15 with the Author | ‘She Stays’ by Erica Staab-Absher 6/27/16

she stayOn today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Erica Staab-Absher, Executive Director of Hope Center in Faribault, about her new book, “She Stays”.   After her friend was killed, Erica wanted to help answer the question, “why did she stay”.  In her interview she talks about the complexity of the issue including love, fear and community.  She also discusses what it takes to leave…  that’s at 11 o’clock this morning on 15 with the Author.  All proceeds of “She Stays” will go to Hope Center’s Capital Campaign.  This is a slim book with a very powerful message.

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She Stays by Erica Staab-Absher

 

15 with the Author | ‘GRIT – the Power of Passion and Perseverance’ by Angela Duckworth 6/20/16

book-coverLeaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. On today’s 15 with the Author, Angela Duckworth discusses her first book “GRIT – the power of Passion and Perseverance” with Teri Knight.  Angela dives deep into the reasons why those who might not look like they would be high achievers on paper, can attain heights more talented people might never reach.  Angela has created the Grit Scale

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GRIT – The Power of Passion and Perseverance

 

15 with the Author | ‘Salmon – Everything you need to know + 45 recipes’ by Diane Morgan

salmonSalmon is the 3rd most consumed food in North America but how much do you know about this very versatile fish? On today’s 15 with the Author Teri Knight talks with , James Beard award winning cookbook author, Diane Morgan, about her book “Salmon – everything you need to know plus 45 recipes”.  What’s the difference between wild and farmed?  Pacific and Atlantic salmon?  Diane talks about all the health benefits of salmon and shares numerous tips on preparing it.

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Salmon by Diane Morgan

 

15 with the Author | ‘Feathers – Displays of Brilliant Plummage’ by Robert Clark 6/6/16

vTUBCwAAQBAJ9c2f47a10ef4a1eadf628d8720f6d22dOn today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with the man responsible for the most visually stunning book!  Robert Clark reveals, not only the beauty of feathers, but their amazing engineering.  In his book, ‘Feathers – Displays of Brilliant Plumage’  he gives insight into these incredible creatures with information about each of the birds.  He talks about his passion for photography, where he found all the birds and the evolution of birds and the functions of their feathers. This is a beautiful book and Robert is a delight to talk with.  Robert Clark

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Feathers by Robert Clark

15 with the Author | ‘What’s it Like in Space – stories from Astronauts who’ve been there’ 5/30/16

whatAlan Shepard wept when he looked back at Earth as he stood on the Moon.  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Ariel Waldman about her new book, “What’s it Like In Space – Stories from Astronauts who’ve been There”.  She tells us why a towel is the most important item an astronaut can bring into space, how they sleep in zero gravity and much more!  arielwaldman.com

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What’s it like in Space by Ariel Waldman

 

15 with the Author | ‘Recess’ by Dan DiSorbo and Ben Applebaum 5/23/16

RecessWho doesn’t like to play?  On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Dan DiSorbo about his book “Recess – from dodgeball to double dutch: classic games for players of today”.  He and his co-author were inspired by nostalgia of their days of youth but when they thought more on the benefits of recess they realized that we could all benefit from a break for play.  He talks about the value of play.  There are lots of variations on favorite old games, insider secrets and a coaches corner!  

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Recess by Dan diSorbo