Booksburgh http://wesa.fm en Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Andrea Laurion http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-andrea-laurion <p>Writer, improviser, and performer Andrea Laurion lives in Bloomfield. She talks with 90.5 WESA Morning Edition host Josh Raulerson about the inspiration she receives from reading non-fiction narratives. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:20:28 +0000 John Lavanga 13607 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Andrea Laurion Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh - Fawzi Haimor http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-fawzi-haimor <p>What does a good novel have in common with an orchestral score? Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor <strong>Fawzi Haimor</strong>, talking with 90.5 WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson, says, "more than you might think." In this week's edition of Speaking Volumes Fawzi Haimor discusses books that are music to his eyes. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:58:08 +0000 John Lavanga 12812 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh - Fawzi Haimor Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Steve Tuell http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-steve-tuell <p></p><p>Steve Tuell studies Hebrew and the Old Testament at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. As a theologian and a scholar of ancient languages, he has a special appreciation for the fantasy fiction of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Steve Tuell shares his current reading interests with 90.5 WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:06:23 +0000 Heather McClain 12024 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Steve Tuell Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Steve Sokol http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-steve-sokol <p></p><p>After stints in New York and Berlin <strong>Steve Sokol</strong> came to the Steel City to head the <a href="http://www.worldpittsburgh.org">World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh</a>. He talks with WESA Morning Edition host Josh Raulerson about his reading choices which, as you might expect from someone whose job addresses world affairs, includes books with an international focus.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:14:00 +0000 Katherine Blackley 11604 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Steve Sokol Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Tim Sweterlitsch http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-tim-sweterlitsch <p></p><p>Pittsburgh writer <strong>Tim Sweterlitsch</strong> talks with WESA Morning Edition host Josh Raulerson about his wide-ranging interests in fiction. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:25:17 +0000 Heather McClain 11167 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Gary Terner http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-gary-terner <p></p><p>Mt. Lebanon resident Gery Terner was blown away by the new short story collection from George Saunders.</p><p>New York Times Magazine calls <a href="http://catalog.einetwork.net/search%7ES1?/ttenth+of+december/ttenth+of+december/1%2C1%2C2%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=ttenth+of+december+stories&amp;1%2C%2C2"><em>Tenth of December</em></a> the best book you'll read this year. Is it really worth the hype?</p><p>"Yeah, I think so," says Terner</p><p>He tells WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson what he found so impressive about the stories. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 10673 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Gary Terner Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Lori Jakiela http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-lori-jakiela <p></p><p>WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson interviews poet, memoirist and devotee of sparse, unsentimental prose, <a href="http://ljwritesbooks.com/"><strong>Lori Jakiela</strong></a> about her reading selections. Fri, 24 May 2013 22:07:34 +0000 Heather McClain 10191 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Lori Jakiela Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Patrick Dowd http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-patrick-dowd <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pittsburgh City Councilman </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Patrick Dowd</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> started out as a historian and while he's no longer in academia his reading still reflects that background. Dowd talks with </span>WESA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Morning Edition Host </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Josh Raulerson</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about his&nbsp; reading selections which include historical nonfiction mixed with fiction "with a historical bent."</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 13:20:39 +0000 Heather McClain 9922 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Patrick Dowd Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Jayne Adair http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-jayne-adair <p></p><p><a href="http://www.pittsburghlectures.org/index.php">Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures </a>Executive Director <strong>Jayne Adair</strong>'s reading list is as rich and varied as her schedule of speakers. She shares some powerful book ideas this week with WESA host <a href="http://www.wesa.fm/people/josh-raulerson">Josh Raulerson</a>.</p><blockquote><p><em><strong>RZA's talking about how sometimes you just really do need to raise a ruckus! </strong></em></p><p><em><strong>-Jayne Adair on <a href="http://catalog.einetwork.net/search%7ES1/?searchtype=t&amp;searcharg=tao+of+wu&amp;searchscope=1&amp;sortdropdown=-&amp;SORT=D&amp;extended=0&amp;SUBMIT=Search&amp;searchlimits=&amp;searchorigarg=aphilbrick">The Tao Wu</a></strong></em></p></blockquote><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 22:31:44 +0000 Heather McClain 9472 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Jayne Adair Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh:Matthias Sundberg http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburghmatthias-sundberg <p><strong>Matthias Sundberg</strong> of Point Breeze say he enjoys action and adventure stories tinged with social realism. WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson talks with Sundberg about hurricanes, swashbuckling and a Street Angel. Mon, 06 May 2013 21:59:12 +0000 Heather McClain 9086 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh:Matthias Sundberg Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Mary Calland http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-mary-calland <p></p><p>Writer and Mt. Lebanon resident <strong>Mary Frailey Calland</strong> does intensive research for her <a href="http://74.220.215.227/~maryfrai/">Civil War era novels</a>. In between deep dives in the archives she reads contemporary fiction. She talks with&nbsp; WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson about her reading selections. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:02 +0000 Heather McClain 8706 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Mary Calland Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Dr. Mario Fischetti http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-dr-mario-fischetti <p>Dr. Mario Fischetti&nbsp;is a clinical psychologist with the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, and the moderator of its ongoing <a href="http://www.pghpsa.org/public-events-and-continuing-education/">"Reading Fiction with Freud"</a> discussion series. He talks to WESA host Josh Raulerson about neuroses in novels.<br> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:43:54 +0000 Heather McClain 7897 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Dr. Mario Fischetti Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Katie Bates http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-katie-bates <p></p><p>As a civil engineer, and as a reader of fiction, <strong>Katie Bates</strong> is interested in "why people act the way they do." She talks with 90.5 WESA Morning Edition host, Josh Raulerson about her reading choices, from Anne Applebaum to Tom Vanderbilt. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 7493 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Katie Bates