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KZUM: That’s What She Wrote


Lincoln’s A Novel Idea Bookstore owner Cinnamon Dokken is the host of That’s What She Wrote, a monthly literary discussion show about female authors and literary issues related to women, which airs on KZUM (89.3 FM in the Lincoln area). That’s What She Wrote airs one Sunday per month at 12:30-1:00 p.m., as part of the larger weekly series, The Wimmins’ Show, hosted by Deb Andersen.

Dokken features a literary guest in each episode, and the two will hold a discussion about the given month’s specific theme, as part of a broader back-and-forth talk.

The following is a listing of the guests featured in episodes of That’s What She Wrote during 2019, along with some of the books that featured prominently in those individual shows. Episodes of That’s What She Wrote are also archived by KZUM on SoundCloud, so followers can listen to them again later.

All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hot-linked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider suggesting it as a purchase via our Suggest-a-Title online form, or ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

Click here to visit A Novel Idea’s “That’s What She Wrote” information page

Podcast recordings of “That’s What She Wrote” on SoundCloud

January 21st, 2019

Women Rowing North with author Mary Pipher.

Titles discussed in this episode: Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher. Also mentioned: Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Measure of My Days by Florida Scott Maxwell.

February 17th, 2019

Love, Life and Motherhood, with Lincoln Mayoral candidate Leirion Gaylor Baird.

Titles discussed in this episode: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, The Box Car Children and Surprise Island and The Yellow House Mystery all by Gertrude Chandler Warner, The Secret Garden and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The World is Waiting for You: Graduation Speeches to Live By from Activists, Writers and Visionaries, The Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling, the Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins (as audiobooks), A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, hardback dictionaries, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, When Life Gives You LuluLemons by Lauren Weisberger, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, The Sense of an Ending and The Only Story by Julian Barnes.

March 24th: Paper or Plastic – Books made into movies with Feminist Film Night mothers Melissa Landis and Katie Graf [did not air]

April 28th, 2019

National Poetry Month with Grace Bauer.

Titles discussed in this episode: The Women at the Well: Poems and a Revelation by Grace Bauer, Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, edited by Grace Bauer.

May 19th, 2019

Culturally Responsive Reading and Book Clubs with Cara Morgenson.

Titles discussed in this episode: How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, No Citizen Left Behind by Meira Levinson, Transitions: The Development of Children of Immigrants by Carola Suárez-Orozco, Mona M. Abo-Zena, et al., White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and an essay about The Help in Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.

June 16th, 2019

Zines, with former “Feedback” zine editor Angela Hatcher.

Titles discussed in this episode: Angela Hatcher’s zine Feedback (1992-1997), Common Sense by Thomas Paine, Zines, Volume I & II (published by RESearch), The Riot Grrrl Collection by Lisa Darms (samples of zines from the ’80’s & 90’s), Notes from the Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture by Stephen Duncombe (2014). Broken Pencil is a great resource for all things zine and has a schedule of festivals and events. Omaha has a Zine Festival: Omaha Zine Fest and mark your calendars for March 2020.

July 21st, 2019

Teen Reads with Lincoln East High School media specialist Alexandra Ball.

Titles discussed in this episode: T.B.A.


[no episode scheduled — taking a break!]

September 22nd, 2019

Banned Books Week with librarian Vicki Woods

Titles discussed in this episode: [not yet available]

Forthcoming Episodes:

October 6th: Marthaellen Florence of NET

November 3rd: Women in the Military with veteran Kristina Scott

December 15th: Get Graphic, Part 2 with Andrea Davis and Reggie Graham

Past Years: 2018 | 2017 | 2016

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