A Prairie Home Companion: 12 Days of Christmas
One of my favorite holiday recordings! A Prairie Home Christmas gathers together some all-time favorite moments from Christmas broadcasts including Garrison Keillor as Scrooge, a sound-effects-laden version of The 12 Days of Christmas and one of my favorite sketches featuring The Hopeful Gospel Quartet called “Shop for Christmas Presents” — a joyful companion! Three hours on 2 CDs.Share
Calvin and Hobbes E-Books
Now available for the first time as an e-book!
The cartoons in this e-book have been specially formatted for optimal viewing. The e-book will only work on color tablets and is not intended for viewing on desktop apps.
Perhaps the most brilliant comic strip ever created, Calvin and Hobbes continues to entertain with dazzling cartooning and tremendous humor.
Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes has been a worldwide favorite since its introduction in 1985. The strip follows the richly imaginative adventures of Calvin and his trusty tiger, Hobbes. Whether a poignant look at serious family issues or a round of time-travel (with the aid of a well-labeled cardboard box), Calvin and Hobbes will astound and delight you.Share
All Things Considered: Nightclub King Jon Taffer Set the Bar High
Jon Taffer is the king of the bar business. Over the past three decades, he has managed dozens of bars and nightclubs, and is a consultant for bar owners all over the country.
Most recently, he has put his expertise to use as the host of the popular reality show Bar Rescue. Bar and nightclub owners with failing businesses ask Taffer for his help. In return, Taffer brings a team of bartenders, chefs and designers with him to revamp every part of the operation. On the show, as in person, Taffer is a tough, no-nonsense guy.
Bar Rescue is now in its third season, and Taffer has just published a book of bar wisdom called Raise the Bar.Share
Marketplace: Family FinanceLessons: Author Amy Tan
On Point: Amy Tan Turns to Family in ‘Amazement’
Morning Edition: Amy Tan Weaves Family Mystery into ‘Valley’
The Daily Circuit: The Valley of Amazement is Kerri’s Book Pick of the Week
The Daily Circuit: Author Amy Tan Lives inside a High Class Brothels
The Leanard Lopate Show: Amy Tan’s Novel The Valley of Amazement
This new novel, her first since “Saving Fish from Drowning” in 2005, focuses on the relationships between mothers and daughters who live in a high-class brothel.
Entertainment Weekly’s review says that Tan “sweeps you up in the wildly changing fortunes of a whip-smart courtesan.”Share
Brand new album from legendary rapper Eminem featuring the hit singles “Berzerk”, “Rap God” and “The Monster” along with “Survival” the official song of Call of Duty: Ghosts. Executive produced by Dr. Dre & Rick Rubin, “The Marshall Mathers LP2” deluxe version includes 2 CDs.Share