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Steve Oney To Write Book on ‘History, Trials & Tribulations’ of NPR

The House of Representatives voted 228-192 to defund National Public Radio this afternoon. This week Steve Oney (author of And the Dead Shall Rise) landed a book deal to write a book on “the history, trials and tribulations of NPR.”

The Kneerim & Williams Agency negotiated the deal with Ben Loehnen at Simon & Schuster. Publisher  Jonathan Karp had this statement: “We’re delighted to have acquired Steve Oney’s exploration of the personalities and conflicts at NPR.  This is the rare media story that transcends the industry and speaks to larger cultural issues, and we believe this book will offer valuable insights into the workings of an important and intriguing journalistic organization.”

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Starbucks Selection #3: Oral History

The AP reports that Starbucks has chosen “Listening Is An Act of Love: A Celebration of American Lives from the StoryCorps Project”, a collection of 50 stories in an oral history project as its third book selection. The book, edited by Peabody award winner Dave Isay and published by Penguin Press, will go on sale at Starbucks’ company-operated U.S. stores beginning Nov. 8, the company said.

First-person accounts of daily life from StoryCorps contributors are broadcast every Friday on National Public Radio‘s Morning Edition program. The collection is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. “There are so many genuine stories, spoken with such passion and character, that it was difficult to narrow the selection,” Isay said in a statement released by Starbucks.