In The Author's Voice

In the Author's Voice is a regular web feature of WSIU Public Radio.  WSIU hosts talk with local and national Author's about their works.

Local Host(s): 
Jeff Williams, Jennifer Fuller
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Health & Medicine
7:00 am
Tue May 26, 2015

High Science: Medical Marijuana

A Seattle cannabis worker cradles the resin-dusted bud of a strain called Blueberry Cheesecake
Lynn Johnson/National Geographic

Illinois and 22 other states allow the medical use of marijuana. The origin of cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to the healers of ancient China. But what do we really know about the science of marijuana? Despite the fact that marijuana has been around for centuries very little scientific research has been conducted.  

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In the Author's Voice
8:30 am
Thu April 30, 2015

John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away

History Publishing

April marks the 150th Anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Most school children learn about the escapades of John Wilkes Booth and his assignation of President Lincoln during a performance at Ford's Theater on April 15, 1865.   But most people probably don't recognize the name John Surratt; let alone his connection to the conspiracy that ended in the death of the country's 16th president.

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In The Author's Voice
9:09 am
Thu January 22, 2015

In The Author's Voice: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight To Extinction

Author: Joel Greenberg
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Science
9:15 am
Fri December 5, 2014

In The Author's Voice: The Butterflies of Illinois

Photo by Kevin Boucher
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In the Author's Voice
8:14 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving: A History of Food & Culture

CBS

On this Thanksgiving holiday we pause to give thanks and reflect on the culture and tradition of Thanksgiving.  

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with writer and blogger Rebecca Rupp about her recent work on the National Geographic Channel's new miniseries Eat: The Story of Food.

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In the Author's Voice
2:53 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

You Are Not Special and Other Encouragements: David McCullough

You Are Not Special and Other Encouragements by David McCullough, Jr.

Welcome to this edition of In the Author's Voice!  In the spring of 2012 a commencement speech given by high school English teacher David McCullough, Jr. went viral.  

His message to the graduating class: 'you are not special.' That speech is now the basis of a new book.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with McCullough about his view of the student experience and his new book You Are Not Special and Other Encouragements.

In the Author's Voice is a listener supported service of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and WSIU Radio.

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In the Author's Voice
6:14 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Bliss House: Laura Benedict

Credit Pegasus Books

Acclaimed Novelist Laura Benedict is a southern Illinois based writer.  Her latest work, Bliss House, was just released.  She is a self-described author of "dark suspense."  

In this edition of In the Author's Voice, WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with Benedict about her new book and how she got started writing scary novels...

Bliss House is now in bookstores. 

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In the Author's Voice
10:26 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: George Jelinek

Professor George Jelinek talks about his experience and research with Multiple Sclerosis.

George Jelinek was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999 at the age of 45.  The Australian Professor of Emergency Medicine has been successful at using dietary and lifestyle changes to successfully manage his MS. 

Jelinek is the author of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery and Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis.  He talks about his personal experience with MS and his research for this edition of In the Author's Voice.

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In the Author's Voice
5:24 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Kate DiCamillo: Flora & Ulysses

Candlewick Press

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with children's author Kate DiCamillo about her latest novel for young readers Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

In The Author's Voice is a listener supported service of WSIU Radio and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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In The Author's Voice
10:34 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Second Firsts: Christina Rasmussen

Author Christina Rasmussen is a crisis intervention counselor.  Her book Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again is now out in paperback.  In this edition of In The Author's Voice, WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with Rasmussen about her book and the personal experience that helped shape her philosophy on dealing with loss.

In The Author's Voice is a listener supported service of WSIU Radio and Southern Illinois University.

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