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Knox County Public Library offers more than one million books, periodicals, compact discs, films, audiobooks and downloadables through 19 locations across Tennessee's Knox County, including one of the premier historical and genealogical collections in the Southeast. The library's mission is to serve all residents as an educational, informational, recreational and cultural center through a wide variety of resources, services and programs. This archive collection features the library's podcasts. O...


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Knox County Public Library
Aug 28, 2019 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Melanie Mayes shares the alarm and urgency of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells in this episode of Books Sandwiched In, a program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee). She explains how the author brings stark realities of our future climate into terrifying focus—the fragility of our situation and the myriad ways that our ability to survive is endangered by the climate we are creating.
Topics: Climatic changes, Global warming, Environmental degradation, Human ecology
Knox County Public Library
Jul 24, 2019 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Mark McGrail discusses Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topic: Opioid abuse
Knox County Public Library
Jun 19, 2019 Knox County Public Library
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Dave Wells summarizes the key points of Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt by Arthur C. Brooks in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Political culture, Polarization (Social sciences)--United States
Knox County Public Library
May 22, 2019 Knox County Public Library
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Julie Gautreau discusses American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Prisons, Imprisonment
Knox County Public Library
Apr 24, 2019 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Maria Fernanda Campa considers the facts revealed in Saudi America: The Truth about Fracking and How It's Changing the World by Bethany McLean in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Petroleum industry and trade, Hydraulic fracturing
Knox County Public Library
Mar 27, 2019 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Kelsey Ellis discusses The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters by Robert Muir-Wood in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of the Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Natural disasters, Hazard mitigation, Environmental risk assessment
Knox County Public Library
Jan 23, 2019 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Zach McKenney appreciates Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennssee).
Topics: Economic conditions, Plant shutdowns, Displaced workers
Knox County Public Library
Nov 28, 2018 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Rocio Huet focuses on what's most important in her assessment of Natural Causes: an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer by Barbara Ehrenreich in this Books Sanwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Aging, Death
Knox County Public Library
Sep 28, 2018 Knox County Public Library
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Cliff Rodgers, Knox County Administrator of Elections, explains what happened when the county website was hacked during the May 2018 election, and what his employees do to protect the voting machines from tampering. These remarks are excerpts from a program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee) entitled "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" sponsored by Humanities Tennessee and others.
Topic: Voting machines
Knox County Public Library
Sep 28, 2018 Knox County Public Library
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Does every vote count? Attorneys Julie Gautreau and Tammy Kaousias grapple with the implications of data and laws that challenge voter access and representation. This episode is excerpted from their remarks during Knox County Public Library 's (Knoxville, Tennessee) Democracy and the Informed Citizen Symposium on September 28, 2018, sponsored by Humanities Tennessee.
Topic: Suffrage
Knox County Public Library
Aug 30, 2018 Knox County Public Library
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Historian Elizabeth Catte discusses the context of her book What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia in this Books Sandwiched In program held by Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Appalachian Region, Economic conditions, Speeches--Authors, Appalachians (People)
Knox County Public Library
Jul 25, 2018 Knox County Public Library
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Marshall Stair considers The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein in this Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Segregation, Discrimination in housing, Race relations
Knox County Public Library
Jul 8, 2018 Knox County Public Library
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Presidential historian and Tennessean Jon Meacham discussed his book  The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels with Senator Lamar Alexander on July 8 in an event sponsored by Friends of the Knox County Public Library  (Knoxville, Tennessee) and Union Ave Books . Here are excerpts from that conversation.
Topics: Social movements--United States--History, Speeches--Authors, United States--Civilization
Knox County Public Library
Jun 27, 2018 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Matt Harris discusses A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer and More Efficient Tax System by T. R. Reid in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Taxation, Income tax
Knox County Public Library
Apr 25, 2018 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Nick Geidner discusses Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe, in this Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Technology and civilization, Digital communications
Knox County Public Library
Mar 28, 2018 Knox County Public Library
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Claudia Caballero, Executive Director of Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, responds to the book The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of An American Life  by Lauren Markham in this Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Unaccompanied immigrant children--United States, United States--Emigration and immigration
Knox County Public Library
Mar 8, 2018 Knox County Public Library
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In the summer of 1920, 35 states had ratified the 19th Amendment, 12 had rejected it or refused to vote, and one last state was needed or the amendment might die. After a seven-decade crusade, it all came down to Tennessee; it was the moment of truth for the suffragists, and also for their antagonists, the "Antis." The political freedom of half of the nation was at stake. In The Woman's Hour , Elaine Weiss tells the story of nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles...
