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KZUM BookTalks – 2005


bgkzumFor several years, until 2009, panelists gathered each Wednesday evening on KZUM 89.3 FM to discuss contemporary and classic literature. As described on the radio station’s internet page at that time, “BookTalk on KZUM 89.3 is a variety show about books and stories on KZUM, Lincoln’s community radio station. Booktalkers are the people who love to read and love to talk about what we read. We interview authors, review best sellers and classics, read excerpts, and talk about the Web sites that book lovers are haunting.” Several library staff members have served as guests or hosts of these literary discussions at various times. New episodes aired every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. local time.

The following is a partial listing of books discussed on episodes of Booktalk during 2005, based on the information currently available. We will attempt to fill in the gaps in this listing as additional information is made available to us.

underconstruction250December 21, 2005

Title Discussed: The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion

Participants: Barb and Carol

December 7, 2005

Title Discussed: Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
by Anne Rice


November 16, 2005

Title Discussed: The Master
by Colm Toibin

Participants: Carol, Layne, John, Leslie

October 19, 2005

Title Discussed: Truth and Beauty
by Ann Patchett

Participants: Carol, Vickie, Kit and John

September 21, 2005

Title Discussed: The Devil in the White City
by Eric Larson

Participants: Carol, Layne and Carlene

August 24, 2005

nswclogoReadings from Nebraska Summer Writers Conference


August 10, 2005

Title Discussed: The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

Participants: Kit, Mary Jo and John [Hosts], Fran Reinehr

July 13, 2005

Title Discussed: Sharing Good Times
by Jimmy Carter

Participants: Kit, Mary Jo, John [Hosts]

July 6, 2005

Title Discussed: Regarding the Sink
by Kate Klise

Participants: Sally [Host], Diane Henninger

June 29, 2005

Hot summer reads, including Dating Big Bird, Little Earthquakes, Blue Shoe, In Her Shoes, A Year of Pleasures, A Good Yarn, The Shop on Blossom Street, True Believer, The Center of Everything, Straight Man, The Position, Me & Emma, Lost in the Forest,

Participants: Kit and John [Hosts]

June 22, 2005

one book one lincoln c450The five One Book — One Lincoln 2005 finalists

Participants: Kit [Host], Marcy Graybill

June 15, 2005

Title Discussed: Hypocrite in a Poufy White Dress
by Susan Jane Gilman [B G420g]

Also discussed: Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World as a Smart-Mouth Goddess by the same author

Participants: Barbara [Host], Carol Swanson

June 8, 2005

nswclogoTaped author interview with Rita Mae Brown from Nebraska Summer Writers Conference 2004

Participants: John [Host], Rita Mae Brown

June 1, 2005

nswclogoJonis Agee discusses the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference

Participants: Kit and John [Hosts], Jonis Agee

May 25, 2005

Title Discussed: Big Jinny: The Story of a Grizzly Bear
by Frank Linderman

Participants: Sally [Host], Pam Scott

May 18, 2005

Title Discussed: The Mermaid Chair
by Sue Monk Kidd

Participants: Barbara [Host], Carol Swanson

May 11, 2005

Title Discussed: In the Electric Mist With the Confederate Dead
by James Lee Burke

Mayhem in the Midlands conference

Participants: Barbara [Host]

May 4, 2005

Title Discussed: Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson

Participants: Kit and John [Hosts], Fran, Mary Jo

April 27, 2005

Title Discussed: Chasing Vermeer
by Blue Balliett

Participants: Sally [Host], Mary Jackson

April 20, 2005

Title Discussed: My Antonia
by Willa Cather

One Book One Nebraska

Participants: Mary Jo [Host], Fran, Kit

April 13, 2005

Title Discussed: Dating is Murder
by Harley Jane Kozak

Taped author talk: Harley Jane Kozak

Participants: John [Host]

April 6, 2005

Title Discussed: Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Love Them
by Amy and David Goodman

Taped author interview: Amy Goodman

Participants: John and Kit [Hosts]

March 30, 2005

Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds — A discussion of the Lincoln City Libraries’ Summer Reading Program for Youth for the summer of 2005

Participants: Sally [Host]

March 23, 2005

Title Discussed: The Poetry Home Repair Manual
by Ted Kooser

Taped author event — Ted Kooser at Lee Booksellers, January 30, 2005

Participants: Mary Jo [Host]

March 2, 2005

Title Discussed: Bad Jews and Other Stories
by Gerald Shapiro


Participants: Kit [Host], Peter Reigert, Judith Slater

February 23, 2005

Title Discussed: The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
by Jane Smiley

Particpants: Sally [Host], Mary Jackson

February 16, 2005

Title Discussed: Ship Fever and Other Stories
by Andrea Barrett

Participants: Barbara [Host], Carol Swanson

February 9, 2005

Title Discussed: Bad Jews and Other Stories
by Gerald Shapiro

Also discussed: Little Men: Novellas and Stories
by Gerald Shapiro

Participants: Mary Jo [Host], Gerald Shapiro

February 2, 2005

Title Discussed: The Children’s Blizzard
by David Laskin

Taped event at Lee Booksellers from Jan 14 2005

Kit [Host]

January 26, 2005

Title Discussed: The Kingdom of the Golden Dragon
by Isabel Allende

Participants: Sally [Host], Nancy Smith

January 19, 2005

Title Discussed: Road Trip: Conversations With Writers
edited by Shelly Clark and Marjorie Saiser

Participants: Kit [Host], Marjorie Saiser

January 12, 2005

Title Discussed: Four Souls
by Louise Erdrich

Participants: Mary Jo [Host], Fran, Kit

January 5, 2005

Title Discussed: Broken For You
by Stephanie Kallos

Participants: Barbara [Host]

Other past KZUM Booktalk pages:

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