Category Archives: Katherine Zoepf

Three Female Authors

           During the last 12 months or more, it has been so hard to not do a show with some kind of reference to Trump. For this edition of Life Elsewhere, we are taking a break from another search for a clever, witty take on the absurdity that is Trump, instead, we present three female authors with three must-read books.

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You Cannot Open A Book Without Learning Something*

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. Take a look at the photo above, it shows

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Listen To Life Elsewhere On Demand At WMNF

Did you miss Norman B’s poignant recollections and interviews with the sadly departed David Bowie? Perhaps you forgot to tune in to hear award-winning author, Colin Woodard talk about his timely new book, American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good. Or, were you distracted when Robert Hunziker a freelance writer and environmental journalist insisted the next Presidential election will be the most important in

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The Secret Lives Of Young Arab Women

A young Syrian woman is brutally murdered by her brother, because she had sex outside of marriage. In Lebanon, women resolute to appear virginal undergo genital reconstruction surgery. A network of secret, women-only prayer groups gather to promote an Islamic revival. These are just some of the disquieting stories from a hidden world, too often misunderstood, reported in fascinating detail

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