and archaeologist John Hale discussing Ariadne auf Naxos and the mythology that forms the basis of Strauss' classic opera.

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Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff

Join Duke University professor Edward Balleisen - author of Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff - for a lively conversation about America's con artists, crooks, and cheats. He is joined by consumer rights attorney Stephanie Willis; Benjamin Long, the head of the Office of Consumer Protection in the Kentucky Attorney General's office; and University of Louisville professor of history Thomas Mackey.

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Fred Smock

An Evening with Kentucky Poet Laureate Frederick Smock

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Wrestling With His Angel

Sidney Blumenthal, author of Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln

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Beyond the Label

Maureen Chiquet, author of Beyond the Label

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The Gatekeepers

Chris Whipple, author of The Gatekeepers

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Tornado Terror

New York Times bestselling children's author Lauren Tarshis presented by Carmichael's Kids

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Urban Forests

Trees Louisville presents Jill Jonnes, author of Urban Forests

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Kentucky and the Great War

On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany. Many Americans were indifferent to what was going on “over there” but German Americans - some living in Louisville - were very concerned. Listen as Dr. David Bettez explains how Kentucky answered the call to arms during this “war to end all wars.”

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Stretch

Scott Sonenshein, author of Stretch

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Collective Courage

Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of Collective Courage

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Dark at the Crossing

Elliot Ackerman, author of Dark at the Crossing

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George Lucas: A Life

Brian Jay Jones, author of George Lucas: A Life

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1599: A Year In The Life Of William Shakespeare

James Shapiro, bestselling author and Shakespeare scholar

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Native Guard

Natasha Trethewey, author of Native Guard

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The Shepherd's Life

James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life, interviewed by Wendell Berry

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THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill

Greg Mitchell, author of THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill

This podcast includes a 3-minute video from NBC news and is available online at http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp/33623268#33623268

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Bad Kitty: Scaredy-Cat

Nick Bruel, author of the Bad Kitty series

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Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

Clara Bingham, author of Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

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Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park

Mark Cirino, author of Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park

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History of Women's Suffrage in Louisville

Marsha Weinstein discusses the History Of Women's Suffrage In Louisville

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Cannabis Conundrum

The Cannabis Conundrum: The Genetics and Politics of America's Most Controversial Plant with Dr. George Weiblen

Cannabis has been cultivated for thousands of years for durable fibers, nutritious seeds, and psychoactive drugs. Join Dr. Weiblen for a fascinating discussion about the genetics and politics of America's most controversial plant.

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Joshua Kendall

Joshua Kendall, author of First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama

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Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer, author of White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World

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Tim Shanahan

Tim Shanahan, author of Running With The Champ: My Forty-Year Friendship with Muhammad Ali

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Walter Borneman

Walter Borneman, author of MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific

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Darrin Lunde

Darrin Lunde, author of The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History

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Jacquelyn Mitchard

Jacquelyn Mitchard, author ofTwo if by Sea

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Ethan Michaeli

Ethan Michaeli, author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

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Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate, author of Crenshaw

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Ormsby Mitchel and Guy
              Consolmagno

Beneath the Same Sky: A Vatican Astronomer and a Civil War General Speak to Louisville About the Heavens

Join Civil War General, astronomer, and founder of the Cincinnati Observatory, Ormsby Mitchel (as portrayed by Frazier History Museum Teaching Artist, Tony Dingman), and American astronomer Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory and winner of the 2014 Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science, as they discuss their work in the field of astronomy.

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Betty Boyd Caroli

Betty Boyd Caroli, author of Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President

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Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson, bestselling author of the Longmire series. The podcast includes a special reading of Known Associate, a Longmire short story not included in Wait For Signs.

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Joby Warrick

Joby Warrick, author of Black Flag: The Rise of Isis

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Emily Bingham

Emily Bingham, author of Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham

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David E. Hoffman

David E. Hoffman, author of The Billion Dollar Spy

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H. W. Brands

H. W. Brands, author of Reagan: The Life

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David K. Shipler

David K. Shipler, author of Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

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Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts, author of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith, author of Emma: A Modern Retelling

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Jonathan Eig

Jonathan Eig, author of The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

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Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

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Dan Jones

Dan Jones, author of Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets & the Rise of the Tudors

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Gail Sheehy

Gail Sheehy, author of Daring: My Passages

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Chris Tomlinson

Chris Tomlinson, author of Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families who Share the Tomlinson Name—One White, One Black

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Dave Barry

Dave Barry, author of You Can Date Boys When You're Forty

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Michele Stephenson

Michele Stephenson, co-author of Promises Kept.

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Chang-Rae Lee

Chang-Rae Lee, author of On Such A Full Sea.

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Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking.

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James Tobin

James Tobin, author of The Man He Became.

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Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus, author of Local Souls.

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Scott Turow

Scott Turow, author of Identical.

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Frank X. Walker

Frank X. Walker, author of Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers.

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James McBride

James McBride, author of The Good Lord Bird.

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James Higdon

James Higdon's discussion of "Marion County's Rock n' Roll Past"

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Startups Panel

"Startups: Big Ideas. Local Connections." panel discussion with Dan Vonderheide

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Randall Kennedy

Randall Kennedy, author of For Discrimination.

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Katie Hafner, author of Mother Daughter Me

Jeneen Wiche's discussion on food and farming.

