Radio Talking Book - February 2010

Chautauqua
Tuesday – Saturday, 4 a.m.
 

Shop Class as Soulcraft, Nonfiction by Matthew B. Crawford, 2009. As the world becomes more abstract, people often feel a lack of connection to the material world. But manual trades help that connection. Read by Andrew Haukebo. Seven broadcasts. Begins Feb. 24.

 

Past is Prologue
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. 

The Last Days of Old Beijing, Nonfiction by Michael Meyer, 2008. In Beijing’s oldest neighborhood, old houses and ways of life are increasingly destroyed to make way for modernity. Read by Maria Rubinstein. 12 broadcasts. Begins Feb. 16.

 

Bookworm
Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. 

German for Travelers, Fiction by Norah Labiner, 2009. To unlock a family mystery, Lemon and her cousin Eliza set off for Berlin. Their trail leads to their great-grandfather, a pioneer of psycho-analysis in early 20th century. Germany. L – Read by Leila Poullada. Seven broadcasts. Began Feb. 9.

 

Potpourri
Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. 

The Magician’s Book, Nonfiction by Laura Miller, 2008. When she heard about Christian meanings in Chronicles of Narnia, Miller researched Lewis and discovered a different man from the idealized image of the author. Read by Andrea Bell. 12 broadcasts. Begins Feb. 11.

 

Choice Reading
Monday-Friday, 4 p.m.

The Laws of Harmony, Fiction by Judith Ryan Hendricks, 2009. When Sunny’s boyfriend is killed, she discovers he was not who he told her he was. Seeking closure, she ends up on an island off the coast of Washington. L – Read by Ann Hoedeman. 13 broadcasts. Begins Feb. 10.

 

PM Report
Monday-Friday, 8 p.m. 

A Failure of Capitalism, Nonfiction by Richard A. Posner, 2009. How could the financial and economic crisis of 2008 have happened after all we learned from the Great Depression? The reasons include heavy capital flows from abroad and the reckless lowering of interest rates by the Federal Reserve Board. Read by Jim Gregorich. Eight broadcasts. Begins Feb. 22.

 

Night Journey
Monday-Friday, 9 p.m. 

Missing Mark, Fiction by Julie Kramer, 2009. Riley sees a classified ad for an unused wedding dress and decides it will make a good TV sweeps piece. When the missing groom story turns to a murder investigation, she finds a startling motive for Mark’s disappearance. L – Read by Diane Ladenson. Eight broadcasts. Begins Feb. 24.

 

Off the Shelf
Monday-Friday, 10 p.m. 

Lowboy, Fiction by John Wray, 2009. Will Heller, a sixteen-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, sets out to save the world from climate change. He just needs to cool down his own overheating body. L, S – Read by Ira Brooker. 10 broadcasts. Begins Feb. 22.

 

Evening Odyssey
Monday – Friday, 11 p.m.

Bright Shiny Morning, Fiction by James Frey, 2008. LA is a city of lost souls. There are joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles. L, S – Read by Adam Johnson. 14 broadcasts. Began Feb. 8.,

 

Good Night Owl
Monday – Friday, midnight

Tribute, Fiction by Nora Roberts, 2008. Cilla, former child star, has retreated from Hollywood to Virginia, hoping to find a normal life by rehabbing her grandmother’s home. But peace may not come; she finds letters that open a mystery, which deepens with some cruel acts. S – Read by Eleanor Berg. 17 broadcasts. Began Feb. 4.

 

After Midnight
Tuesday – Saturday, 1 a.m.

The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund, Fiction by Jill Kargman, 2009. Holly is married to the founder of Comet Capital but finds that her husband’s trips are not just for business. She is forced to choose between integrity and turning a blind eye. L, S – Read by Maria Rubinstein. Seven broadcasts. Begins Feb. 17

Two books broadcast on weekends air as programs and aren’t listed with the books. The program Your Personal World airs on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and The U.S. and Us airs Sundays at 4 p.m. In February, Your Personal World will be ending What Matters Most, by James Hollis, and beginning The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit, by Azim Khamisa and Jillian Quinn. The U.S. and Us will be airing The Ojibwa Dance Drum, by Thomas Vennum.

Abbreviations:
V – violence, L – offensive language, S – sexual situations