Topics: Women--Suffrage--United States--History--20th century, Suffragists--United States--History, United...
Knox County Public Library
Nov 15, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Matthew Desmond's Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City details the crisis in affordable urban housing, affecting Knoxville, Tennessee, as it does most other U.S. cities. Knox County Public Library held a Books Sandwiched In program with four panelists of the Knoxville Homeless Coalition: Gabe Cline-Snell, Volunteer Ministry Center's Chief Clinical Services Officer; Misty Goodwin, Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee's Homeward Bound Program; Bruce Spangler, Chief...
Topics: Low-income housing, Eviction, Poverty
Knox County Public Library
Oct 16, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Why do some monuments provoke such powerful emotions while others are forgettable? "Monumental Issues: Thinking about Monuments in Public Spaces" is a presentation by Dr. Jeffrey H. Jackson with additional material by Dr. Ellen K. Daugherty. It provides a broader context for debates about historical monuments and the role these markers play in local communities today. Looking at monuments as both public history and public art helps us understand how we make sense of our past and what...
Topic: Monuments
Knox County Public Library
Sep 27, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Oleg Manaev evaluates the book The Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen, in this Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topic: Vladimir Putin
Knox County Public Library
Aug 23, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Victor Erik Ray discusses the book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi in this Books Sandwiched In program at Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Racism--United States--History, Race discrimination
Knox County Public Library
Jul 29, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Speaking for the Knox County Public Library’s (Knoxville, Tennessee) Truth and Consequences Symposium on July 29, 2017, Wendell Potter’s presentation is entitled “Fake News, Profit-driven Media, and Confirmation Bias.”
Topics: Mass media and public opinion, Speeches--Authors
Knox County Public Library
Jul 28, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Diane Kelly is the Director of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee. She has numerous research publications and awards, including the Karen Spärck-Jones Award from the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group and the Association for Information Science and Technology Research Award. For the Knox County Public Library ’s (Knoxville, Tennessee) Truth and Consequences Symposium, Dr. Kelly explains what search engines do and the research...
Topics: Internet searching, Search engines
Knox County Public Library
Jul 28, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Is the problem of fake news a new one? Is it the fault of the media, or are we all guilty? Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee) held a Truth and Consequences Symposium with panelists from the University of Tennessee's College of Communication and Information. Dr. Catherine Luther, Dr. Amber Roessner, and Dr. Nick Geidner look at the history of fake news, the impact of corporate news media consolidation, and the consumption of news through social media.
Topics: Journalism, Mass media and public opinion
Knox County Public Library
Jul 27, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Jack Neely is Executive Director of the Knoxville History Project and one of Knoxville’s most popular writers. As part of the Truth and Consequences Symposium of Knox County Public Library  (Knoxville, Tennessee), he reviews the development of newspaper journalism in Knoxville and looks back at major news events in East Tennessee.
Topics: Knoxville--Tennessee--History, Newspaper publishing--Knoxville--Tennessee--History
Knox County Public Library
Jun 28, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Todd Freeberg, Professor of Psychology and adjunct scholar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, reviews Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina in this Books Sandwiched In program at Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Animal psychology, Animal behavior
Knox County Public Library
May 24, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Kim Trent, Executive Director of Knox Heritage, surveys the trends of preservation and how they're playing out in Knoxville in this discussion of Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America’s Communities by Stephanie Meek and Kevin C. Murphy, in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program at Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Historic preservation, Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration, Urban renewal, City...
Knox County Public Library
May 16, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Friends of the Knox County Public Library, Union Ave Books, the East Tennessee Historical Society, and Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee) present an evening with award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick discussing his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution . (Recorded May 16, 2017. The audio quality improves about three minutes into this recording.)
Topic: United States--History--Revolution, Speeches--Authors
Knox County Public Library
Mar 29, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Rebecca Klenk shares her appreciation of Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program at Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Feminism, Sex role, Popular culture, Women--Social conditions--21st century
Knox County Public Library
Mar 28, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Michelle Commander and panelists Tatia Harris, Andrew Swafford, and Renee Kesler respond to the neo-slave narrative Kindred by science fiction writer Octavia Butler in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topic: Literary studies
Knox County Public Library
Jan 25, 2017 Knox County Public Library
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Sam Venable shares anecdotes and some personal reactions to Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Appalachian Region, Appalachians (People), Social mobility--United States
Knox County Public Library
Nov 16, 2016 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Stuart Brotman discusses  Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World  by Timothy Garton Ash in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In event at Knox County Public Librar y (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Freedom of speech, Freedom of Expression
Knox County Public Library
Oct 19, 2016 Knox County Public Library
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In this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee), Mayor Tim Burchett talks about the deathbed revelations of Jimmy Hoffa's confessed killer in 'I Heard You Paint Houses': Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Last Ride of Jimmy Hoffa  by Charles Brandt.
