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Inspirational, Travel & Adventure

Apr 17: Science of the Magical & An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

From the Biblical parting of the Red Sea to the science behind the mutant X-Men, Matt Kaplan has studied it all.  Discovering the truths associated with legendary myths, fantasies, and magic are all in a day’s work for Matt, and he shares his fascinating findings in Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers.

Matt Kaplan is a science correspondent with The Economist and has written for National Geographic, Nature, and The New York Times.  In his free time, he travels the world exploring our most cherished myths and legends.

Also today, Jonathan Franklin chronicles the astonishing true story of Salvador Alvarenga, who survived a 14 month ordeal at sea after his boat’s motor went out and heavy winds carried him and his partner far from shore.  438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea inspires the unbreakable will to live of the human spirit.

Jonathan Franklin regularly reports for GQ, The Guardian, and Esquire with a focus on Latin America.  He also produces documentaries broadcast by The New York Times.

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Conservation, Fiction, Travel & Adventure, Writers on Writing

Apr 25: 1] Meghann Foye’s Meternity 2] National Parks 3] Steve Berry’s The 14th Colony ~ PODCAST

“If Bridget Jones had a modern-day BFF who worked at a New York magazine, was faking a pregnancy, and was struggling with post-30 singledom, this laugh-out-loud debut would be her book!”, says international bestselling author Kristin Harmel of Meghann Foye’s hilarious debut novel Meternity, a not-so-subtle commentary on mommyhood.

National Geographic’s Ford Cochran joins us to celebrate our National Park’s 100th birthday with the latest edition of the National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States. Ford will discuss why parks are important to our heritage, the history behind how the parks came about, and why it’s important to engage our kids in nature so they’ll grow up to be ambassadors.

History, especially little-known history, is at the heart of every Steve Berry novel and his new book The 14th Colony is no exception. Publisher’s Weekly says “…Berry’s 11th Cotton Malone thriller offers a clever variation on the theme of racing against a clock to avert a national disaster. Richer characterizations and more thoughtful suspense elevate this above similar 24-like stories.”

Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair airs each Monday at noon Pacific on KKNW 1150AM or 94.9FM HD. Like us on Facebook and follow Vicki on Twitter for exclusive updates and contests!

Meghann Foye’s hilarious debut novel Meternity will make you uncomfortable, as a not-so-subtle commentary on the culture of mass-marketed mommyhood and, the intense pressure to settle down and spawn… made ever more intense by social media, and the challenges more and more women are feeling about being ready for all that entails… including the prospect of what they’ll have to give up at work. Meghann Foye is the Senior Web Editor at Redbookmag.com, where she covers topics such as parenting, relationships and infertility. She has previously been the deputy editor at Seventeen, senior editor at Woman’s Day, For Me and Elle.com, where she got her first taste of good strong coffee while covering fashion shows as an assistant in the Paris office.

In time for the National Park’s 100th birthday, National Geographic has released the latest edition of their flagship, best-selling National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States. This 8th edition is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks and Ford Cochran, author, geologist, and editor, shares how important it is to our future to help preserve these wilderness treasures. Ford is Director of Programming for National Geographic Expeditions and has written and lectured among other hats in his 20 years with the company.

Director of Programming for National Geographic Expeditions, selecting the writers, photographers, explorers, scholars, and staff the Society sends to destinations around the world. – See more at: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/experts/ford-cochran/detail#sthash.BkzFPrXE.dpuf< br/>

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. New York Times Bestseller Steve Berry returns to Conversations Live to take us on another Cotton Malone adventure with his latest book The 14th Colony, the 11th in his series featuring his now iconic character. Steve is also a #1 international bestseller with over 20 million books in print in over 50 countries around the world. History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It’s his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation.

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