Author Interviews http://www.kunc.org en Ja Rule: 'I Took It Upon Myself To Become A Man' http://www.kunc.org/post/ja-rule-i-took-it-upon-myself-become-man <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hILwzc_a8AE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4QDigdVvnI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsp4gQomUGw</p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:03:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58371 at http://www.kunc.org Ja Rule: 'I Took It Upon Myself To Become A Man' In 'Fever,' Town's Teen Tic Epidemic Gets A Chilling Novelization http://www.kunc.org/post/fever-towns-teen-tic-epidemic-gets-chilling-novelization Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction, so it makes sense that novelists get some of their best stories from the headlines. That's what happened with mystery writer Megan Abbott. A few years ago, she was one of the millions of people captivated by news stories about a strange illness that seemed to consume a town in upstate New York. Now, Abbott has taken pieces of that true story and turned it into a chilling new novel.<p><em>The Fever</em> is Abbott's third mystery set in the emotional world of teenagers, a place she admits she's a little stuck in herself. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 58008 at http://www.kunc.org In 'Fever,' Town's Teen Tic Epidemic Gets A Chilling Novelization Hillary Clinton: I Helped Restore U.S. Leadership In The World http://www.kunc.org/post/hillary-clinton-i-helped-restore-us-leadership-world To hear Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and once and maybe future Democratic presidential candidate tell it, her new book, <em>Hard Choices,</em> isn't the kickoff to a 2016 campaign.<p>She still hasn't made up her mind about another run for the presidency, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/10/320386798/clinton-sought-tougher-deal-but-wont-second-guess-bergdahl-swap">she told Renee Montagne</a>, co-host of NPR's <em>Morning Edition</em>. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:26:00 +0000 Frank James 57571 at http://www.kunc.org Hillary Clinton: I Helped Restore U.S. Leadership In The World Clinton Sought 'Tougher Deal,' But Won't Second-Guess Bergdahl Swap http://www.kunc.org/post/clinton-sought-tougher-deal-wont-second-guess-bergdahl-swap Below are excerpts from Hillary Clinton's interview Monday with NPR's Renee Montagne. Clinton's new book, <em>Hard Choices,</em> will be published Tuesday.<p>Portions of this interview will air on <em>Morning Edition</em>.<p><strong>On running for president in 2016</strong><br /> <br />HILLARY CLINTON: I have made some hard choices, and I face some hard choices. And, as I say in the book, I have not made a decision yet. ...<br /> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:50:00 +0000 NPR Staff 57562 at http://www.kunc.org Clinton Sought 'Tougher Deal,' But Won't Second-Guess Bergdahl Swap 'The Farm' Is A Terrifying Break From Reality — Or Is It? http://www.kunc.org/post/farm-terrifying-break-reality-or-it In the spring of 2009, British author Tom Rob Smith received a disturbing phone call from his father. "And he was crying," Smith tells NPR's David Greene. "He never cries. And he said to me, 'You've got to come to Sweden. Your mom has suffered a psychotic episode, and she's in an asylum.' "<p>Then, Smith's mother called. She had just been released from the psychiatric hospital in Sweden, and she said everything his father had told him was a lie. "She wasn't mad. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:09:00 +0000 NPR Staff 57506 at http://www.kunc.org 'The Farm' Is A Terrifying Break From Reality — Or Is It?