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Vick Mickunas created the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1200 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities.He has interviewed historians (Studs Terkel, David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin), politicians (Mario Cuomo, George McGovern, John Kasich), movie stars (Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Peter Ustinov), astronauts (John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan), diplomats (Richard Holbrooke, Jose Ramos Horta), humorists (Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, Sarah Vowell), and music legends from bands like The Animals, The Doors, and The Rolling Stones.Vick has interviewed some of the leading writers of our time, people like Pat Conroy, James Lee Burke, Richard Ford, Virginia Hamilton, Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, Tom Robbins, T.C. Boyle, and Gary Shteyngart.Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them.Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.More from Book Nook »

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Book Nook: The Night the Rich Men Burned, by Malcolm Mackay

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Book Nook: 67 Shots - Kent State and the End of American Innocence, by Howard Means

On May 4, 1980 a terrible event transpired on the campus of Kent State University. Ohio National Guardsman fired their rifles into a crowd of students....

Book Nook: Tuesday Nights in 1980, by Molly Prentiss

Manhattan was once a place where ordinary people could afford to live. People with dreams. People with low paying jobs. Even starving artists. Molly...

Book Nook: The 14th Colony, by Steve Berry

Can you name the original 13 British colonies that then became the United States? Okay, can you name what was once considered to be a potential 14th...

Book Nook: Extreme Prey, by John Sandford

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Book Nook: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu.... by Joshua Hammer

As we scan the world around us we can focus on many troubling things that are happening. Just to name a few that spring from the forefront of my...

Book Nook: Dothead, by Amit Majmudar

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Book Nook: Chasing the North Star, by Robert Morgan

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Book Nook: A Brilliant Death, by Robin Yocum

Robin Yocum grew up in a small eastern Ohio town known as Brilliant. What remains of the place is still there but the glass factory that gave Brilliant...

Book Nook: Racial Realities and Post-Racial Dreams - the Age of Obama and Beyond, by Julius Bailey

As we count down the final days of Barack Obama's last term in office we can take a moment to reflect on what has transpired over the past eight years....

Book Nook: Racial Realities and Post-Racial Dreams - the Age of Obama and Beyond, by Julius Bailey
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