Nancy Pearl Book Reviews Podcast show

Nancy Pearl Book Reviews Podcast

Summary: Nancy Pearl is a librarian with a love of books so strong it has been officially classified as lust. No matter the mood, moment or reason, she can recommend the perfect literary companion.

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 Nancy Pearl On Books You Pass Along | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Many of us pass along books we love to family and friends. If you could only pass along one book — one you truly love — which book would it be? Why? Nancy Pearl is here to muse on books that become favorites. Share your titles with us at 800–289–KUOW (5869). And if you love hearing our literary conversations with Nancy and the many authors we talk to — let us know by pledging your support to KUOW by calling 866–877–5869.

 Nancy Pearl On When Life Imitates Fiction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Nancy Pearl On When Life Imitates Fiction: Losing yourself in a book can actually change your real–world behavior, according to a recent Ohio State University study. For example, if you become immersed in a story about a person fighting for the right to vote, you'll likely vote in elections that follow. If you engage with a character of different race or sexual orientation, you may feel differently toward those groups in real life. What fictional characters have changed your behavior or view of the world? Nancy Pearl joins us. Call to share your story at 800.289.5869 (KUOW). RadioActive Features: I Am Somebody: An Interview With Detective Cookie: Today we hear a story about a detective with the Seattle Police Department. Officer Denise "Cookie" Bolden is well–known for her work with youth and the elderly. Detective Cookie talked with RadioActive's Demitrus Price about how she became the strong woman she is today.

 Nancy Pearl On Books For The Campaign Trail | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Life On Mars? The Mars rover Curiosity is scheduled to land on the Red Planet early Monday morning. We'll talk to the manager of Western Washington University's planetarium, a self–described "space geek." He was chosen by NASA from a field of thousands to live tweet the event. Nancy Pearl On Books For The Campaign Trail: There are less than 100 days to go before the 2012 presidential election. With nonstop campaigning and party conventions ahead, the candidates are going to be busy — certainly too busy to find a good book. What would you recommend they pick up? Nancy Pearl has a few ideas. We want to hear from you. Call 800.289.5869.

 Tacoma's Medical Marijuana, And King Salmon In Alaska | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

M's Trade Ichiro To The Yankees: Last night at Safeco Field, All–Star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki trotted out to his familiar spot in right field. The only difference between this start and all of his other Major League starts: he was wearing a Yankee's jersey. Instead of number 51 in Mariner's teal, Ichiro now wears number 31 in Yankee grey. He was traded to New York Monday in return for two young pitchers. A New Plan For Tacoma's Medical Marijuana: The Tacoma City Council is looking at modifying their nuisance code today. They're trying to keep medical marijuana from being sold in certain areas. Last week they backed away from a proposal that would've created land–use and zoning regulations for dispensaries and collective gardens in the city. How will Tacoma — which has been mostly tolerant of its medical marijuana dispensaries — find a balance between state and federal regulations on the substance? What's Happening To King Salmon In Alaska? Fishery managers in Alaska predict that king salmon runs in the Yukon River will be worse than they have been in 30 years. That's bad news for fisherman and local Alaskans who depend on the fish for sustenance through the winter. And, it's not just bad in the Yukon River. The state is closing many of its rivers to fishing. Why are the fish disappearing? What does this mean about the health of Alaska waterways? And, will there be fewer fish in markets later this summer? Nancy Pearl's Short Reviews: Nancy Pearl joins us with a quick book recommendation. Today she reviews the newly reissued book "Poet's Pub" by Eric Linklater. The Weather And Hike Of The Week: Michael Fagin suggests a hike that matches the week's weather forecast. Sound Of The Day: Today's sound is both peaceful and creepy. Hear an interesting sound? Record 30 seconds and sent it to with "Sound of the Day" in the subject line.

 Nancy Pearl Recommends Books For Summer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Voter ID Laws: What impact do voter ID laws have on voter turnout? Supporters of requiring a legal photo ID to vote say it reduces fraud. A 2007 Department of Justice investigation found very few instances of voting fraud. Even so, many states are adopting new laws. Critics say voter identification is really about discouraging participation, but supporters claim the laws may actually increase turnout. We'll hear from the Freedom Foundation, which supports using public disclosure laws to double check voter rolls. Nancy Pearl: Soon the lazy days of summer will be upon us. What's on your reading list? What's missing? Nancy Pearl is here to help.


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