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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.

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What does a good novel have in common with an orchestral score? Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Fawzi Haimor, 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.

Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Steve Tuell

Jun 24, 2013
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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.

Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Steve Sokol

Jun 18, 2013
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After stints in New York and Berlin Steve Sokol came to the Steel City to head the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. 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.

Pittsburgh writer Tim Sweterlitsch talks with WESA Morning Edition host Josh Raulerson about his wide-ranging interests in fiction.

Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Gary Terner

Jun 3, 2013
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Mt. Lebanon resident Gery Terner was blown away by the new short story collection from George Saunders.

New York Times Magazine calls Tenth of December the best book you'll read this year. Is it really worth the hype?

"Yeah, I think so," says Terner

He tells WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson what he found so impressive about the stories.

Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Lori Jakiela

May 24, 2013
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WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson interviews poet, memoirist and devotee of sparse, unsentimental prose, Lori Jakiela about her reading selections.

Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Patrick Dowd

May 21, 2013
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Pittsburgh City Councilman Patrick Dowd started out as a historian and while he's no longer in academia his reading still reflects that background. Dowd talks with WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson about his  reading selections which include historical nonfiction mixed with fiction "with a historical bent."

Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Jayne Adair

May 13, 2013
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Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures Executive Director Jayne Adair's reading list is as rich and varied as her schedule of speakers. She shares some powerful book ideas this week with WESA host Josh Raulerson.

RZA's talking about how sometimes you just really do need to raise a ruckus!

-Jayne Adair on The Tao Wu

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Matthias Sundberg 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.

Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Mary Calland

Apr 29, 2013
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Writer and Mt. Lebanon resident Mary Frailey Calland does intensive research for her Civil War era novels. In between deep dives in the archives she reads contemporary fiction. She talks with  WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson about her reading selections.

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Dr. Mario Fischetti is a clinical psychologist with the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, and the moderator of its ongoing "Reading Fiction with Freud" discussion series. He talks to WESA host Josh Raulerson about neuroses in novels.

Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Katie Bates

Apr 8, 2013
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As a civil engineer, and as a reader of fiction, Katie Bates 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.