CapRadio Reads Host Donna Apidone reflects on some of the books she read and authors she spoke with in 2021, including Kate Washington, Hank Shaw and Tamara Payne.
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LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Racism is not inevitable. We can train ourselves to see each other differently. By understanding the history of racism, and our part in it, we can improve our society, especially if we can learn to practice "Radical Empathy."
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
We are in a climate emergency and scientists say we have 10 years to stop our environment’s current rate of decline. Environmental lawyer Abigail Dillen contributed an essay to “All We Can Save,” an anthology of encouragement and solutions.
Monday, August 30, 2021
The Jack Reacher series has a new steward. Creator Lee Child has handed off the popular action thriller to his brother, Andrew Child. Will the change in authorship be noticeable to fans through the actions of the bigger-than-life character?
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Kate Washington became a caregiver in her forties when her husband was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She details her journey in "Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America." The book offers comfort and resources to other caregivers.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
To truly appreciate a fish dinner, you have to catch the fish, clean it, prepare it and pair it with the right sides. Hank Shaw does more than just cook, he creates experiences. His latest book, “Hook, Line and Supper,” delivers on the art of fish.
Friday, June 18, 2021
It’s been 50 years since the Community of Writers’ first poetry workshop in the Sierra. In that time, hundreds of talented writers have visited the Olympic Valley of the Sierra Nevada to hone and share their craft. A new anthology honors that work.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Grace Talusan was sexually assaulted by a guest in her home. It began when she was a child and continued for seven years. As she grew up, Talusan discovered that writing about her experience in “The Body Papers” could help other people, too.
Monday, March 22, 2021
Lan Cao witnessed the horrors of war as a child in Vietnam. She found success as an adult in the U.S., but the years didn’t erase her trauma. Turns out, the one person who could empathize was her daughter, Harlan Van Cao.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Malcolm X is well-known as a leader of the Black Power movement of the 1960s. Journalist Les Payne and co-author Tamara Payne uncover new aspects to his personality in the book “The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X.”