Nancy Pearl

Good Reads
3:38 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Picks From The Different Worlds Of Graphic Novels

Everyone's favorite librarian, Nancy Pearl, as an action figure.
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Steve Schers gets this week's reading recommendations from Nancy Pearl. Her picks for graphic novels include the fantasy “Castle Waiting” by Linda Medley, Joe Sacco’s  World War I epic“ The Great War” and two memoirs by Lat, “Kampung Boy” and “Town Boy.”

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Good Reads
2:39 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Picks: Poetry And Football

"The Art of Losing" and "The System"

Steve Scher sits down with everyone's favorite librarian Nancy Pearl for her book recommendations of the week including the collection “The Art Of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing” edited by Kevin Young, and “The System: The Glory And Scandal Of Big Time College Football” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyain.

Good Reads
3:14 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Book Picks: Small Presses And Historical Fiction

Compilation "The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII" and James McBride's "Good Lord Bird."

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.

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Good Reads
4:18 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Book Picks

Steve Scher and Nancy Pearl
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Steve Scher talks to Nancy Pearl about "After the River The Sun" and "The Signature of All Things."  Also,  listener Jenna Bean Veatch of Capitol Hill gets a few recommendations for beautiful books.

If you want a recommendation write record@kuow.org with "Nancy Pearl Suggestions" in the subject line.

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Good Reads
5:12 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Book Recommendations For Foodies, Thrill-Seekers

Rick Yancey's "The Fifth Wave," and Luke Barr's "Provence, 1970."

Steve Scher sits down with everyone's favorite librarian Nancy Pearl to discuss her latest book recommendations that would make good gifts.

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Good Reads
4:00 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Book Recommendations From Nancy Pearl, The Vigilante Librarian

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Nancy Pearl talks to The Record’s Steve Scher about a whimsical story by Portland writer Kari Luna, “The Theory Of Everything.” She says it’s a great book for teens. She also recommends Sara Wheeler’s “O My America!: Second Acts in a New World.”

Book Guru
2:30 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Fall Reading Recommendations

Ben Winters' book "Countdown City," and Joan Silber's book "Fools."

Nancy Pearl talked with KUOW's Steve Scher and recommended two of her favorite recent reads: Countdown City by Ben Winters, and Fools by Joan Silber.

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Travel Reading Material
12:19 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Nancy Pearl Book Recommendations

Bob Shacochis' book "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul" and Sherri Fink's book "Five Days at Memorial."

Nancy Pearl has been doing a lot of traveling; and along with that, of course, a lot of reading. She talks with KUOW’s Steve Scher about two books she read recently: "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul" by Bob Shacochis, and "Five Days at Memorial" by Sherri Fink.

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Good Reads
8:00 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Nancy Pearl On The Best Books Of The Summer

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What was the best book you read this summer? Book commentator Nancy Pearl joins us with her picks, and we want to hear yours, too.

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Amazing Individuals
6:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Best Of The Conversation: Feature Interviews

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We talk to a lot of fascinating people on The Conversation: 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.

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Book Recommendations
10:00 am
Mon August 5, 2013

News From D.C., And Nancy Pearl

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News From D.C.
Washington, D.C., is on recess. What didn’t get done before they left? CBS News Capitol Hill producer Jill Jackson.

Nancy Pearl On Armchair Travel
If you don’t have the time or money to travel this summer, you can still get away.  Nancy Pearl takes us on an armchair travel adventure with her recommendations of worldly books to read this summer.  Two titles she loves: “The Saddest Pleasure” by Moritz Thomsen and “Travels in a Thin Country” by Sara Wheeler.

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Skyrocketing Rent
9:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

America's Economy, Seattle's Rents, And Nancy Pearl's Picks

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President Obama On The Economy 
President Obama is at Knox College in Illinois today to deliver the first of six speeches on the country's economy, part of an “economic conversation with Americans” over the next two months. While no new sweeping proposals are expected, the President does hope to gain public support ahead of fiscal deadlines coming in the fall. We talk with Peter Coy of Bloomberg Businessweek about what we can expect to hear.

Nancy Pearl Recommends
Book commentator Nancy Pearl stops by to recommend summer reading. She says readers should check out, "Winner of the National Book Award," by Jincy Willett. Also by Jincy Willett, "Jenny and the Jaws of Life," and "Amy Falls Down." Nancy also recommends "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.   

What's Raising Rents In Seattle?
Seattle has added nearly 2,000 apartments this year, but rents have gone up. The average renter in King and Snohomish counties now pays $1,190 dollars a month, a 5.8 percent increase over the past year. So what’s driving the skyrocketing rent prices? We talk with Glenn Crellin of the University of Washington’s Runstad Center For Real Estate Studies.

Nancy Pearl
10:00 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Boeing South And Nancy Pearl On Books That Keep Young Readers Interested

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Boeing's Future In Puget Sound
While the Puget Sound region sees Boeing as its own, more and more of the company’s work has been going out of state. Steve Wilhelm covers Boeing for the Puget Sound Business Journal. He’s written an analysis of why the South is winning when it comes to the company’s future.

Nancy Pearl On The Books That Keep Young Readers Interested
What books get and keep younger readers interested in reading? Nancy Pearl joins us with her suggestions.  What books got you interested in reading when you were school age? What are your kids reading today?

Books
10:00 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Young Reader Recommendations

If you are looking for a good book to keep young readers interested, Nancy Pearl recommended a few on Weekday with Marcie Sillman.

Nancy Pearl’s Suggestions:

“The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid,” by Jeff Kinney

“The Great Brain,” by John D. Fitzgerald

“Keeping The Castle,” by Patrice Kindl

“A Brief History Of Montmaray,” by Michelle Cooper

“Code Name Verity,” by Elizabeth Wein

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Pearl And Chef In The Hat
9:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Summer Reading Suggestion, And What's In Your Fridge?

KUOW reporter Ruby de Luna laughs with fellow foodie chef Thierry Rautureau.
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The Rise In Heroin Use
There has been an alarming rise in the number of young people using heroin according to a newly released UW study.  What is causing the increase?  Heroin users are hard to monitor. What numbers were crunched to give us these latest statistics? Caleb Banta-Green researched and authored the report on “Heroin Trends Across Washington State.

Nancy Pearl Recommends Mysteries
Book commentator Nancy Pearl stops by with a brief book recommendation for your summer reading. This week she recommends "The Last Policeman" by Ben Winters and "Crashed" by Timothy Hallinan.
 
What's In The Fridge?
Americans waste a lot of food, partly because we don’t know how to reinvent our leftovers.  The Chef in the Hat regularly helps us imagine new cooking ideas. So look in your fridge, and tell us what you have on hand. Then call 206.543.5869 and Thierry Rautureau will tell invent a new meal for you tonight!  

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