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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Afflicted—Producing the Play

Learn how to produce a play from the professionals at Metro Theater Company as they stage their production of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Afflicted—Issues and Themes

Middle and high school students will explore themes of belonging, self-awareness, and group identity through the production of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem.

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Flesh and Blood: One on One With Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell’s character Kay Scarpetta is the focal point in novels that have sold over 100 million copies. Who is Patricia Cornwell? Find out on MTB.

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A Visit with Author Andy Cohen

Funny, shocking, brutally honest – fans can’t get enough of Andy Cohen. St. Louisans turn the table on this hometown boy turned talk show host.

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Orange is the New Black: One on One with Piper Kerman

Hear the true story behind the hit Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black,” from the woman who lived it, best-selling author Piper Kerman.

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Getting to Know Jesus of Nazareth: One on One with Reza Aslan

Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan asks how well do Christians really know Jesus of Nazareth in this candid conversation.

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The Trauma of Everyday Life: One on One with Mark Epstein

Author and renowned psychiatrist Mark Epstein talks about how understanding and accepting trauma can lead to personal growth and change.

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Mambo in Chinatown: One on One with Jean Kwok

Jean Kwok (“Girl in Translation”) returns to the secretive worlds of ballroom dancing and Chinatown in her new novel, “Mambo in Chinatown”.

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A Book of Treasures: One on One with Daniel James Brown

Author Daniel James Brown tells us how he discovered all the informational “treasures” throughout his heartwarming nonfiction “The Boys in the Boat.”

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Creativity for All: One on One with Austin Kleon

Author Austin Kleon discusses “Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered,” an illustrated guide to working in the digital age.

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Writing Lies: One on One with Dave Barry

Humorist Dave Barry talks with us about everything from Justin Bieber to his wife’s role in the popularity of the book “The Kite Runner.”

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks died from ovarian cancer in 1951, but her cells live on today. This interview explores Henrietta’s influence and the book and soon to be movie about her.

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The World Until Yesterday: One on One with Jared Diamond

Diamond draws on four decades of experiences with tribal people in New Guinea to bring us lessons from the past to be used today.

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This is the Story: One on One with Ann Patchett

Novelist Ann Patchett talks about “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage”, a collection of essays and articles about life, love, writing, and forgiveness.

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Kinsey & Sue: One on One with Sue Grafton

If you know Sue Grafton, then you also know Kinsey Millhone. The sharp-tongued, no frills private eye is back in “W is for Wasted,” the latest letter in Grafton’s best-selling “alphabet” mystery series. Find out why Grafton calls Kinsey her “alter ego” and why she’ll never expose her to the evils of Hollywood or menopause.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: The Very Last Green Thing

View a live performance of “The Very Last Green Thing,” an opera written for young people and performed by young people. Then find out what questions of the students had for the director, set designer and cast members.

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The Warrior’s Heart: One on One with Eric Greitens Video Discussion Questions

This set of Video Discussion Questions accompanies Mr. Greitens’s book, The Warrior’s Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage.

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Becoming a Writer: One on One with Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is known worldwide for his blockbuster, emotionally gripping novels, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed.  In this interview, get to know a different side of this bestselling author – his humorous side.  Plus, learn about his childhood and writing inspirations.

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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation: One on One with Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan, best-selling author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and one of the stars of the documentary “Food, Inc.”, explains how clever marketing, social changes and even the rise of “foodie culture” are driving us out of the kitchen. His new book, “Cooked,” encourages us to find our way back.

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One on One with Elizabeth Strout

Novelist Elizabeth Strout talks candidly about writing, rejection, and the inspiration behind her newest novel, “The Burgess Boys.”

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One on One with Daniel Pink

Like it or not, we’re all in sales.  From trying to convince your boss to give you a raise to talking your kids into cleaning their rooms, you use sales tactics everyday.  This one on one with bestselling author Daniel Pink will give you tips on how to be more effective in everyday sales.

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One on One with Lisa Gardner

“Queen of Suspense” Lisa Gardner reveals some writing secrets, including how she develops plot twists, creates characters’ names and quirks, and how country walks inspire her.

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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year: One on One with David Von Drehle

What was America’s most perilous year?  Find out why bestselling author David Von Drehle says it was 1862, and how President Abraham Lincoln successfully lead the nation out of danger and into the history books..

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History in the First Person-Lessons from the Holocaust – Morning Program

Hear directly from Holocaust survivors. Learn how the lived before the war, what happened to them and their families, and what it was like to face the danger.

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One on One with Jon Meacham

Who was the most influential founding father? Author Jon Meacham gives insight into the intriguing, complicated, life of Thomas Jefferson.

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Jackie and Me: Issues and Themes

Dan Gutman’s novel Jackie and Me continues to be read and loved by thousands each year. In this program students had the opportunity to participate in a national videoconference book club discussion of issues and themes.

