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ulitzer Prize winning journalist Connie Schultz speaks at the Human Rights Campaign Cleveland Dinner Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.
Phil Long / Associated Press

This episode originally aired on September 15, 2020.

The plight of working-class families, and the women who quietly raise them, take center stage in a new novel set in 1950s Ohio.

Classified as fiction but rooted in reality, The Daughters of Erietown spans generations and reflects the gender inequality, class struggles and racism through the experiences of one Midwest family.

Connie Schultz On 'The Daughters Of Erietown'

Sep 15, 2020
ulitzer Prize winning journalist Connie Schultz speaks at the Human Rights Campaign Cleveland Dinner Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.
Phil Long / Associated Press

The plight of working-class families, and the women who quietly raise them, take center stage in a new novel set in 1950s Ohio.

Classified as fiction but rooted in reality, The Daughters of Erietown spans generations and reflects the gender inequality, class struggles and racism through the experiences of one Midwest family.

An excerpt from 'Kent State: Four Dead In Ohio' by graphic novelist Derf Backderf.
Abrams Books

Fifty years ago, the Ohio National Guard killed four unarmed Kent State students during a peace rally opposing the expansion of the Vietnam War. While it triggered massive outrage on campuses across the country, a Gallup poll the next day found nearly 60% of Americans blamed the students.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Aug 7, 2020
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One activity that’s been largely untouched by the pandemic is reading. It has been a soothing ritual for families, a needed connection between teachers and students, and a pleasurable escape in trying times. 

The Ohio Prison Fire

Aug 5, 2020
Rescue workers aid fire victims at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio on April 21, 1930. More than 300 persons, mostly inmates, perished in the fire.
Associated Press

This episode originally aired on December 5, 2019.

On Easter Monday in 1930, a fire trapped hundreds of inmates in the aging Ohio Penitentiary just minutes after they returned to their cells after a holiday supper.

What remains the deadliest prison fire in American history claimed the lives of 320 men who hailed from every corner of the country and beyond.

The Ohio Prison Fire

Jul 8, 2020
Rescue workers aid fire victims at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio on April 21, 1930. More than 300 persons, mostly inmates, perished in the fire.
Associated Press

This episode originally aired on December 5, 2019.

On Easter Monday in 1930, a fire trapped hundreds of inmates in the aging Ohio Penitentiary just minutes after they returned to their cells after a holiday supper.

What remains the deadliest prison fire in American history claimed the lives of 320 men who hailed from every corner of the country and beyond.

Life In A Cleveland Steel Mill

Jul 7, 2020
Cleveland steel mill
Amazon

This episode originally aired on March 9, 2020.

Eliese Goldbach never dreamt that the ArcelorMittal steel mill she passed often as a child growing up in Cleveland would one day be her workplace.

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What is it about outbreak stories that capture the popular imagination?

Life In A Cleveland Steel Mill

Mar 9, 2020
Cleveland steel mill
Amazon

Eliese Goldbach never dreamt that the ArcelorMittal steel mill she passed often as a child growing up in Cleveland would one day be her workplace.

Updated Friday at 6:23 p.m. ET

On Friday afternoon, Hachette Book Group announced publicly and to its employees that it will not publish Woody Allen's memoir, Apropos of Nothing, as planned next month.

In a statement to NPR, the publisher said: "Hachette Book Group has decided that it will not publish Woody Allen's memoir A Propos of Nothing, originally scheduled for sale in April 2020, and will return all rights to the author."

All Sides Weekend: Books

Feb 28, 2020
Shelves of books.
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s latest quick picks and more.

Independent bookstores aren’t just back, they’re thriving. As other small retailers struggle to compete with big box stores and online shoppers, how do indie booksellers continue to attract and maintain a loyal base of customers?

All Sides Weekend: Books

Jan 24, 2020
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s latest quick picks and more.

How To Raise A Reader

Jan 24, 2020
MaxPixel

The challenge of raising a reader have changed in the digital age, when children have multiple distractions at their fingertips.

One free book, every month, until a child's fifth birthday — that's what Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine is promising Cuyahoga County children with the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library Program, announced Monday morning at the Warrensville Heights library. 

Every child under the age of 5 in Cuyahoga County can be enrolled in the program. There are about 75,000 eligible children in Cuyahoga County.

"It brings me a lot of joy to think that these kids are going to really have the gift of books and all of the things that that means for them," DeWine said. 

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