Nancy Pearl

Books
8:14 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Nancy Pearl Recommends Armchair Travel Books

Your surroundings disappear as you take off to new destinations through a great book.
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If you are looking for a good book to take you to exotic locations from the comfort of your armchair,  Nancy Pearl recommended a few on Weekday with Marcie Sillman.

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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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2:57 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Biography Recommendations

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If you are looking for a good biography to read, Nancy Pearl recommended a few on Weekday with Marcie Sillman.

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Books
10:00 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Nancy Pearl On Biography

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Book commentator Nancy Pearl recommends her favorite biographies: David McCullough's "Mornings on Horseback," Robert Massie's "Catherine the Great," and Robert Caro's "The Years of Lyndon Johnson."

Summer Reading List
9:00 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Boy Scouts Vote, Nancy Pearl On Summer Reads And Home Repair With Roger Faris

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Boy Scouts of America Vote On Gay Scouts
Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America are gathered in Texas for a historic vote to decide whether gay youth can participate in the Scouts. Former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna is an Eagle Scout and executive vice president of the Chief Seattle Council of the BSA. He joins us from Dallas.

Nancy Pearl Recommends Summer Books
What should you be reading on airplanes, road trips, while lounging on the beach or unwinding during those long summer evenings? Nancy Pearl has a few recommendations to keep your mind and spirit entertained during the summer months.

Home Repair Advice With Roger Faris
How’s your home holding up? Maybe you have some projects you have been meaning to get to. Get help this morning from home repair expert Roger Faris who will be on hand to take your calls at 206.543.5869 around 9:30 a.m. You can also email your questions right now to weekday@kuow.org.

Books
3:11 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Memoir Recommendations

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If you are looking for a good memoir to read, here are a few of Nancy Pearl’s suggestions.

"A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana," by Haven Kimmel

"Cakewalk: A Memoir," by Kate Moses

"The World’s Strongest Librarian," by Josh Hanagarne

"Between Terror and Tourism," by Michael Mewshaw

"Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown," by Paul Theroux

"Stop-Time," by Frank Conroy

"Mountain City," by Gregory Martin

"Going Back to Bisbee," by Richard Shelton

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Books
10:00 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Nancy Pearl On Memoirs And This Week In Olympia

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This Week In Olympia
The special session of the Washington state legislature kicks off next week. Everett Herald columnist Jerry Cornfield tells us what sticking points remain as legislators prepare to get back to business.
 

Nancy Pearl On Memoirs

The Seattle Public Library picked a memoir for their city-wide reading program this year.  What makes a good memoir?  What are the strengths and weaknesses of the genre?  Book commentator Nancy Pearl, muses about memoirs and takes your calls at 800.289.5869. You can also write to us at weekday@kuow.org.

Books
10:00 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Nancy Pearl On Books That Made You Take Action

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During our spring pledge drive, we hope to inspire you to act by pledging your support to KUOW. Books, of course can inspire action, too. The destruction of books in the novel “Fahrenheit 451” spurred the characters to start memorizing texts! What book spurred you to action? What did you do? Maybe you got involved in a movement, changed jobs or traveled somewhere you never planned to go. Public radio librarian Nancy Pearl takes your calls at 800.289.5869 and your emails: weekday@kuow.org. Also this hour: The Everett Herald's Jerry Cornfield gives a look ahead at the week in Olympia.

Books
10:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Nancy Pearl On Teen Books Adults Can Enjoy

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Many adults loved the Harry Potter series. Of course, adults weren't the target audience. The Hunger Games and the Chronicles of Narnia were also written for young adults, and yet they developed a loyal following among the older set. What other teen books would adults enjoy? Author and regular Weekday commentator Nancy Pearl joins us with some recommendations. What are your favorites? Call us at 800-289-5869. Email weekday@kuow.org or send us a tweet @weekdayKUOW.

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10:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Nancy Pearl On Characters You Wish You Could Meet

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What do Atticus Finch from “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Billy Ansell from “The Sweet Hereafter” and Anne from “The Sparrow" have in common? They're three characters that librarian and author Nancy Pearl wishes she could meet in real life! What makes a character leap off the page? Who would you meet if you could? Nancy Pearl joins us to take your calls at 206.543.5869, or you can send an email to weekday@kuow.org.

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Books
9:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Nancy Pearl Recommends Self-Help Books

Weekday host Steve Scher and Nancy Pearl at Weekday Live in 2011.
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What makes a good self-help book? Book commentator and author Nancy Pearl joins us to think about it. Her favorite is “The Dance of Anger” by Harriet Lerner. What's yours? Call us at 206.543.5869 or email weekday@kuow.org.

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