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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 2018, along with some of the books that featured prominently in those individual shows. Episodes of That’s What She Wrote are also archived, so followers can listen to them again later.

All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked 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.

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

December 16th, 2018

Our Favorite Picture Books with Peggy Lange, TBAE

Titles discussed in this episode: [yet to be listed].

November 4th, 2018

The Art of Memoir with Betty Levitov, author of Africa on Six Wheels: A Memoir

Titles discussed in this episode: Africa on Six Wheels: A Memoir by Betty Levitov; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou; The Liar’s Club and The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr; Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast; Hunger by Roxane Gay.

September 23rd, 2018

Celebrating Banned Books Week with A Novel Idea manager Katherine Bergstrom

Titles discussed in this episode: Defending Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books by Pat Scales, Books Under Fire: A Hit List of Banned and Challenged Children’s Books by Pat Scales, and several of the “banned or challenged” titles that appeared on the Great American Read list of 100 American novels:  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, and The Giver by Lois Lowry. Also: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

August 12th, 2018

Run for It – Women in Politics with Nebraska Appleseed’s Nebraska Is Home Program Coordinator, Christa Yoakum

Titles discussed in this episode: Mayor Helen Boosalis: My Mother’s Life in Politics by Beth Boosalis Davis, What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton, This Fight is our Fight and A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren and Don’t Just March, Run for Something by Amanda Litman.

July 8th, 2018

Get Graphic with Graphic Novelist Andrea Davis

Titles discussed in this episode: Dangerous Drawings, an issue of RE/Search, about the place of graphic novels. From there, we went on to discuss a variety of Historical, Autobiographical/Memoir, and traditional/non-traditional Superhero graphic novels, including: Maus by Art Spiegelman, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, March by John Lewis, Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel, Hyperbole & a Half by Alie Brosch, and Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson.

June 3rd, 2018

Young Adult Literature with Irving Middle School Media Specialist Jen Cejda

Titles discussed in this episode: Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, The Hate You Give by Rachel Thomas, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina, Steelheart series by Brandon Sanderson, False Prince series by Jennifer Nielson, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, the mythology novels of Rick Riordan, Freya by Matthew Laurence. Some “historical fiction” titles mentioned include: Librarian at Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe, Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen, Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, Refugee by Alan Gratz. For more good reading suggestions, see Mrs. Cejda’s Book Blog.

May 20th, 2018

Wanderlust with Peace Corps Volunteers & Travelers Becki Roberts & Marcia White

Titles discussed in this episode: The Nature of Home: Lexicon and Essays by Lisa Knopp,  Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert,  West With the Night by Beryl Markham,  Wild by Cheryl Strayed,  A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird, and works by traveling journalist Emily Hahn.

April 15th, 2018

National Poetry Month with Nebraska State Poet Twyla Hansen

Titles discussed in this episode: Potato Soup, How to Live in the Heartland and Rock, Tree, Bird — all poetry collections from Twyla Hansen, herself.

March 4th, 2018

Paper or Plastic: Books Made Into Movies, with Film Buff Michael Henry

Titles discussed in this episode: On the afternoon of the annual Oscars broadcast, Cinnamon chatted with film buff Michael Henry about: Personal History by Katherine Graham, who was the publisher of The Washington Post when The Pentagon Papers was published — events shown in Oscar-nominated The Post. Also discussed: Wonder by R.J. Palacio, adapted to an Oscar-nominated film by Stephen Chbosky, who also wrote The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Murder on the Orient Express, in its three best-known screen adaptations — 2017’s version with Kenneth Branagh, 1974’s version with Albert Finney, and 2010’s TV version starring David Suchet.

February 11th, 2018

Crucial Conversations with Planned Parenthood’s Public Affairs Manager & Mother of Daughters, Meg Mikolaczyk

Titles discussed in this episode: This episode had to be cancelled due to illness.

January 21st, 2018

Soul Soothing with therapist Mary Kay Wood.

Titles discussed in this episode: Byron Katie: I Need Your Love – Is that True?; Marianne Williamson: The Illuminata and Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles; Brené Brown: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent & Lead, Rising Strong, I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think” to “I Am Enough”, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging & the Courage to Stand Alone.

We also were able to mention a few others: Cheri Huber’s There is Nothing Wrong With You, Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Jen Sincero’s You Are A Badass.

Forthcoming Episodes:

2019 schedule coming soon…:

Past Years: 2017 | 2016

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