I am notoriously slow to add updates to this site, and I apologize for that. Please know that I am better at responding to email messages. My email address is email@example.com. If there is a guest or a book or an event that you want details about, let me know and I will provide the information.
On April 10, I interviewed Kim Arcand and Megan Watzke, co-authors of YOUR TICKET TO THE UNIVERSE: A GUIDE TO EXPLORING THE COSMOS.
During the conversation on Monday, April 8, with Melinda Hemmelgarn and Tom LaFontaine, these web sites were mentioned:
Also mentioned was an event the occurs April 28. It is A PLACE AT THE TABLE. It will be at Ragtag Cinema at 12:30. Admission is $5. Among the panelists for the event is Eliot Battle. Brenda Procter and Bill McKelvey are also scheduled to be on the panel, moderated by Melinda Hemmelgarn.
On April 8, I interviewed Glennon Doyle Melton. She is behind the web site www.momastery.com and author of CARRY ON, WARRIOR: THOUGHTS ON LIFE UNARMED.
Kim Ghattas has written about her experiences traveling with Hillary Clinton in the book THE SECRETARY: A JOURNEY WITH HILLARY CLINTON FROM BEIRUT TO THE HEART OF AMERICAN POWER. Ghattas was our guest March 21.
On March 22, Dan Devine Jr. explained the efforts to get a sign outside of Jefferson Junior High School to honor the history of the school. There has been a school at the corner of 8th and Rogers since 1881. The school will become Jefferson Middle School beginning next year. Donations for the historical marker can be made at the school. Note in the memo portion of a check "historical marker,"
Rebecca Skloot wrote the book THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS. That book was the One Read book for the Daniel Boone Regional Library two years ago. As a followup, Skloot has an op-ed piece in the New York Times. Its title is THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, THE SEQUEL. The piece updates the Lacks situation and addresses privacy in research.
Carl Honore' believes in slowing down. The journalist wrote IN PRAISE OF SLOWNESS several years ago. Now he has THE SLOW FIX: SOLVE PROBLEMS, WORK SMARTER, AND LIVE BETTER IN A WORLD ADDICTED TO SPEED. Find out more about his ideas at his web site: www.carlhonore.com.
For fans of vocabulary, we interviewed Steve Kleinedler about the new collection of 100 MORE WORDS EVERY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE SHOULD KNOW. He directed us to the web site of American Heritage Dictionary: www.ahdictionary.com.
Finally, today, keep up to date on how snow removal in Columbia is progressing. The city has a map on line at http://gocolumbiamo.com/maps/snow. Citizens can report issues electronically, too. Go to www.gocolumbiamo.com and the News link to find more information about that.
Valley View Community Church is offering a chance to learn and experience a Passover as done in Jesus' time. The free event is called THE LAMB: A PASSOVER PERSPECTIVE OF THE LAST SUPPER. It is at 7:00 p.m. March 20, 21, and 22 at the church 2900 Barberry in Columbia. The web site is www.discovervalleyview.org.
Young drivers and their parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend a presentation about inexperience, inattention, and distractions while driving. It will be at 7:00 p.m. March 21 at Hickman High School's main auditorium. A highway patrol officer, a police officer, and a young person who lost friends in a car accident wlll be the speakers.
I'll catch up on some information about interviews from the end of this week.
I interviewed John Wood about his book CREATING ROOM TO READ: A STORY OF HOPE IN THE BATTLE FOR GLOBAL LITERACY. More info www.creatingroomtoread.com.
Cynthia Helms is the widow of Richard Helms, former director of intelligence for the U.S. Her book is AN INTRIGUING LIFE: A MEMOIR OF WAR, WASHINGTON, AND MARRIAGE TO AN AMERICAN SPYMASTER..
You can find out how to purchase David Oliver's e-book by going to exitstrategy-ebook.com. Or go to www.smashwords.com.
Chordbuster quartet Singing Valentines are going to be delivered Feburary 13 and 14. We had singing in the studio this morning. To reserve a Singing Valentine, call 529-6821 or go to www.chordbusters.com.
The book interview today was with Jim Rogers. His new book is STREET SMARTS: ADVENTURES ON THE ROAD AND IN THE MARKETS.
I played an interview with well-known author and expert on the world of work Daniel H. Pink. His new book is TO SELL IS HUMAN: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT MOVING OTHERS.
Columbia Independent School is raffling off chances to win a three-year lease on a 2013 Subaru Legacy. Find out more from the school or at cisgala.blogspot.com.
Poet Laureate of Missouri William Trowbridge will speak at MU at 7:30 p.m. February 7 in room 215 of Tate Hall. He was our guest at 8:30 today.
I played an interview I did with Peter Rollins (www.peterrollins.net). His recent book is called THE IDOLATRY OF GOD: BREAKING OUR ADDICTION TO CERTAINTY AND SATISFACTION. This would be a good book for a church-group discussion.