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Katie Hafner, author of Mother Daughter Me

Katie Hafner, author of Mother Daughter Me.

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Joseph Ellis author of Revolutionary Summer

Joseph Ellis, author of Revolutionary Summer.

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David Rohde author of Beyond War

David Rohde, author of Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East.

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Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

Blaine Harden, author of Escape from Camp 14: One man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West.

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Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Deb Perelman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.

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What's Next series

What's Next: The Make Movement with Dale Dougherty

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The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner

Jon Gertner, author of The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation.

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The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War by Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan, author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War.

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Camille Paglia - Glittering Images

Camille Paglia, Glittering Images

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What's Next series

Science in the Garden Short Course with Dr. Paul Cappiello - Click to view the class outline and links to the podcast.

 

 
What's Next series

The Changing Role of Theater in America Short Course with Zan Sawyer-Dailey- Click to view the class outline and links to the podcastclick here.

 

 
What's Next series

What's Next: Biomedical Engineering with Dr. Stuart Williams

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The End of Men by Hanna Rosin

Hanna Rosin, senior editor of The Atlantic and author of The End of Men.

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Catherine the Great by Robert Massie

Robert Massie, The New York Times bestselling author of Catherine the Great.

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What's Next series

What's Next: Climate Change with Dr. Keith Mountain

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Preserving Food the Old-Fashioned Way

Jeneen Wiche, local writer and gardening enthusiast, discusses "Preserving Food the Old-Fashioned Way."

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In Our Prime

Patricia Cohen, NY Times reporter and author of In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.

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Gail Collins at the Library

Gail Collins, NY Times columnist and bestselling author of As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda.

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Thomas Mallon's Watergate: A Novel

Thomas Mallon, former editor of GQ and author of Watergate: A Novel.

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James Fallows

James Fallows, journalist and author of China Airborne.

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Jonathan D. Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna, award-winning historian and author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews.

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The Presidents Club

Michael Duffy, executive editor of TIME and co-author of The Presidents Club.

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George Dyson

George Dyson, science historian and author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe.

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Boom Time logo

Boom Time: My Creative Life - Do you have a creative alter ego to balance your day job – or do you dream of one? Then this is the program for you.

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Boom Time logo

Boom Time: My Farm Life - Talk featuring city folks with farm lives on the side with Tommee Clark, Debbie Galloway, Tomese Buthod, Ramsi Kamar, and Harland Smith.

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Boom Time logo

Boom Time: My Life As Lifeline- Odds are 1 in 3 that you might help care for an ill or aging family member. Advice from experts and people who have experienced it.

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Blood, Bones & Butter

Gabrielle Hamilton, award-winning chef and NY Times bestselling author, discusses Blood, Bones & Butter.

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TEDx Manhattan

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer discusses "The State of the Local Food Economy" with the audience at LFPL and Seed Capital Kentucky's livestream of the TedX Manhattan conference.

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Kim Edwards - Lake of Dreams

Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Cleopatra: A Life

Stacy Schiff, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, discusses Cleopatra: A Life (interviewed by UofL professor and archaeologist Dr. John Hale).

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Lee Child's The Affair

Lee Child is the #1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including his latest in the series, The Affair.

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Even Silence Has An End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

Ingrid Betancourt is a former Colombian senator and bestselling author of Even Silence Has An End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle.

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The Big Shift by Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a think tank on baby boomers, and author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife.

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Carstensen book

Dr. Laura L. Carstensen is the founder of Stanford University's Longevity Center and author of A Long Bright Future: An Action Plan for a Lifetime of Happiness, Health and Financial Security.

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David Eagleman -  Incognito

David Eagleman, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

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Amanda Little - Power Trip

Amanda Little, author of Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair with Energy, with award-winning film producer and sustainability advocate Gill Holland.

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Bobbie Ann Mason - The Girl in the Blue Beret

Bobbie Ann Mason, Kentucky native and award-winning author, follows an American World War II pilot shot down over Occupied Europe in her latest novel, The Girl in the Blue Beret.

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Janny Scott - A Singular Woman

Janny Scott is an award-winning reporter. Her latest book, A Singular Woman, explores the life of the woman who most shaped Barack Obama - his mother.

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Kenneth Slawenski

Kenneth Slawenski's book J. D. Salinger: A Life tells the inside story, from his dramatic encounters with luminaries like Ernest Hemingway and Laurence Olivier, to the stunning triumph of The Catcher in the Rye, which would both make him world-famous and hasten his retreat into the hills of New Hampshire.

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Steven Levy

Steven Levy is a senior writer at Wired, and was formerly senior editor and chief technology correspondent for Newsweek. His latest book, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives tells the story behind the most successful and admired technology company of our time.

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Parag Khanna has explored more than 100 countries over the course of his career, which has included stints at the Brookings Institution and the Council on Foreign Relations. His latest book, How to Run the World, is a bold account of our current global crisis and a road-map for creating a truly stable world.

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Michele Norris, NPR host and author

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Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor

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Rafe Esquith, award-winning teacher and author

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David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect

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Thomas E. Ricks, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author

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Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, award-winning educator

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TJ Stiles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

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Elizabeth Berg, New York Times bestseller

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Jonathan Alter, Newsweek senior editor and author

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Last Updated: 12/03/19