We talk with Eric Berkowitz about his book Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire, which examines how laws have dealt with the issue of sex since ancient times.
Also this week we welcome back to the studio Julie Kramer, who will be talking about her newest thriller, Shunning Sarah. This time, her protagonist Riley Spartz is faced with the mystery of a dead Amish woman, who ends up in a sinkhole in southeastern Minnesota.
We chat with young adult author and librarian James Klise and educator Catherine Kelly of St. Catherine University about censorship and controversy in young adult literature. James will discuss his controversial debut novel for teens Love Drugged and his own experiences selecting books, and Catherine will discuss her previous work as a middle school teacher and now as an educator of pre-service teachers and librarians.
We talk with Arnold Alanen, author of Finns in Minnesota. Arnold Alanan is a professor emeritus of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has written extensively on landscape history, vernacular architecture, settlement patterns of Finnish American, and cultural resource preservation.
We speak with Sam Weller, the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury, about his new book Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, which he co-edited with Mort Castle. He is also the author of The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, and Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews.