reading

10:30am

Thu June 5, 2014
Arts & Culture

Deep Summer Reading on Philosophy Talk

What philosophers, philosophies, or philosophical issues would you like to read up on over the summer? John and Ken discuss one of this year's most talked-about books, Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty, with political scientist Shannon Stimson. They also get summer reading suggestions from author Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, whose new book is Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, and Yale University philosopher Jason Stanley, author of the forthcoming Why Propaganda Matters.

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5:44pm

Tue January 21, 2014
Education

A library reaches outside its stacks

Friends of the Elmhurst Library

 

If you head southeast from the Lakeview Library, way down to the 80s blocks of International Boulevard, be sure to take a turn at 88th to visit the Elmhurst branch of the Oakland Library. You'll have to look closely—this library is in a small converted house. Elmhurst operates like any other public library: books to check out, computers to use, and a children's program. But it's got a problem: most kids can’t get to it very easily. The Elmhurst branch is trying to fix that. 

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12:00am

Wed July 3, 2013

12:00am

Wed December 19, 2012
Books of 2012

Your Call's best books of 2012

See the full list of recommendations from our bookworld specialists, and from other listeners!

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12:00am

Tue June 5, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today's Your Call: Who controls the future of the book?

On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about how e-books are changing the economy of publishing and creating an uncertain future for writers, readers, libraries, and booksellers.   Apple and some major publishers are the target of an antitrust suit that could ironically boost Amazon’s already dominant position.  Meanwhile, librarians struggle to provide access to e-books and independent bookstores are scrambling to get into the e-book business themselves.  What’s next, and what’s best for book-lovers?  It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you.

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