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Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

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We hear from area authors and literary insiders who reveal what’s on their summer reading lists. Plus we open up the phone lines and take your recommendations.

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White House Burning

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White House Burning

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We're joined by the authors of White House Burning, which argues that the national debt is eating away at America's future and that the consequences will be dire.

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Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

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Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

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In honor of Independence Day, we aired a special rewind episode about Elizabeth the Queen.

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Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

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Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

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A special rewind episode featuring Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton in the studio to discuss Downton Abbey's success and how she plans to stay on top.

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

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Our resident provocateur Steve Almond returns with an in-studio performance by Dan Bern and his backing band, Common Rotation.

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

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Tom Hamilton joins us – ahead of Aerosmith’s North American Tour – to explain what keeps him, Steven Tyler and the rest of the “Bad Boys From Boston” going after 40 years.


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Best-of-2010 Book Picks: Thanksgiving is behind us and the sprint to 2011 is on. And with the final weeks of the year come those ubiquitous year-end “best-of” lists. We’ll be rolling out a few of our own over the next few weeks – everything from music to movies. But this being Boston—we thought we’d kick off our “best of 2010” series with a look at books. And with me in studio to share her picks for the best of the year—in time to add these gems to your holiday shopping list for the bookworm in your life—is Harvard Book Store’s Carole Horne.

Carole's Best of 2010 List:
David Mitchell: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Nicole Krauss: Great House
Isabel Wilkerson: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
It's a Book, written and illustrated by Lane Smith (6 and up)
Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie (10 and up)

Carole's Honorable Mention List:
Gish Jen: World and Town
Allegra Goodman: The Cookbook Collector
Jonathan Franzen: Freedom
Cynthis Ozick: Foreign Bodies
David Sedaris: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
Ian Frazier: Travels in Siberia
Stacey Schiff: Cleopatra: A Biography
Antonia Fraser: Must You Go
Cokie Roberts (editor): This is NPR (A 40th Anniversary Anthology)

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