memoir http://kuow.org en An Ex-Seminarian's Take On Sexual Abuse Scandal http://kuow.org/post/ex-seminarians-take-sexual-abuse-scandal <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds interviews local author Fred Moody about his account of discovering his seminary's sexual abuse past in his book, "Unspeakable Joy."</p><p><em>This interview originally aired on November 18, 2013.</em><br /> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:33:10 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 24069 at http://kuow.org An Ex-Seminarian's Take On Sexual Abuse Scandal Surviving Iranian Prison In 'A Sliver Of Light' http://kuow.org/post/surviving-iranian-prison-sliver-light <p>Steve Scher talks with American hikers Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal. Their memoir, “A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran,” is about how they spent two years in prison after the trio wandered over the Iranian border in 2009. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:18:16 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 31876 at http://kuow.org Surviving Iranian Prison In 'A Sliver Of Light' 'Cut Me Loose': After Exile, A Young Woman's Journey In 'Sin' http://kuow.org/post/cut-me-loose-after-exile-young-womans-journey-sin Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, an ultra-Orthodox sect of Judaism, in Pittsburgh.<p>"Yeshivish Judaism life is defined by religious law," Vincent tells NPR's Arun Rath. "We keep extra-strict laws of kosher, observe the Sabbath every week, maintain a separation of the sexes and a degree of isolation from the outside world."<p>When she was 16, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:45:05 +0000 NPR Staff 29316 at http://kuow.org 'Cut Me Loose': After Exile, A Young Woman's Journey In 'Sin' Restaurateur Eddie Huang Talks About Funky Food http://kuow.org/post/restaurateur-eddie-huang-talks-about-funky-food <p>Eddie Huang stormed through childhood. He fought bigoted kids, defied stereotypes of the "model minority" and partied hard. But he clung to the delights of &nbsp;his father’s restaurant and the flavors of his mother’s kitchen. Following a stint as a lawyer and a stand-up comic, he returned to his raucous roots, dipped in the flavors of Taiwan, America and the world.</p><p><a href="http://thepopchef.blogspot.com">Eddie Huang</a> joins us for a conversation about the first-generation immigrant experience he writes about in his new memoir, “Fresh Off the Boat.” Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:27:45 +0000 Steve Scher 20316 at http://kuow.org Restaurateur Eddie Huang Talks About Funky Food Badluck Way: From Seattle City Slicker To Montana Cowboy http://kuow.org/post/badluck-way-seattle-city-slicker-montana-cowboy <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Bryce Andrews about his new memoir "Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West." It's the story of how a Seattle-raised liberal became a Montana rancher and the ethical and cultural transformations he had to make. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:20:36 +0000 Marcie Sillman 27453 at http://kuow.org Badluck Way: From Seattle City Slicker To Montana Cowboy Gary Shteyngart: From The Soviet Union To US Novelist http://kuow.org/post/gary-shteyngart-soviet-union-us-novelist <p>Ross Reynolds interviews author Gary Shteyngart about his new memoir: a story of growing up in the Soviet Union, moving to the US as a child and becoming a novelist. It’s called “Little Failure.” Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:28:29 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 26977 at http://kuow.org Gary Shteyngart: From The Soviet Union To US Novelist Bill Ayers: From Chicago Educator To "Public Enemy" http://kuow.org/post/bill-ayers-chicago-educator-public-enemy <p>Marcie Sillman sits down with Bill Ayers who has written a memoir called "Public Enemy" about the time when the Chicago-based educator was accused of being a terrorist affiliated with then-Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential primary debate. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:59:51 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Jeannie Yandel 23058 at http://kuow.org Bill Ayers: From Chicago Educator To "Public Enemy" Best Of The Conversation: Feature Interviews http://kuow.org/post/best-conversation-feature-interviews <p>We talk to a lot of fascinating people on <em>The Conversation</em>: comedians, journalists, politicians, ex-felons, librarians, writers and even pirates. Today, we rebroadcast three interviews with some amazing individuals who have overcome hard times to pursue their dreams.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18223 at http://kuow.org Best Of The Conversation: Feature Interviews Nancy Pearl's Memoir Recommendations http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-memoir-recommendations <p><strong>If you are looking for a good memoir to read, here are a few of Nancy Pearl’s suggestions.</strong></p><p>"A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana," by Haven Kimmel</p><p>"Cakewalk: A Memoir," by Kate Moses</p><p>"The World’s Strongest Librarian," by Josh Hanagarne</p><p>"Between Terror and Tourism," by Michael Mewshaw</p><p>"Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown," by Paul Theroux</p><p>"Stop-Time," by Frank Conroy</p><p>"Mountain City," by Gregory Martin</p><p>"Going Back to Bisbee,"<em> </em>by Richard Shelton</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 22:11:29 +0000 Weekday 12606 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's Memoir Recommendations New Port Commissioner, The Emanuel Family, And Washington State Constitution http://kuow.org/post/new-port-commissioner-emanuel-family-and-washington-state-constitution <p><strong>The Port Of Seattle Has A New Commissioner</strong><br>Stephanie Bowman has been selected to join the Seattle Port, filling the seat Rob Holland vacated.