Nominations are being accepted now for the Columbia Daily Tribune Hero Awards. You can make a nomination or find out more about the event at columbiatribune.com/hero_award or contact Voluntary Action Center. Nominations are due by February 21.
On January 31, I interviewed Eric Marcus. His latest book is WHAT IF? (Answers to Questions about What It Means to be Gay and Lesbian). His web site is www.ericmarcu.com.
Susan Cain was the author I talked to on January 29. Her book QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING is now in paperback. She has a website, too. It is www.thepowerofintroverts.com.
I interviewed Eva Seibert about "Table Scraps." That's an event KPLA is sponsoring. Information is on the KPLA website or at www.sharefoodbringhope.org.
A couple of books from last week that are worth tracking down:
A ribbon cutting for a new display in Columbia's city hall will take place at 9 Friday morning. Warren Dalton will be there to talk about the items in the display in the connector between the old and new city hall buildings. The topic: Guitar Street
The Third Goal International Film Festival is Feb. 2 at the MU Student Center. This is sponsored and organized by the Central Missouri Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. On Monday, January 28, we talked to Alrick Brown, the director of KINYARWANDA, one of the films that will be shown. More info is at www.morpcv.org.
The last time psychologist Mike Mayer was on (1/18), he included a quote about friendship. Many listeners responded to it. They wanted to have the words. Here they are:
THE BLESSING IT IS TO HAVE A FRIEND TO WHOM...
The blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort--the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person--having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
The 2013 Forum on Freedom is Sunday, January 27, from 2 to 4 at the Friends Room in Columbia Public Library. It is hosted by the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition. Attendees will have the chance to hear the story of Sula Skiles. The topic of her presentation is "Sex Trafficking Happened to Me." She was our guest at 8:45 January 23.
Alzheimer's Association Mid-Missouri Chapter has begun an early stage journey enrichment group for persons diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's disease. Contact Janie Bonham for more info. The number is 573-443-8665.
On inauguration day, we talked with Doug Abrams from the MU Law School. He told us about David Rice Atchison. Atchison may or may not be the first person with ties to Missouri that was U.S. President. Atchison took the oath on March 4, 1849. Zachary Taylor refused to be sworn in on a Sunday. Atchison's term lasted about 23-and-a-half hours.
Diane Portnoy was a guest on Inauguration Day, too. She is the founded of The Immigrant Learning Center. She has edited a book called IMMIGRANT STRUGGLES, IMMIGRANT GIFTS. Find out more at www.ilctr.org.
It was also on inauguration day that we visited with Stephen Prothero about his book THE AMERICAN BIBLE: HOW OUR WORDS UNITE, DIVIDE, AND DEFINE A NATION. It's now in paperback. It is a rich collection of important documents of our nation that we treat with reverence; plus, he adds reactions and commentaries from other figures that relate to the documents.
I enjoyed interviewing Jackie Joyner Kersee on January 18. The Olympian is coming to Columbia on February 5 as the featured speaker at the WIN Banquet. Find out more about the event and the organization at www.winforcolumbia.com.
THE MYTHS OF HAPPINESS by Sonja Lyubomirsky (on 1/17)
THE BEAUTY EXPERIMENT: HOW I SKIPPED LIPSTICK, DITCHED FASHION, FACED THE WORLD WITHOUT CONCEALER...AND MADE OVER MY LIFE by Phoebe Baker Hyde (on 1/17)
THE ENCORE CAREER HANDBOOK by Marci Alboher (on 1/15)
I interview Phil Steinhaus on January 16. He is the CEO of Columbia Housing Authority. He was very informative about how housing for low-income Columbians works. The website is www.columbiaha.com.
Today on the show, we had Dr. Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. discussing her new book, The Willpower Instinct about how self-control works, why it matters, and what you can do to get more of it. Dr. McGonigal is the instructor of the acclaimed Stanford University course "The Science of Willpower".
We also had Bill Canton, the city Neighborhood Response Coordinator, talking about the Neighborhood Leadership Program, which begins on January 28th. Find out more information or get signed up for the course at GoColumbiaMo.com or by calling 874-7248.
Guests on December 4: Terri Duhon author of HOW THE TRADING FLOOR REALLY WORKS; Sara Horowitz author of THE FREELANCER'S BIBLE; Gordon Javna editori-in-chief of UNCLE JOHN'S FULLY LOADED 25TH ANNIVERSARY BATHROOM READER.
On November 26, we had William Claassen on the show about his book JOURNEY MAN: A WORLD CALLING. Visit his website at www.williamclaassen.com
David Nasaw was on with us on November 21. David is the author of THE PATRIARCH: THE REMARKABLE LIFE AND TURBULENT TIMES OF JOSEPH P. KENNEDY.