Books & Writers

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Karenna Gore-Schiff (2/16/2006)

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Is another Gore run for office in the cards? Karenna drew the spotlight as an advisor in her father's bid for the presidency in 2000. Since then she's taken the Bush administration's environmental actions to task, and there's buzz that a career in politics lies ahead. In this program, she talks about her life and new book profiling remarkable women from Frances Perkins to Dolores Huerta.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience on February 16, 2006.

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Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket with Andrew Sean Greer (6/22/2006)

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1:00:34

Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, Author, A Series of Unfortunate Events and Adverbs 
In conversation with fellow author Andrew Sean Greer Read more »

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Alan Kaufman-Author, Jew Boy and Matches (7/7/2006)

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1:03:45

Alan Kaufman, Author, Matches and Jew Boy Read more »

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Myla Goldberg, Author of Bee Season and Wickett’s Remedy (10/17/2006)

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57:00

Experimental novelist and indie-folk musician Myla Goldberg will speak about the possibilities and perils of memory and how past events do and do not shape the present. Goldberg’s latest novel, Wickett’s Remedy, takes place in Boston during the 1918 influenza epidemic and spans through the 1990s. Read more »

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Urban Etiquette: Manners And Civility in the 21st Century (11/13/2006)

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1:09:53

Charles Purdy, "Mr. Social Grace" Columnist, SF Weekly, KFOG and Gay.com; Author, Urban Etiquette
Jeff Sherman, Professor of Social Psychology, University of California at Davis
Laura Lewis, Business Etiquette Instructor, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Cisco Systems Read more »

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David Borgenicht, Author, Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks (1/16/2007)

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1:01:54

David Borgenicht, Author, Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks Read more »

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David Ewing Duncan (1/9/2007)

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1:04:09

David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of six books, numerous essays, articles and short stories, and is a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. Duncan is on a quest of chemical self-discovery. National Geographic sponsored a test for 320 chemicals he might have picked up from food, drink, the air and ordinary products – compounds acquired by merely living. He ran the tests to learn what substances build up in a typical American over a lifetime and where they might come from. What he found was disturbing. Read more »

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Stewart Brand: City Planet - How Urbanization Will Drive Innovation (6/14/2008)

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1:04:24

Stewart Brand, Founder and Publisher, The Whole Earth Catalogue; Co-founder, The Long Now Foundation; Co-founder, The WELL; Co-founder, Global Business Network Read more »

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Graphic Novels: Evolution of the American Comic Book (8/22/2007)

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1:08:12

Scott McCloud, Author and Artist, Making Comics
Rory Root, Owner, Comic Relief Read more »

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Litquake, Inforum and Good Lit Talk About Science and Religion: Are They Irreconcilable? (10/9/2007)

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1:01:53

Michael Lerner, Rabbi, Beyt Tikkun Synagogue; Editor, Tikkun Magazine; Author, The Left Hand of God
Joan Roughgarden, Professor, Stanford University; Author, Evolution and the Christian Faith
Robert Russell, Founder and Director, The Center for Theology and Natural Science; Author, Cosmology, Evolution and Resurrection Hope
Dr. George Smoot, Nobel Laureate; Professor, UC Berkeley Read more »

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