&nbsp; Last month, Courtney Gregoire was picked to replace Gael Tarleton. President of the Port of Seattle Commission Tom Albro explains why these two were selected out of the 35 applicants.</p><p><strong>Inside The Emanuel Family</strong><br>Ezekiel Emanuel and his two brothers Rahm and Ari grew up to become powerhouses in their respective careers. Rahm is the mayor of Chicago, Ari is a successful Hollywood agent and Ezekiel is the head of the department of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania. In his new memoir "Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of An American Family," Ezekiel tells the story of his family's history — from his parents early life as political and civil rights activists to the family's modern day successes.</p><p><strong>Following The Old Rules</strong><br>The Washington State Constitution is a 19th century document rooted in populist traditions from the era. It still functions today, but there have been significant changes. Over the past decade, state courts have come to rely on the state’s constitutional rather than federal doctrines. This is especially true in the area of individual rights, according to Hugh Spitzer, Constitutional scholar and co-author of the book, "The Washington State Constitution."</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 11894 at http://kuow.org New Port Commissioner, The Emanuel Family, And Washington State Constitution A True Story Of A Slave And Master http://kuow.org/post/true-story-slave-and-master <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charles Mitchell was a teenage slave of&nbsp; Washington’s surveyor general, James Tilton. In 1860, with the help of the West’s underground railroad, Charles Mitchell escaped to Victoria, British Columbia, and won his freedom. Public historian&nbsp;Lorraine McConaghy tells Ross Reynolds the story and discusses how she came to write her latest book, "Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master."</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:06:17 +0000 Producer 10316 at http://kuow.org A True Story Of A Slave And Master Early Recollections Of Prague And War With Madeleine Albright http://kuow.org/post/early-recollections-prague-and-war-madeleine-albright <p><a href="http://secretary.state.gov/www/albright/albright.html">Madeleine Albright</a> was the first woman to hold the Secretary of State position for former president Bill Clinton. She became known as an advocate for peace in the Middle East and for bringing war criminals to justice. In her new memoir, she chronicles her traumatic early life in Prague during the Nazi occupation, through the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 9467 at http://kuow.org Early Recollections Of Prague And War With Madeleine Albright Breaking The Silence Around Suicide http://kuow.org/post/breaking-silence-around-suicide <p><em>Editors' Note: This story contains descriptions of suicide. If you or someone you know might be suicidal, visit the <a href="http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/">National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</a> or call </em><em>800.273.8255 (</em><em>800.273.</em><em>TALK</em><em>).&nbsp; <a href="http://www.suicide.org/support-groups/washington-suicide-support-groups.html">Support groups and grief counseling</a> for survivors can be found throughout the Puget Sound region.</em></p><p></p><p>Portland writer <a href="http://www.kim-stafford.com/">Kim Stafford</a> has struggled to make sense out of the suicide of his brother Bret for 25 years. Though Bret was just 14 months older, Kim always looked to his brother as a leader and teacher. When he shot himself at age 40 in 1988, nobody in Bret’s family knew how much he was struggling.</p><p>Members of the Stafford family, even their father and famous poet William Stafford, couldn’t bring themselves to speak or write about Bret's loss. It was largely up to Kim Stafford to break the family silence.&nbsp; Kim’s new memoir, <a href="http://www.kim-stafford.com/new-book-100-tricks-every.html">“100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do:&nbsp; How My Brother Disappeared,”</a> is the story of his brother’s life and death and its devastating and transformational effect on Kim and his family.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:37:41 +0000 Dave Beck 6124 at http://kuow.org Breaking The Silence Around Suicide Seattle Writer Domingo Martinez On Coming Of Age In A Texas Border Town http://kuow.org/post/seattle-writer-domingo-martinez-coming-age-texas-border-town <p>Seattle writer Domingo Martinez is the author of "The Boy Kings Of Texas," which was recently nominated for the National Book Award.&nbsp; It’s about the cultural tensions he experienced growing up in the border town of Brownsville. &nbsp;</p><p>KUOW's David Hyde talks to Martinez about growing up in a border town, his family, why he moved to Seattle, and why he stayed.&nbsp; Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:00:02 +0000 David Hyde 4212 at http://kuow.org Seattle Writer Domingo Martinez On Coming Of Age In A Texas Border Town