• Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

    Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, June 18

    Acclaimed sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot looks at the moments both large and small that define how we transition through our lives.

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  • Frank Deford

    Frank Deford, June 14

    The celebrated sportswriter looks back on a remarkable career in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium.

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  • Aimee Phan

    Aimee Phan, June 12

    Aimee Phan talks about her new novel "The Reeducation of Cherry Troung," the story of a young woman who journeys back to Vietnam in search of her brother and uncovers her family's decades-old secrets.

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  • Richard Ford

    Richard Ford, June 4

    Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Richard Ford reads from his much anticipated new novel, "Canada."

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  • Thrilling Tales

    Thrilling Tales: May 21, 2012

    Today's stories are "The Quest" by Saki and "The Interruption" by W.W. Jacobs. Recorded on May 21, 2012.

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  • Thomas Graham Jr

    Thomas Graham Jr, May 20

    Thomas Graham Jr. discusses "Unending Crisis: National Security Policy After 9/11," which examines the George W. Bush administration's foreign policy.

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  • John Irving

    John Irving, May 17

    John Irving reads from "In One Person," a portrait of the life and loves of a bisexual man, and the mutability of gender and desire.

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  • Lucia Perillo

    Lucia Perillo, May 12

    Lucia Perillo reads from from new poetry and debut fiction, "On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths" and "Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain: Stories."

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  • Steve Coll

    Steve Coll, May 9

    Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Coll goes deep inside the largest, most powerful private corporation in the U.S. Steve Coll discusses 'Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power' at the Central Library.

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  • Amy Waldman

    2012 Seattle Reads Amy Waldman, May 5

    Amy Waldman's acclaimed debut novel asks hard questions about the American values of tolerance, diversity, and community. Amy discusses "The Submission" at the Ballard Branch as part of Seattle Reads. Recorded on May 5, 2012.

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