Solved!
Laura Caldwell
Anatomy of Innocence

Air Date/Time: October 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Host: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Solved! host and mystery author Libby Hellmann talks to editor/author Laura Caldwell about her latest look at wrongful convictions featuring best-selling authors writing about true crimes and punishment.

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A House Divided
Brian Dirck
Lincoln in Indiana &
Guy Fraker
Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

Lincoln in the Midwest

Air Date/Time: October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg  speaks with Brian Dirck and Guy Fraker.

Dirck will discuss Lincoln in Indiana and Fraker will talk about Looking for Lincoln in Illinois. Join us for a compelling talk about Lincoln in the Midwest.

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Lit with Love
Pintip Dunn
Seize Today

Seize Today

Air Date/Time: October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CST
Host: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev speaks with Pintip Dunn about Seize Today.

From the Forget Tomorrow Series, Seize Today  introduces is to Seventeen-year-old Olivia Dresden.  Precognitive, she can see the way for everyone to be their best self-if only they would make the right decisions. Olivia can only watch as her mother, Chairwoman Dresden, chooses the dark, destructive course every time.

When the Chairwoman captures Ryder Russell, a strong-willed boy from the rebel Underground, Olivia sees a vision of her own imminent death-at Ryder’s hand. Olivia must find the to top her mother before she...Send Questions or Comments

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A House Divided
Michael Hogan
Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

Air Date/Time: October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg interviews Michael Hogan about his new book, Abraham Lincoln and Mexico. 

Covering the years 1846 to the end of the Civil War, this book uses original documents from government, university, and private institutions in both the US and Mexico to closely examine these pivotal years in the relationship between Mexico and America. 

Michael Hogan also joins us at the Union League Club of Chicago for a luncheon earlier that day. Make your reservation today.

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A House Divided
Ron Chernow
Grant

Grant

Air Date/Time: November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg speaks with Ron Chernow about Grant. 

Chernow finds the threads that bind Grant’s disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic… and yet the greatest hero.”

The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant’s life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.

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A House Divided
Gordon Rhea
On To Petersburg
(Start Time Approximate)

On To Petersburg

Air Date/Time: November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason talks with Gordon Rhea about his latest book, On to Petersburg. This program begins shortly after the Ron Chernow program; the start is approximate.

On to Petersburg follows the Union army’s movement to the James River, the military response from the Confederates, and the initial assault on Petersburg, which Rhea suggests marked the true end of the Overland Campaign.

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Stranger Than Fiction
Adam Gussow
Beyond the Crossroads

Beyond the Crossroads

Air Date/Time: November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Host: Paul Berlanga

Paul Berlanga interviews Adam Gussow about his new book, Crossroads: The Devil and The Blues Tradition. 

The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He’s not just the music’s namesake (“the devil’s music”), but a shadowy presence who haunts the entire genre. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil’s presence in the Blues.

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Stranger Than Fiction
Ed Gordon
Divided on D-Day

Divided on D-Day

Air Date/Time: November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason interviews Ed Gordon  about his new book, Divided on D-Day. 

Two historians, one American and one British, show how lack of cooperation and bad decisions lengthened the war, increased casualties, and allowed the later Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.

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A House Divided
Graham Peck
Making An Anti-Slavery Nation

Making an Anti-Slavery Nation

Air Date/Time: November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg speaks with Graham Peck about Making An Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas and the Battle over Freedom. 

Peck meticulously traces the conflict over slavery in Illinois from the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 to Lincoln’s defeat of his arch-rival Stephen A. Douglas in the 1860 election. Presenting pathbreaking interpretations of Lincoln, Douglas, and the Civil War’s origins, Making an Antislavery Nation shows how battles over slavery paved the way for freedom’s triumph in America.

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