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T. Jefferson Parker's New Thriller Is A Timely Tale Of Terrorist Plots, White Supremacy

Aug. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

New York Times bestselling author and Fallbrook resident, T. Jefferson Parker, joined Midday Edition to discuss his latest book, "The Last Good Guy."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Beethoven To Toni Morrison

Aug. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about celebrating the classics. From an exploration of Beethoven’s string quartets, to the history of L.A.’s Gold Star Recording Studios. Plus a popular alternative band returns.

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'Scary Stories' Aims For Young Audiences

Aug. 8
By Beth Accomando

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell struck delicious terror in the hearts and minds of young readers in the 1980s and 1990s. Now it arrives on the screen under the guidance of Guillermo Del Toro.

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Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Dead At 88

Aug. 6
By Associated Press

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88.

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John Doe: From Punk Rock Pioneer To Punk Rock Historian

July 26
By Nina Garin

With a second book recently published about the Los Angeles punk movement, X co-founder John Doe has evolved from a punk pioneer to a punk historian.

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Comic-Con 50: Pop Culture Convention Is Ever Changing But Still A Blast

July 22
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con wrapped up its 50th show Sunday night and KPBS Arts and Culture Reporter Beth Accomando has the highlights.

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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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