Marcie Sillman hears some great book recommendations from librarian Nancy Pearl. This week's list includes "In The Last Analysis" by Amanda Cross and "The Summer House: A Trilogy" by Alice Thomas Ellis.
We’ve been talking this week about the appeal of being a fair-weather sports fan and joining a community that’s rooting for the same thing. In Seattle at the moment, that’s obviously the Seahawks. On Sunday, they play the San Francisco 49ers.
The teenage brain can be a mystery to adults. UCLA psychiatry professor Daniel Siegel debunks myths about adolescence to show how teens learn new skills, connect with others and demonstrate limitless creativity.
Siegel is the author of “Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.”
He spoke at Town Hall on December 13, 2013, in a lecture presented by ParentMap.
Ten years ago, Dave Isay began StoryCorps by building a soundproof booth in Grand Central Terminal. People arrived in pairs to interview each other about their lives.
Today, StoryCorps airs stories weekly on NPR, and more than 30,000 interviews have been recorded and archived in the Library of Congress. Isay has also compiled some of the stories into books. His most recent is called “Ties That Bind: Stories of Love & Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps.”
He spoke at the Elliott Bay Book Company on December 17, 2013.
Marcie Sillman talks over the news from Canada with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer, including Neil Young’s environmental stance, issues with the flu season, and effects of the latest exchange rate.