biography http://kuow.org en An American Family In Iran http://kuow.org/post/american-family-iran <p>Steve Scher talks with journalist Hooman Majd about his book, “The Ministry of Guidance Invites You To Not Stay," which chronicles moving to Iran with his wife and child in 2011 to live in the country he was born in, but had never really lived in. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:45:31 +0000 Steve Scher 25990 at http://kuow.org An American Family In Iran A History Of Woodrow Wilson With A. Scott Berg http://kuow.org/post/history-woodrow-wilson-scott-berg <p></p><p>It’s been a century since Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, and the president has a compelling history. He was 10 years old by the time he learned to read, and yet he ultimately became a scholar and the president of Princeton University.</p><p>He led the United States through WWI and helped establish the League of Nations. A serious stroke left his entire left side paralyzed, and his disability became the argument for the 25th Amendment.</p><p>A. Scott Berg’s new biography of Wilson came out earlier this fall. Berg spoke on September 18 at Town Hall in a talk moderated by KUOW’s Steve Scher. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:21:01 +0000 Rachel Solomon 23516 at http://kuow.org A History Of Woodrow Wilson With A. Scott Berg Products For Big Americans, George Carlin And The Life Of Alexander Hamilton http://kuow.org/post/products-big-americans-george-carlin-and-life-alexander-hamilton <p><strong>Big Americans: From Comfortable Products To Confidence</strong></p><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Americans are bigger than ever, and many are finding the need for products, such as seat belt extenders,&nbsp;to make their lives more comfortable. In 2004, Steve Scher talked with Susan V. James, founder of Abundance Northwest, and Bill Fabrey, then president of Amplestuff.com, about fat acceptance and how products can help build confidence.</p><p><strong>A Conversation With Comedian George Carlin </strong></p><p></p><p>American comedian, actor and writer George Carlin was known for his black humor. His comedy routine “Seven Dirty Words” remains to this day the same list of words deemed unsuitable for broadcast programming. Carlin passed away in June, 2008. Steve Scher talked with George Carlin back in 1997 about his life, pet peeves and politically correct language.</p><p><strong>The Life Of Alexander Hamilton</strong></p><p></p><p>Alexander Hamilton spent his childhood in the Caribbean. He left to become an architect of modern American government. Historian Ron Chernow chronicled Hamilton’s life in the biography, "Alexander Hamilton." Steve Scher talked with Ron Chernow in 2004 about Hamilton’s time in war, his education and the perhaps misplaced bad rap Hamilton often receives.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18566 at http://kuow.org Products For Big Americans, George Carlin And The Life Of Alexander Hamilton Nancy Pearl's Biography Recommendations http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-biography-recommendations <p>If you are looking for a good biography to read, <a href="http://www.kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-biography">Nancy Pearl recommended a few on <em>Weekday </em></a>with Marcie Sillman. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:57:37 +0000 Weekday 14241 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's Biography Recommendations A Story Of Heart With Music Biographer Charles R. Cross http://kuow.org/post/story-heart-music-biographer-charles-r-cross <p>The two women behind the Seattle rock band Heart, Nancy and Ann Wilson, have a new biography out. It's written with the help of music biographer <a href="http://charlesrcross.com/">Charles R. Cross</a>. It's called, "Kicking And Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul And Rock and Roll." Charles R. Cross joins us.</p><p>http://youtu.be/2QkmmDvkLSI</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:05:30 +0000 David Hyde 2021 at http://kuow.org A Story Of Heart With Music Biographer Charles R. Cross Presidential Popularity Contests With Robert Merry http://kuow.org/post/presidential-popularity-contests-robert-merry <p>Who was the best US president? The worst? Biographer <a href="http://nationalinterest.org/profile/robert-w-merry-0"> Robert Merry</a> plays "rate the presidents" based on popularity and historical judgment. Here are some hints: Abraham Lincoln's at the top and James Buchanan ranks as one of the country's biggest failures.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 1681 at http://kuow.org Presidential Popularity Contests With Robert Merry