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Non-Fiction

Conversations: Karen Rinaldi, "It's Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping Out and What It Can Teach Us About Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff that Really Matters"

On this edition of Conversations, Karen Rinaldi talks about It’s Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping Out and What It Can Teach Us About Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff that Really Matters. Rinaldi has worked in the publishing industry for over two decades. Karen’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Oprah.com, and Time, among other publications.


Conversations: Daniel Okrent, "The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America."

On this edition of Conversations, Daniel Okrent talks about "The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America."  His previous books include the NY Times best-selling Last Call, and Great Fortune, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in history.


Conversations: Jon Steinman, "Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-Ops in the Age of Grocery Giants"

On this edition of Conversations, Jon Steinman talks about Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-Ops in the Age of Grocery Giants. Steinman is the producer and host of Deconstructing Dinner, the internationally syndicated radio show, podcast and streaming television series. He is also the past director and president of Canada’s largest independent retail consumer food co-op.


Conversations: Russell Muirhead, "A Lot of People Are Saying"

On this edition of Conversations, Russell Muirhead talks about A Lot of People are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy, which he co-authored with Nancy Rosenblum. Muirhead is the Robert Clements Professor of Democracy and Politics at Dartmouth College. His previous books include The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age and Just Work.


Conversations: Karen Auvinen, "Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living"

On this edition of Conversations, Karen Auvinen talks about her book, Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living. Auvinen is is an award-wining poet, mountain woman, and writer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Real Simple, The Rumpus, and numerous literary journals.


Conversations: Henry Reichman, "The Future of Academic Freedom"

On this edition of Conversations, Henry Reichman talks about his latest book, The Future of Academic Freedom. Reichman is emeritus professor of history at California State University, East Bay, and chair of the AAUP’s Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure. He is also the author of Censorship and Selection: Issues and Answers for Schools.


Conversations: Sandy Rodgers, "Leading Loyalty: Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion"

On this edition of Conversations, Sandy Rogers, leader of Franklin Covey’s Loyalty Practice, talks about Leading Loyalty: Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion. He was previously senior vice president at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Before Enterprise, Sandy worked in marketing at Apple and at P&G.

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