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Friday, July 23, 2010

Two publishing insiders suggest ways you can turn your book idea into an actual book. Then, Rubén Blades talks about his latest film, “Spoken Word.” Also, Beth Raymer tells stories about her time spent in the high-stakes, freewheeling world of sports betting. Plus, Please Explain is all about suntans and sunburns!

Write that Book Already!

Those who have wondered “How can I get my book published?" get some answers from publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark. In Write that Book Already! The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now they lay out plans for how to turn your book idea into a real book.

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Rubén Blades on "Spoken Word"

Actor Rubén Blades discusses the film “Spoken Word,” directed by Victor Nunez.  It tells the story of Cruz, a poetry rock star who returns home when he learns his father is dying, and quickly falls back into his troubled former way of life. “Spoken Word” opens in New York July 23 at Big Cinemas Manhattan.


Lay the Favorite

Beth Raymer tells how she wound up working for one of the biggest professional sports gamblers in Las Vegas. Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling is an account of her years in the high-stakes, high-anxiety world of sports betting and the cast of characters she met.

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Please Explain: How Sun Affects Skin

On today’s edition of Please Explain, Dr. Monica Halem, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital, discusses what happens to our skin when it’s exposed to too much sun, and how UV rays can cause irreversible damage.

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James Gammon, Dead at 70

The veteran stage actor helped found the Met Theater in Los Angeles, and starred in many a Sam Shepard play. James Gammon died at the age of 70 just recently.

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Leonard's Questions: Rubén Blades

Rubén Blades is a fan of comic books! Find out what else he revealed to us after his recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


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