Thursday, Dec. 9: Tracy Kidder

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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.

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

The Emily Rooney Show

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.

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

Wed. 7/4/12
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.

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

Wed. 7/4/12
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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Tracy Kidder: Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder joins us. He has been lauded by critics as the “master of creative nonfiction”… repeatedly praised for his ability to “turn the small details of daily life into a sort of grand, universal poetry,” using “an anthropologist’s eye and a novelist’s pen.” In 1982, he won a Pulitzer Prize for Soul of a New Machine – about the burgeoning computer industry. In 1985 he brought us House – which chronicles the compelling, dramatic and fundamentally human experience of home construction. And in 2003 he profiled the prolific Doctor Paul Farmer – the tireless force behind Partners in Health – in Mountains Beyond Mountains. A 1967 graduate of Harvard University – Kidder has returned to Cambridge this semester as the (first ever) Rosenthal writer in residence at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, politics and public policy. It’s there that he is working on a book about writing non-fiction. 

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