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Cinema Junkie Podcast 171: Hollywood Black

June 14
By Beth Accomando

African Americans and Hollywood have a long, troubled, and complicated past. I am going to explore that history with Donald Bogle author of the new book "Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers" from Turner Classic Movies.

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Novel For Middle Schoolers Tackles Body Image, Self Acceptance

June 13
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

In a fictional retelling of his own middle school years, San Diego City College English professor Chris Baron shares his struggle to find friendship and acceptance.

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Local Author Tells Story Of Harriet Tubman In New Novel

June 11
By Jade Hindmon

The "Tubman Command" is the latest book by The New York Times best-selling author, Elizabeth Cobbs. She joined Midday Edition to talk about how Harriet Tubman changed America and why she is pushing for her face to be on the $20 bill.

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New Book Profiles Hall Of Fame Running Coach Bob Larsen Who Got His Start In San Diego

June 10
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

While Hall of Fame track and field coach Bob Larsen may not be a household name, in running circles, his ability to push athletes past their limits to achieve success is legendary. Larsen's career is now the subject of a new book by New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman.

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Journalist Scott Pelley On The 'Truth Worth Telling'

June 6
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

"60 Minutes" correspondent and former "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley joins Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss his new book, "Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times."

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'Non-Fiction' Serves Up Sex, Lies and Literature

June 6
By Beth Accomando

The French comedy “Non-Fiction” (opening at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) looks to the publishing world and a quartet of friends in the midst of change.

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Crime Writer James Ellroy On 'This Storm'

June 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

James Ellroy will be speaking about his new novel "This Storm" Sunday at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore.

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World Cup: US Women's Soccer Team Strives For Wins On The Field And In The Courtroom

June 4
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Ahead of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, soccer journalist Caitlin Murray discusses her new book about the history behind the U.S. Women’s National Team and its long struggle for greater equity.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast Episode 170: Summer Shakespeare

May 31
By Beth Accomando

William Shakespeare may be dead but he's still trending. This summer his life is the inspiration for the film "All is True" and his play "Hamlet" gets reimagined as "Ophelia." Plus the Old Globe Theatre is launching its summer Shakespeare season. So enjoy a Summer Shakespeare podcast that strays a little from being just about film.

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Parkland Shooting Survivors To Bring Message Of Hope To San Diego

May 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Brendan Duff and Sofie Whitney will speak about their book "Glimmer of Hope" Sunday at the Lawrence Family JCC as part of its Community Divided/Humanity United series.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 168: All Things Tolkien

May 10
By Beth Accomando

The new film "Tolkien" looks to the life of the man who penned "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" books. Check out my review of the film and interview with its director Dome Karukoski.

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Biography Details Source Of Dr. Seuss' Imagination

May 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh

A new biography about Ted Geisel reminds San Diego fans that Dr. Seuss was not just a local celebrity, he was actually an international icon. By the time Geisel died in 1991, he'd published 48 Dr. Seuss books in more than 20 languages.

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Young Central American Refugees Share Their Stories In Their Own Words

May 1
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

"Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America" is a new book that features the stories of 15 young migrants who left home to seek asylum in the U.S.

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Celebrate Witches' Night At Comic-Con Museum

April 29
By Beth Accomando

The ancient European festival known as Walpurgis Night or Witches' Night takes place April 30 to May 1. Comic-Con Museum is hosting a two-night event to explore witches in history and pop culture.

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'Avengers: Endgame' Wraps Things Up With A Mix Of Humor, Emotion

April 24
By Beth Accomando

"Avengers: Endgame" finally arrives in theaters with early screenings starting Thursday night. Here's a spoiler-free review.

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