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On Nonfiction 76 - Connections
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July 23, 2018 07:05 PM PDT
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We discuss a clever series of chance encounters between disparate historical figures and celebrities.

HELLO GOODBYE HELLO by Craig Brown
THE KNOWLEDGE WEB (one of many titles) by James Burke

On Nonfiction 75 - Top Dog: Winning, Losing, & Competition
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May 24, 2018 07:04 AM PDT
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This month we review a book that explores the many factors involved with our triumphs, failures, and the results of competition in our lives.

TOP DOG by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman.

On Nonfiction 74 - An Elemental Story
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April 22, 2018 07:01 AM PDT
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We discuss the story of the periodic table, and the many fascinating tales behind the various elements contained within.

THE DISAPPEARING SOPOON, by Sam Kean

On Nonfiction 73 - The Revenge of Analog
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March 21, 2018 07:11 AM PDT
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We discuss the explorations of David Sax, who finds many successful and diverse analog ventures in the midst of our digital world.

THE REVENGE OF ANALOG by David Sax.

On Nonfiction 72 - Books You May Have Missed 2017
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February 08, 2018 07:22 AM PST
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We present edited excerpts of our annual book talk, describing various titles from the previous year. (Original program date: 1/16/18).

The complete book list is available at the Nordonia Hills Branch Library.

On Nonfiction 71 - Moving to Alaska
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January 17, 2018 07:34 PM PST
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This month, we discuss people who decided to move even farther north to live - in Alaska or the Arctic.

THE ALASKAN RETREATER'S HANDBOOK by Ray Ordorica
CALL OF THE AMERICAN WILD, by Guy Grieve
IN THE EMPIRE OF ICE, by Gretel Ehrlich
AMONG GRIZZLIES, by Timothy Treadwell

On Nonfiction 70 - A Year of Watching Movies
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December 19, 2017 06:12 PM PST
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We explore three different ways to arrange your movie-watching year.

A YEAR OF MOVIES by Ivan Walters
PETER BOGDANOVICH'S MOVIE OF THE WEEK by Peter Bogdanovich
A YEAR AT THE MOVIES by Kevin Murphy

On Nonfiction 69 - Tasting Parties
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December 02, 2017 05:14 PM PST
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During this season of get-togethers, we discuss a unique type of party: the tasting party.

TASTING CLUB, by Dina Cheney
PETITE EATS, by Timothy Lawrence
THE COCKTAIL CLUB, by Maureen Petrosky
TASTING WINE & CHEESE, by Adam Centimore

On Nonfiction 68 - It's All a Game
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October 25, 2017 08:30 AM PDT
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With autumn settling in, we discuss indoor pursuits, such as playing board games.

IT'S ALL A GAME, by Tristan Donovan
FAMILY GAMES: THE 100 BEST, edited by James Lowder
THINGS WE THINK ABOUT GAMES, by Will Hindmarch & Jeff Tidball

On Nonfiction 67 - Life Hacks & Useful Info
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September 24, 2017 06:56 PM PDT
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We discuss books aimed at making your life easier, with clever solutions to tricky problems.

THE USEFUL BOOK, by Sharon & David Bowers
WORLD'S BEST LIFE HACKS, by Sarah Devos
THE LITTLE BOOK OF LIFE HACKS, by Yumi Sakugawa
THE BIG BOOK OF UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE, edited by Jeff Csatari
EXTRAORDINARY USES FOR ORDINARY THINGS, Reader's Digest

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