• Thrilling Tales

    Thrilling Tales: October 3, 2011

    Need a mid-day break? Every first and third Monday, you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings of captivating short stories from a wide range of popular and literary authors. This week's featured stories: "John Charrington's Wedding" by E. Nesbit and "The Voice in the Night" by William Hope Hodgson. Recorded on Oct. 3, 2011.

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  • Laurence Bergreen

    Laurence Bergreen, September 28

    Laurence Bergreen discusses his new book "Columbus: The Four Voyages." The first major biography of the iconic explorer in more than sixty years shows the madness and genius that only those who traveled with him could have seen.

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  • Ingrid Betancourt

    Ingrid Betancourt, September 27

    Ingrid Betancourt discusses her memoir, "Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle."

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  • moveable type

    David Wertheimer, September 25

    Longtime Seattle resident David Wertheimer will share his passion for antiquarian books as he explores the significance of early printed books from the 15th century in this program, "Movable Type that Moved the World."

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  • Julie Otsuka

    Julie Otsuka, September 23

    Julie Otsuka reads from her new novel, "The Buddha in the Attic," which traces the lives of young Japanese mail order brides who travel to San Francisco in the early 1900s to meet their husbands and create new lives in America.

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  • To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

    Adam Hochschild, September 20

    Adam Hochschild discusses his new book, "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918." He tells the first history of World War I to showcase the war's critics as much as its heroes and victims.

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  • Julie Salamon

    Julie Salamon, September 19

    Julie Salamon discusses "Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein."

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  • The Land that Rock Forgot

    The Land that Rock Forgot, August 4

    Fast forward to 2012: The ultra high-tech Brian Waite Band is on its way to a gig when the plane crashes on a remote island. Their musical instruments now useless, the band members rediscover the beauty of nature and meet other castaways who teach them about their native music.

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  • Alaskan Way Viaduct

    Viaduct Referendum, August 4

    In the August 16 Primary, the citizens of Seattle will be asked to vote on an ordinance "relating to the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct". Join this panel as we discuss the consequences of the vote procedurally and politically.

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  • Esmeralda Santiago

    Esmeralda Santiago, August 2

    Esmeralda Santiago reads from her new novel, "Conquistadora," an epic of love, discovery and adventure.

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