Topics: Gangsters, Mafia, Teamsters
Knox County Public Library
Oct 16, 2016 Knox County Public Library
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Jackie Clay and Ronni Chandler discuss the education reforms proposed in the book Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Race and Poverty in Schools and Classrooms by H. Richard Milner in this recording of a program at Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Discrimination in education, Poor children, Children with social disabilities, Academic achievement
Knox County Public Library
Sep 28, 2016 Knox County Public Library
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Tammy Kaousias discusses the book Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Voting Rights Act 0f 1965, Suffrage
Knox County Public Library
Jul 14, 2016 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Suzie Allard offers a researcher's viewpoint on Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In discussion held at Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Big data, Internet, Electronic information resources, Technological innovations, Social change
Knox County Public Library
Jun 16, 2016 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Annette Mendola responds to  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End  by Atul Gawande in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Terminal care, Critical care medicine, Quality of life, Prognosis, Death--Attitudes,...
Knox County Public Library
May 18, 2016 Knox County Public Library
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The Honorable Pamela Reeves reviews Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program at Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: United States Supreme Court, Women's rights
Knox County Public Library
May 4, 2016 Knox County Public Library
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Pastor Chris Battle of the Tabernacle Baptist Church is joined by Chris Woodhull of the SoulCare Project in Chattanooga to lead a community discussion of Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nehisi Coates in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of the Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Topics: Race discrimination, Race relations
Knox County Public Library
Feb 16, 2016 Knox County Public Library
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Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming by Bjørn Lomborg is the subject of a discussion led by Renée Hoyos, Executive Director of the Tennessee Clean Water Network, in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Topics: Global warming, Climatic changes, Environmental management, Economic policy
Knox County Public Library
Jan 27, 2016 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Dan Terpstra discusses This Changes Everything: Capitalism Versus the Climate by Naomi Klein in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held January 27, 2016 by Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, TN.
Topics: Environmental economics, Climatic changes, Environmental policy, Capitalism, Global environmental...
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Oct 28, 2015 Knox County Public Library
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Mark Stephens responds to the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program held by Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, TN).
Knox County Public Library
Aug 19, 2015 Knox County Public Library
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Nate Allen, Knoxville's Deputy Chief of Police, was invited to Knox County Public Library 's (Knoxville, TN) Books Sandwiched In program to discuss 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman by Adam Plantinga. He responded to many questions from the audience, but the recording captured only his remarks. This recording is edited from his answers to those questions.
Topic: Police
Knox County Public Library
Jul 15, 2015 Knox County Public Library
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Saidiya Hartman tells of her journey to Ghana to reckon with the lives undone by slavery in Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route . Michelle Commander, University of Tennessee Assistant Professor of English and Africana, discusses the book in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, Tenn.
Topic: Slave trade--History
Knox County Public Library
Jun 17, 2015 Knox County Public Library
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Mark Campen expresses the importance of farmer's markets in discussing the book Gaining Ground: A Story Of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, And Saving The Family Farm by Forrest Pritchard in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN. 
Topics: Agriculture, Organic farming, Food industry and trade, Food--Marketing
Knox County Public Library
May 20, 2015 Knox County Public Library
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Elizabeth Rowland, Executive Director of TN-China Network, discusses Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, TN.
Topics: Social change--China, Economic development--China, China
Knox County Public Library
Apr 15, 2015 Knox County Public Library
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In A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power , President Carter addresses the world’s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence against women and girls. Wanda Sobieski responds to his book in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program by Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN.
Topics: Women's rights, Women's rights, Women--Social conditions--21st century, Women--Violence against,...
Knox County Public Library
Mar 18, 2015 Knox County Public Library
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Knoxville (TN) Area Transit director Dawn Distler reviews  Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design  by Charles Montgomery and answers several questions about her plans to improve Knoxville's mass transit system in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program of Knox County Public Library .
Topics: City planning, Social ecology, Urban beautification, City dwellers--Psychology, Environmental...
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Dec 17, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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Todd Witcher of Discover Life in America responds to Elizabeth Kolbert's The sixth extinction: an unnatural history in this recording of a program by Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, TN.
Topics: Mass extinctions, Extinction (Biology), Environmental disasters
Knox County Public Library
Nov 19, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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Susanna Sutherland, of Sutherland & Associates, offers a critique of The infinite resource: The power of ideas on a finite planet by Ramez Naam in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, TN).
