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Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

The Emily Rooney Show

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

The Emily Rooney Show

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'

The Emily Rooney Show

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

The Emily Rooney Show

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

The Emily Rooney Show

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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Salman Rushdie: In 1981, Salman Rushdie’s second book, Midnight’s Children, set the literary world ablaze, earning him international acclaim and the Booker Prize. But it was his 1988 novel Satanic Versus—and the controversy surrounding it’s publication—that made Rushdie a household name. Many in the Islamic world saw the book as an irreverent depiction of the prophet Muhammad. The government of Iran called for Rushdie’s death and he lived in hiding for years afterward. But he continued to write, and he eventually followed-up his notorious novel with a children’s book— Haroun and the Sea of Stories—which he wrote for his son Zafar. Now—some two decades later—he has penned a sequel to that magical adventure, Luka and the Fire of Life. This one is written for his second son, Milan. We talk with the celebrated author.

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