September 24, 2010
Anne Mitchell Whisnant and David Whisnant, authors of Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History and When the Parkway Came, about the book and and some of the surprising stories in the Parkway’s history.
September 22, 2010
Scott Huler, author of On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems that Make our World Work, about the new book and how we are surrounded by electric, telephone, and cable wires, water and sewer lines and pipes, utility poles, cell phone towers, roads, and a myriad of other infrastructures that connect us and make us interdependent. http://scotthuler.com
September 17, 2010
Dale Purves, author of Brains: How They Seem To Work, about the new book and what we know and don’t know about how the brain works and how the study of the process of the eye’s seeing and the brain’s processing the vision helps us understand what it means to have a human brain. www.purveslab.net/main/
September 15, 2010
Phillip Manning, an award-winning author, about recent science books and some of the important things he has learned from them. He also discusses Engines of Innovation a new book by Holden Thorpe and Buck Goldstein. More information about recent science books at www.scibooks.org
September 10, 2010
Julian Pleasants, emeritus professor of history at the University of Florida, and author of an upcoming biography of North Carolina Governor Kerr Scott, about the new book and about Kerr Scott and the process of researching and writing a biography of an important political figure.
September 9, 2010
Garland Tucker, Raleigh businessman and author of The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election, about the new book and about the life and times of two important, but overlooked, American political figures, Calvin Coolidge and John W. Davis. www.tcap.com
September 8, 2010
Suzanne Havala Hobbs, clinical associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, syndicated columnist appearing in the Raleigh News and Observer, and author of Living Dairy-Free For Dummies, about the new book and practical ways to improve our eating habits.
September 3, 2010
Rosecrans Baldwin, author of You Lost Me There, about the new book and how he is dealing with the attention his first novel has brought and what his friends in Chapel Hill think of his new-found fame.
Web page: http://youlostmethere.tumblr.com/
September 2, 2010
Chapel Hill’s The Sun Magazine and its new book of quotations from the magazine’s pages, Paper Lanterns, with Sy Safransky (Editor and founder of the Sun) and Tim McKee (Managing Editor) about The Sun and Paper Lanterns and the book’s kickoff at Flyleaf Books on Friday September 10. www.thesunmagazine.org
August 26, 2010
Kathy Pories, editor of New Stories from the South, about the new book and some of the stories in the new book and what it takes to make a great short story.
Web page: www.workman.com/products/9781565129863/