Topics: Renewable natural resources, Natural resources, Sustainable development, Conservation of natural...
Knox County Public Library
Oct 15, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Jack D. Fellows, Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Climate Change Science Institute, discusses Hot: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth by Mark Hertsgaard in this recording of a Books Sandwiched In program at Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, TN.
Topics: Global warming, Climatic changes, Global environmental change
Knox County Public Library
Sep 17, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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Scientists are sounding alarms that climate change is happening right now. Inaction looks like a risky roll of the global-warming dice. Erin Gill, Director of City of Knoxville's Office of Sustainability, reviews The climate casino: risk, uncertainty, and economics for a warming world by William D. Nordaus in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program at Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, TN.
Topics: Climatic changes, Environmental policy
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Aug 20, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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Alvin Nance, President and Chief Executive Officer of Knoxville Community Development Corporation, discusses Sasha Abramsky's book The American way of poverty: how the other half still lives , in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library .
Topics: Income distribution, Poverty, Economic conditions, Economic policy, Poor
Knox County Public Library
Jul 16, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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The Internet age is giving residents of the free world direct access to information and more responsibility in consuming it. Are modern media consumers smart, savvy, and well-informed enough for the responsibility? Dr. Edward Caudill holds us accountable as media consumers in his discussion of the graphic book The influencing machine : Brooke Gladstone on the media by Brooke Gladstone, in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN.
Topic: Journalism
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Jun 18, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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Dean Rice, Knox County Chief of Staff, looks at the future as discussed in the book The next 100 years: a forecast for the 21st century by George Friedman in Knox County Public Library ’s Book Sandwiched In program in Knoxville, TN. 
Topics: World politics, Forecasting
Knox County Public Library
May 21, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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University of Tennessee-Knoxville law professor Joan MacLeod Heminway critiques Conscious capitalism: liberating the heroic spirit of business by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN. Professor Heminway remarks, "There has been a longstanding debate in business and legal circles about whether corporations exist solely or primarily to maximize shareholder wealth or whether the corporate form...
Topics: Capitalism, Business ethics
Knox County Public Library
Apr 16, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. John Bohstedt connects the dots in his discussion of Food politics: what everyone needs to know by Robert Paarlberg in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN. Dr. Bohstedt's passionate interest in the politics of hunger is both historical and modern. As a University of Tennessee history professor, his research revealed hundreds of food riots during the Industrial Revolution. Today’s struggles over food are again making headlines....
Topics: Food supply, Food--Marketing, Nutrition policy, Agriculture
Knox County Public Library
Mar 19, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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Mary Pom Claiborne responds to the startling revelations of Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss in this episode of a Books Sandwiched In podcast of  Knox County Public Library  in Knoxville, TN. In a follow-up recorded one year later, she explains how her research for the book discussion provoked a life-altering personal decision.
Topics: Nutrition--Economic aspects, Convenience foods, Food habits, Food industry and trade, Obesity
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Feb 19, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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In this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN, Reverend Bob Galloway, Pastor Emeritus of the Metropolitan Community Church, takes some issues with the book "You can tell just by looking": and 20 other myths about LGBT life and people.  The authors, Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini and Michael Amico, challenge both positive and negative myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and culture.
Topics: Lesbians, Gay men, Bisexuals, Transgender people, Gay liberation movement
Knox County Public Library
Jan 15, 2014 Knox County Public Library
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College football has never been more popular, but behind the glittering success are darker truths. Mike Strange, sports reporter for the Knoxville News Sentinel , discusses The system : the glory and scandal of big-time college football by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN.
Topics: College sports, Football
Knox County Public Library
Nov 20, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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It's not just a cliché: statistics demonstrate clearly that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Is there a better way to spread the wealth? Author and political economist Gar Alperovitz shares his plan for wealth equality in his landmark book What then must we do? : straight talk about the next American revolution . City Council member and practicing attorney Marshall Stair summarizes and responds to the main points in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program...
Topics: Capitalism, Income distribution, Democracy, Economic policy, Economic conditions
Knox County Public Library
Oct 16, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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Suddenly there’s a desert in a region that receives almost 60 inches of rain a year. That desert in the middle of the lush, diversified Southern Appalachian forest took Atlanta attorney Duncan Maysilles by surprise, as he tells in his book Ducktown smoke : the fight over one of the South's greatest environmental disasters . He reads from his book and reveals his research in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN.
Topics: Southern Appalachian Region--Environmental conditions, Landscape protection--Southern Appalachian...