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The Finish: Killing of Osama bin Laden: One on One with Mark Bowden

Many remember with extreme clarity the day the World Trade Center was attacked and the day Osama bin Laden was killed. But, the events that connect those two days are less clear for most Americans. Mark Bowden, the award winning author of Black Hawk Down, walks us through the development of new strategies and technology developed to track down this extreme terrorist in his latest book, The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden. In this candid one on one conversation, Bowden reveals the research that went into his latest release, the risky aspects of the Abottabad mission and the secret behind his literary success.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: An Author’s Workshop with Ridley Pearson

Be part of an interactive writer’s workshop with Ridley Pearson, award winning author of the Kingdom Keepers series, Peter and the Starcatchers, and many other books for young readers. 1pm This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: An Author’s Workshop with Ridley Pearson 10am

Be part of an interactive writer’s workshop with Ridley Pearson, award winning author of the Kingdom Keepers series, Peter and the Starcatchers, and many other books for young readers. 10 am This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council.

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One Amazing Thing: One on One with Chitra Divakaruni

After penning her 17th book, award-winning author Chitra Divakaruni talks with HEC-TV about what inspired her most recently released novel One Amazing Thing.  The book’s characters will intrigue the reader with well-developed, thoughtful stories that are revealed as they struggle to survive following a deadly earthquake.  Divakaruni explores cultural differences and human behavior in an uncontrollable situation.  One Amazing Thing is an enjoyable, fast read as her characters’ stories have a broad range of emotions that will have readers crying on one page and laughing on another.  In this conversation, she reveals some secrets of the book as well as her One Amazing Thing.  

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The Warrior’s Heart: One on One with Eric Greitens

Author, photographer, and humanitarian Eric Greitens grew up in a quiet suburb of St. Louis, but he’s seen his share of the world’s suffering. After graduating from Parkway North, Greitens headed off to Duke University and a life of public service. He taught English in China, and worked with refugees in places like Rwanda, Croatia and Bosnia, where he came to the realization that victims of war need both compassion and protection. After receiving graduate degrees from Oxford University, he became a Navy SEAL and fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2007, he returned to St. Louis and founded The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit that helps post-9/11 veterans continue to serve their communities. In this One on One Conversation, Greitens talks about his St. Louis childhood and the experiences that led him to write three books, including his new release for young adult readers, The Warrior’s Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage. Based on Greiten’s best-selling memoir, The Heart and the Fist, The Warriors Heart is an inspiring “call to action” for young people who want to make a difference in the world.

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History in the First Person: Veterans Day 2012 – Afternoon Program

As we approach Veteran’s Day 2012, hear first hand from those who have served our country. Learn what it’s like to be in the military, fight in combat, return from war, and to have served your nation in its armed forces.

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One on One with Bill Donius

Author and St. Louis native Bill Donius tells us about a method that can help you get those occasional "Aha moments" to happen much more frequently…a method that's as easy as switching your pen from one hand to the other.  He says it's all about learning how to use your whole brain, including your right brain – the side of your brain that's often ignored as left brain logic takes over answering most of our daily questions.  Donius says using your whole brain can change your perspectives, actions, habits and moods in revolutionary ways.  It was successful for hundreds of volunteers who tried it out before he wrote his book, Thought Revolution: How to Unlock Your Inner Genius; volunteers that included executives from Express Scripts, Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Clear Channel Broadcasting.  Business leaders are now taking his findings into the workplace to try to unlock innovative ideas from the right hemisphere of employees' minds.

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One on One with Buzz Bissinger

He's known for giving an insider's in-depth look at sports; Cardinals baseball strategy with Three Nights in August (when he told the story of the 2003 three game series between the Cardinals and Cubs from Tony LaRussa's perspective) and the intensity of high school football in Friday Night Lights. But, recently Buzz Bissinger turned the pen on himself and wrote Father's Day – a raw look at raising premature twins, one of which has brain damage. In this conversation, Bissinger not only talks about a poignant moment at Six Flags St. Louis featured in that new book, he discusses Cardinal nation (made up of what he calls the "Best fans in baseball"), recent changes in the Cardinals clubhouse (and where he thinks Albert Pujols should've went) and the unusual evolution of the care of premature babies. It's an intriguing talk that has multiple connections to Missouri, especially St. Louis.

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One on One with Frank Deford

When you cover sports for more than fifty years, you see a lot of changes. It's that experience that's given Emmy award and Peabody award winning Frank Deford a perspective on sports that can be duplicated by none other. This one-one-one conversation with the Sports Illustrated writer, NPR commentator and HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumble contributor is informational, entertaining and intriguing with stories about sports greats Arthur Ashe and Wilt Chamberlain as well as insight into the future of journalism and interestingly enough, the recent tattoo craze.

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We Can All Do Better: One on One with Senator Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley former US Senator and NBA Hall-of- Famer discusses his book and his athletic and political life.

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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith author of popular book series "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

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Going Green: Back to Nature

Importance of watersheds and what we can do to protect them, a lab activity to test stream water for macro invertebrates and water quality at the Little Creek Nature Area, Florissant, MO.

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