Prayer has been part of our culture since the dawn of civilization. A new book examines the role prayer has played in history from the ancient world to the modern era. Author and historian Jean-Pierre Isbouts discusses his latest book Ten Prayers That Changed the World with WSIU's Jeff Williams for this edition of In The Author's Voice.
Isbouts is a doctoral professor at Fielding Graduate University. Ten Prayers That Changed the World is published by National Geographic.
Chicago during the dawn of the Roaring Twenties was a time of unregulated madness. Writer Dean Jobb tells the story of a smooth talking lawyer named Leo Koretz who used his charisma to entice people to invest millions of dollars in a pyramid scheme rivaling the modern day exploits of Bernie Madoff.
WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Jobb about the book in this edition of In The Author's Voice.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that kids miss 22-million school days each year due to colds. If you are a parent or grandparent of school aged kids, you know we are in the middle of cough and cold season. Dr. Laurence Flint is a pediatrician and helped author a recent survey by the National Association of School Nurses that examines how parents approach their child's illness. WSIU's Jeff Williams talked with Flint about the survey and what parents need to know about keeping thier children healthy during cold season.
The National Cancer Institute estimates there will be 1.6 Million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the United States during 2016. About 40% of all men and women will experience some form of cancer during their lifetime. Two nurses who run the cancer answer line at Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute are out with a new book that is based on more than 15-years of helping cancer patients and their families. The book, is The Complete Cancer Organizer. Advanced Practice Nurse and book co-author Jamie Schwachter recently talked with WSIU's Jeff Williams for this edition of
How safe are you or your information in today's interconnected cyber world? Author and security expert Marc Goodman explores those questions in his recent book Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World. Goodman's book is now out in paperback. WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Goodman for this edition of In The Author's Voice.
The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says some 28% of adults in the United States drink enough to put them at risk of dependency or other alcohol related abuses. A new book takes an alternative approach to recovery from alcohol addiction that is different from the traditional 12-step process. The authors are Jack Canfield who created the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and recovery expert Dave Andrews. WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Andrews for this edition of In The Author's Voice.
Author Colleen Coble is back with the next installment in her Sunset Cove series. Mermaid Moon is out in paperback this week. Readers get introduced to Mallory Davis as she returns to her Maine home for the first time in 15 years. WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Coble for this edition of In The Author's Voice.
Imagine a time in the not to distant future when Alzheimer's no longer exists. The search for the fountain of youth has largely been a work of science fiction. But science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough. Dr. Michael Fossel is a physician and an expert in the science of cell aging and human aging. WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Dr. Fossel about his book The Telomerase Revolution for this edition of In The Author's Voice.
In this edition of In The Author's Voice, WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with author, journalist and Salon founder David Talbot about his latest book The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government.
In The Author's Voice is a regular feature on wsiunews.org and is a listener supported service of Southern Illinois University.
With medical marijuana now legally available in Illinois, the state's pilot program is hitting full stride. In fact, according to national statistics, 23 states and the District of Columbia have some form of legal marijuana usage.
As the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Paris continues to unfold, Canadian journalist and military historian Gwynne Dyer suggests the western world and specifically the United States does not need to be overly concerned with the rise of the so called "Islamic State." For this edition of In The Author's Voice, WSIU's Jeff Williams talked with Dyer about his new book Don't Panic: ISIS, Terror and Today's Middle East. The conversation was recorded just days before the the November 13th terrorist attack in Paris.
A column in the Atlantic by Educator, author and writer Jessica Lahey on over-parenting and why parents should let their children fail generated overwhelming response. Her new book The Gift of Failure examines what parents should know in order to help their children succeed. Lahey recently talked with WSIU's Jeff Williams for this edition of In The Author's Voice.
Weather patterns are shifting, ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. Climate change is the subject of the November issue of National Geographic magazine. The entire issues is dedicated to exploring the issue as well as examining remedial actions. WSIU's Jeff Williams talks with National Geographic magazine's Dennis Dimick for this edition of In The Author's Voice. You can view the online edition here.
This week marks the 10th Anniversary of the Killer Nashville Writers' Conference. To commemorate the milestone a new anthology of mystery and horror short stories written by more than a dozen conference participants is now on bookshelves. WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with conference organizer Clay Stafford about "Killer Nashville Noir-Cold Blooded" for this edition of In The Author's Voice.
Author and educator Rick Niece reflects on life growing up in a small Ohio town and his journey back in his latest book Side-Yard Superhero: Life Lessons from an Unlikely Teacher. WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Niece about the book in this edition of In The Author's Voice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.