Knox County Public Library
Sep 18, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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Chad Hellwinckel, Research Assistant Professor in the University of Tennessee's Agricultural Analysis Center, discusses The one-straw revolution: an introduction to natural farming by Masanobu Fukuoka in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN. Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature’s own laws. Over the...
Topics: Agriculture, No-tillage, Organic farming
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Aug 21, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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Since No Child Left Behind was enacted, a growing and heartfelt opposition to what is considered too much standardized testing has echoed across the country. What should we do instead? Indya Kincannon, Knox County Schools board member and former chair, handles this question in her review of How children succeed : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character by Paul Tough in this Books Sandwiched In program held by Knox County Public Library in Knoxville, TN.
Topics: Early childhood education--United States, Cognitive styles in children--United States
Knox County Public Library
Jul 17, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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"Crazy" is a word we often throw around lightly, just to joke and tease. But when someone in your family suffers a serious mental illness, your perspective can do an about-face. When writer Pete Earley’s own son broke into a neighbor's house during a psychotic episode, Earley began to learn what happens to mentally ill people who break a law. Dr. Clif Tennison, Chief Clinical Officer with Helen Ross McNabb Center, responds to Earley’s book Crazy : a father's search through...
Topics: Mental illness, Mentally ill
Knox County Public Library
Jun 19, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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Knoxville News-Sentinel editor Jack McElroy summarizes and comments on the book Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed by Jared Diamond in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library.
Topics: Social change, Environmental policy
Knox County Public Library
May 15, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. Nissa Dahlin-Brown of the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy discusses The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch. Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum, examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today’s...
Topics: Public schools--United States, Educational accountability--United States, Educational tests and...
Knox County Public Library
Apr 17, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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Elizabeth Wright, Director of Women’s Advocacy and Written Communications at YWCA Knoxville, discusses the book  The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family by Madeleine Kunin in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at Knox County Public Library.
Topics: Human rights, Sex discrimination against women, Sex role, Women's rights, Women--Social...
Knox County Public Library
Mar 20, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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Jay Leutze reads from his book Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail , in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program at Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN.
Topics: Landscape protection--Southern Appalachian Region, Citizen participation,...
Knox County Public Library
Feb 20, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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Former Knoxville Chief of Police Sterling Owen remarks on the history of violence as he discusses The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program held at  Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN. New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind's...
Topics: Violence, Nonviolence
Knox County Public Library
Jan 16, 2013 Knox County Public Library
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The City of Knoxville’s Deputy to the Mayor and Chief Policy Officer Dr. William Lyons discusses the book The Signal and the Noise: Why most predictions fail, but some don’t by Nate Silver in this podcast of a Books Sandwiched In program at Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN. Silver is the statistician behind The New York Times' FiveThirtyEight election blog. In The Signal and the Noise , Silver examines successful forecasters on the topics of hurricanes, baseball, poker, pro...
Topic: Forecasting
Knox County Public Library
Sep 19, 2012 Knox County Public Library
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Stephanie Welch found bad news and good news in the book Toward the Healthy City: People, Places, and the Politics of Urban Planning by Jason Corburn in this Brown Bag, Green Book program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Urban health, City planning
Knox County Public Library
Jun 20, 2012 Knox County Public Library
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Dr. John Nolt gives an overview of his book A Land Imperiled: The Declining Health of the Southern Appalachian Bioregion in this recording edited from a Brown Bag, Green Book program of Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Topics: Southern Appalachian Region--Environmental conditions, Speeches--Authors
Knox County Public Library
Apr 18, 2012 Knox County Public Library
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City of Knoxville Neighborhood Coordinator David Massey talks about the impact of blight on a community as he reviews Bringing buildings back: from abandoned properties to community assets: a guidebook for policymakers and practitioners by Alan Mallach for Brown Bag Green Book, a program of Knox County Public Library . “Mallach is a principal in the Center for Community Progress, a nationally acclaimed team of experts who have assisted the City of Knoxville and other Tennessee cities in...
Topics: Urban ecology, Urban beautification
Knox County Public Library
Feb 15, 2012 Knox County Public Library
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Elandria Williams of the Highlander Research and Education Center discusses My work is that of conservation : an environmental biography of George Washington Carver by Mark D. Hersey in this Brown Bag, Green Book program of Knox County Public Library , Knoxville, TN. Carver's efforts to improve the lot of Alabama’s poorest farmers let him to promote agricultural practices that were considerably “greener” than is often assumed today.
Topics: Agricultural conservation, Agriculturalists, Conservationists, Environmental protection