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One Good Deed

Jul 26, 2019

  #1 NY Times David Baldacci talks about his latest, One Good Deed. We talk writing and how he feels about hitting the big screen.

One Little Secret

Jul 22, 2019
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  Author Cate Holahan writes the electric Hamptons' thriller, One Little Secret.

Subconscious Power

Jun 28, 2019

  Author Kimberly Freidmutter joins the show to talk about her latest work, Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You've Always Wanted.

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The nation observed President's Day Monday, February 18th. We talk with presidential historian and author H.W. Brands who recently visited Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies presenting Comedian-in-Chief: What Presidents' Humor Says About Them, and About Us.

Brands explores the importance of humor and likeability among American leaders beginning with the seriousness of President George Washington to President Donald Trump.

President Ronald Reagan with the Sand Diego chicken
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Presidential historian and author H.W. Brands was guest of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies.

His presentation Comedian-in-Chief: What Presidents' Humor Says About Them, and About Us begins with the seriousness of President George Washington to President Donald Trump.

John Meacham speaking at GVSU Eberhard Center
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Presidential historian John Meacham, author of the recently released book “The Soul of America” visited Grand Valley State University in partnership with the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Meacham explains the political rancor permeating American society is nothing new offering a way forward. 

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The midterm elections are in less than three weeks. As the political divide widens, one author and political historian visited Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies explaining American Conservatism and Populism in the Age of Trump.

“What’s going on with conservatism today? There’s a sense of great turbulence and dispute and so forth.”

George Nash is a historian of American conservatism and author of The Conservative Intellectual Movement in American since 1945. 

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Grand Rapid’s Richard M. DeVos, co-founder of Amway, NBA team owner and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has died at the age of 92.

Richard M. DeVos was an entrepreneur who, with boyhood friend Jay Van Andel, pioneered direct selling in 1949 when they invested $49 distributing Nutrilite vitamins. That would lead to the creation of Amway in 1959 selling an all-purpose cleaner. Nearly six decades later it is a multi-billion dollar international corporation.

The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
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What were the factors leading up to the Flint Water crisis? In part one of a two part interview I talk with Anna Clark, she’s the author of the new book The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy. I asked what drew her to tell this story?

Author Scott Devon

Jul 19, 2018

Grand Rapidian Author Scott Devon writes a book about life after death, The Second Death, filled with classic rock and roll references, wit and charm. We talk to Scott.

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