November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Journalist Dean R. Owen collected interviews from notable civil rights leaders, White House staff, and others connected to Kennedy for his book, “November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy.”
Owen spoke at the Elliott Bay Book Company on September 14. He was joined by Patricia Baillargeon, a contributor to his book who served as assistant to Eleanor Roosevelt.
Steve Scher gets the latest book recommendations from Nancy Pearl: "The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2014 Edition” edited by Bill Henderson, and “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride.
Ross Reynolds speaks with author Hedrick Smith about his book, "Who Stole the American Dream," which details the struggle of the middle class, in particular the widening gap between those who haves and have nots.
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.
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.
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.
Marcie Sillman interviews Norwegian author Jo Nesbo about the newest book in his crime series about the character Harry Hole called "The Police." It has just been published in English and one of his earlier books is being adapted for film.
Marcie Sillman talks with Rebecca Eaton, PBS Masterpiece's 25-year executive producer, about her book "Making Masterpiece," which describes the lows of budget cuts and the highs of hits like Downton Abbey.