Author Interviews

9:52am

Sat October 15, 2011
Author Interviews

'How To Survive The Titanic,' And Sink Your Name

Originally published on Sat October 15, 2011 1:30 am

White Star Line heir J. Bruce Ismay was one of 325 men to survive the sinking of the Titanic.

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J. Bruce Ismay probably shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as any of the true criminals of the 20th century, but for many years he may have been the most universally despised man in the Western world.

Ismay, heir to the prominent British White Star Line shipping company, owned the Titanic, and he's the one who said it would be fine to put just 20 lifeboats on a ship that could hold 2,800 people. Why clutter the decks, he argued, when the ship itself is a lifeboat?

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10:01pm

Mon October 10, 2011
Author Interviews

Deen Does 'Southern' Fare ... With A Stick Of Butter

Paula Deen is the host of the Food Network's Paula's Home Cooking and Paula's Best Dishes. She tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that while her recipes are known for their bacon and butter, she and her family don't indulge in them every day.

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Food Network star Paula Deen loves seasoning, bacon and, of course, a bit of butter.

She also loves Southern cooking, which why her latest cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, explores the regional variations of Southern food.

Deen tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that she first discovered some of those variations in her home state of Georgia.

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6:00am

Sun September 25, 2011
Author Interviews

'My Dyslexia' Didn't Keep Poet From A Pulitzer

How did someone who didn't learn to read until he was 11 years old come to be a professional poet? The man who poses this question is also the one who can answer it. Host Audie Cornish talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Phil Shultz about his new memoir, My Dyslexia.

6:00am

Sat September 24, 2011

3:57pm

Sun September 4, 2011
Author Interviews

A 'Showdown' That Changed Football's Racial History

Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947. But it wasn't until 1962 that the last NFL franchise integrated — the Washington Redskins.

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