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Nature

Memoir, Travel & Adventure

Sep 25: One of These Things First & The Razor’s Edge

From his grandparent’s bra and girdle store, to a stint in one of the most fashionable psychiatric hospitals after a suicide attempt — all before he got out of his teens — Steven Gaines takes you on the tragically joyous ride that led to him becoming one of the most notable artists of our time.

One of These Things First includes conversion therapy and Broadway dreams, and an array of eccentric characters he met along the way. Steven is a noted journalist, bestselling novelist and biographer, whose work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, the New York Observer, and New York magazine, where he was a contributing editor for 12 years.

Also today, what has the power to draw thousands of people of all ages to the often blustery shores of Washington’s coastal beaches every year?

Seattle Times contributor and author David Berger shares the secrets of our regional razor clam phenomenon in Razor Clams:  Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest.  David Berger has worked as a visual arts critic for The Seattle Times, and started razor clamming when he moved to Washington.  You can see him at Third Place Books on October 5, at 7 PM.

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Conservation, Environment, Fiction, Memoir

July 03: A Million Fragile Bones & #1 Bestselling Author Julia Quinn

Connie May Fowler lives “on the edge of the world, alone except for the occasional boyfriend or husband, always in the company of pets, books, art, friends, (and) sundry wildlife.”  On April 10th, 2010, her idyllic existence was torn apart as a nearby oil rig exploded, spewing over 200 million gallons of oil that impacted nearly 70,000 miles of coastline.

In her memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, Connie documents the heartbreak and loss suffered at the hands of this man-made disaster, and the beauty and peace that followed as nature proved resilient.  She is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and teacher.

Later, for those who believe romance novels are fluff, author Julia Quinn is here to dispel the notion that intelligence and romantic storytelling are mutually exclusive.  She’ll also share what it takes to pen a #1 New York Times bestseller and discuss her new book, The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband.

Julia Quinn is a bestselling author specializing in historical romance.  She is one of only 16 members of Romance Writer’s of America’s Hall of Fame.

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Conservation, Environment, Fiction, Memoir

May 22: A Million Fragile Bones & #1 Bestselling Author Julia Quinn

Connie May Fowler lives “on the edge of the world, alone except for the occasional boyfriend or husband, always in the company of pets, books, art, friends, (and) sundry wildlife.”  On April 10th, 2010, her idyllic existence was torn apart as a nearby oil rig exploded, spewing over 200 million gallons of oil that impacted nearly 70,000 miles of coastline.

In her memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, Connie documents the heartbreak and loss suffered at the hands of this man-made disaster, and the beauty and peace that followed as nature proved resilient.  She is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and teacher.

Later, for those who believe romance novels are fluff, author Julia Quinn is here to dispel the notion that intelligence and romantic storytelling are mutually exclusive.  She’ll also share what it takes to pen a #1 New York Times bestseller and discuss her new book, The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband.

Julia Quinn is a bestselling author specializing in historical romance.  She is one of only 16 members of Romance Writer’s of America’s Hall of Fame.

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Conservation, Environment

Dec 19: 1] Living in Antarctica 2] Holiday Traditions from Around the Globe

Antarctica is the least explored, least understood continent on earth. Ari Friedlaender has worked there since 1997, where his ecological research program has led to many important discoveries about whales. Ari is featured in National Geographic Channel’s Continent 7.

As 2016 draws to a close and we look forward to what 2017 will bring, Vicki takes a look at holiday traditions from around the globe!

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Environment, Inspirational, Personal Development

Sep 05: 1] Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging 2] The Battle for Virunga

Combining history, psychology and anthropology, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by award-winning journalist Sebastian Junger focuses specifically on the problem American veterans and American society faces today — the breakdown of our communities and our “Tribe.”

National Geographic Explorer correspondent Justin Hall ventures into Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a candid look at a region in conflict over the park’s valuable but endangered natural resources in The Battle for Virunga.

Happy Labor Day from Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair! Enjoy this encore broadcast, Vicki returns live next week!

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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by award-winning journalist Sebastian Junger explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that—for many veterans as well as civilians—war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. Perhaps most importantly, it explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today’s divided world. Sebastian is a New York Times Bestselling author, award-winning journalist, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a special correspondent at ABC News. He has covered major international news stories around the world, and has received both a National Magazine Award and a Peabody Award.

In terms of natural resources, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. Yet, over 50 percent of the country’s population lives on less than $1.25 per day. For the 4 million desperately poor residents living in and around Virunga National Park, the park’s borders are an arbitrary distinction, and conservation is just another term for the rich and powerful taking the best for themselves. Armed militias also use the park and its vast resources as a means of power in an ongoing and bloody regional conflict. In The Battle for Virunga National Geographic Explorer correspondent Justin Hall ventures into Virunga to meet park director Emmanuelle de Merode and veteran park ranger Innocent Mburanumwe for a candid interview about the rebel groups and militias roaming the park’s jungles, the slaughter of the park’s protected species, the Western oil giants seeking to extract the park’s vast resources and the park rangers who have been murdered in the line of duty.

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Business, Career

Jul 11: 1] Strategy That Works 2] 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions

Strategy That Works: Insights From Successful Companies That Are Gaining A Competitive Edge explores the question of how to close the gap between strategy and successful results. Author Paul Leinwand demonstrates how some of the best companies in the world consistently leap ahead of their competitors.

Going on a road trip? An underwater mailbox, goats on the roof, walls of gum, a UFO museum, a hotel where you sleep in an igloo, a crazy beard festival, and so much more is packed into Kitson Jazynka’s National Geographic Kids: 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions: See All The Weird, Wonderful, and Downright Bizarre Landmarks From Around The World.

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Strategy That Works: Insights From Successful Companies That Are Gaining A Competitive Edge by Paul Leinwand uses new research to reveal five practices for connecting strategy and execution used by highly successful enterprises such as IKEA, Natura, Danaher, Haier, and Lego. Packed with tools executives can use for building these five practices into their organization, it is a powerful guide to connecting where enterprises aim to go and what they can accomplish. Paul is a principal with PwC US, advising clients on the topic of strategy, growth, and capability building, with a focus on the consumer product and retail sectors. He is the Co-Author of two books and currently teaches at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management as an Adjunct Professor of Strategy.

National Geographic Kids: 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions: See All The Weird, Wonderful, and Downright Bizarre Landmarks From Around The World by Kitson Jazynka exposes the silly side of travel as you explore the wackiest landmarks from around the world — you won’t believe our world is full of so many bizarre and wonderful places. Kitson writes for National Geographic Children’s Books. When she’s not working, she loves a good road trip with her husband and their two sons — and usually a dog or two. The group have traversed thousands of miles around the U.S.

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