Portrait of author David Quammen

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September 21, 2015 - Longer Listen

Author David Quammen Speaking On U Of I Campus Monday

Author David Quammen is speaking on the University of Illinois campus.  Quammen is the author of the award-winning book “Spillover” about the spread of viruses such as H-I-V and Ebola from animals to humans. 


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July 17, 2015 - Longer Listen

Agriculture Will Return To ‘The Land Of Milk And Uncle Honey”

Alan Guebert has written a syndicated newspaper column about agriculture for about 20 years. Several of those columns have recounted what life was like on the “Southern Illinois dairy farm of his youth” – near St. Louis – and the beloved great uncle who came to “help.” At his daughter’s suggestion, the two of them have gathered those stories into a book, The Land of Milk And Uncle Honey. 


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May 28, 2015 - Longer Listen

To Write Love On Her Arms Founder Says Help Is Necessary

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, which helps people with depression, substance abuse, and self-injury. He has released a new book, If You Feel Too Much, and will be speaking in Chicago on June 8th. He talked with us about his non-profit, the movie based off his original short story, and more.