Books http://wypr.org en "The Pearl That Broke Its Shell" http://wypr.org/post/pearl-broke-its-shell <div>"The Pearl that Broke Its Shell" is the first novel by Dr. Nadia&nbsp;Hashimi, a pediatrician who lives and practices in Potomac, Maryland.&nbsp;Hashimi’s&nbsp;parents came to the U.S. from &nbsp;Afghanistan in the&nbsp;1970s, before the Soviet invasion, before the aftermath of 9/11 that has shaped the last decade. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. &nbsp;</span>Hashimi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; joins&nbsp;</span>Sheilah<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Kast<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on the line from Washington.</span></div><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 12:45:06 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 13702 at http://wypr.org "The Pearl That Broke Its Shell" Where New York Mafia and Gay Nightlife Meet http://wypr.org/post/where-new-york-mafia-and-gay-nightlife-meet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alexander </span>Hortis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a lawyer who lives in Baltimore, who has studied the Mafia for many years, and who’s published several articles about the long reach of La </span>Cosa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Nostra<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in virtually every aspect of life in New York, and elsewhere. &nbsp;In his new book, </span><a href="http://www.alexhortis.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">"The Mob and The City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York,"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> he argues that much of what we think we know about the mob is simply part of a mythology that has been fueled over decades by self-serving autobiographers and Hollywood. He talks about it with Tom Hall.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:45:06 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 12673 at http://wypr.org Where New York Mafia and Gay Nightlife Meet The Life and Music of Duke Ellington http://wypr.org/post/life-and-music-duke-ellington <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Terry </span>Teachout<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the drama critic for the Wall Street Journal. &nbsp;He’s also a jazz musician, and the author of several books. &nbsp;In 2009, he published a highly regarded biography of </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Pops-A-Life-Louis-Armstrong/dp/B004H8GM2G" style="line-height: 1.5;">Louis Armstrong</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and last year he released a beautifully written and insightful biography of Duke Ellington. &nbsp;It's called "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington." &nbsp;Terry </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teachout</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins Tom Hall on the line from New York.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 10593 at http://wypr.org The Life and Music of Duke Ellington The Scandalous Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay http://wypr.org/post/scandalous-life-edna-st-vincent-millay <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Erika&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Robuck</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who lives in Annapolis, has made a specialty of weaving fictional plots around the real lives of literary giants of the early&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">20th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;century. &nbsp;Her latest is a book called&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.erikarobuck.com/Fallen-Beauty.html">Fallen Beauty</a>,</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a novel that traces the life of poet Edna St. Vincent</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Millay</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the third woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry.</span> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:55:47 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Stephanie Hughes 9592 at http://wypr.org The Scandalous Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay How Working with the Dead Affects Your View of the Living http://wypr.org/post/how-working-dead-affects-your-view-living <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before her mid-20s, Sheri Booker already had worked for nine years in the Albert P. Wyle Funeral Home. &nbsp;She started at 15 with a summer job answering phones and, as she says, Baby-sitting bodies. Over the years the job turned into a lot more, and Sheri Booker has written about it all in her memoir, </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sheri-Booker/e/B00BW57IXE/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><em>Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home</em>.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:55:56 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Stephanie Hughes 9409 at http://wypr.org How Working with the Dead Affects Your View of the Living "Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore" http://wypr.org/post/race-class-power-and-organizing-east-baltimore <div>Our first two guests, when Maryland Morning launched almost eight years ago, were the then-CEO of the&nbsp;East Baltimore Development, Incorporated – and the community activist who was leading the charge to make sure that the people who had lived in Middle East had a chance to work and live in the re-developed community.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That community activist is Dr. </span>Marisela<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gomez, who's speaking at the Pratt Central Library tonight.</span><br /> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:55:56 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 9215 at http://wypr.org "Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore"