Lines from Loganberry

Lines from Loganberry

By Loganberry Books
Lines from Loganberry is the official podcast of Loganberry Books. Loganberry Books plays an active role in our community. We are committed literary ambassadors of Ohio's fine authors. Every week, we will connect you to new books, feature staff picks, reveal niche stories about Loganberry, link you to local authors, ask some interesting questions about the bookish world, and check in with our friendly bookstore cat, Otis.
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Local Voices: Intellect and Inspiration Series - Dr. Todd Michney and Kathleen Crowther (Part 1)
The Intellect and Inspiration Local Voices series seeks to engage and motivate the listener during these challenging times through the thought-provoking work of a local author. This week, Loganberry's Local Voices manager Miesha Headen interviews Dr. Todd Michney and Kathleen Crowther on the Cleveland Restoration Society's book (authored by Michney and edited in part by Crowther), The Making of Cleveland's Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville & Lee Harvard. This is the first episode of two that feature's Miesha's conversation with Kathleen and Todd, so make sure to tune in next week for the latter half of their discussion. Kathleen H. Crowther has been Executive Director/President of the Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) since 1987. During Ms. Crowther’s tenure, the Cleveland Restoration Society has grown dramatically into a large and influential preservation organization. The organization is particularly adept at developing partnerships that align historic preservation with economic development goals. Ms. Crowther has served in leadership capacities on the state and national levels, particularly in association with the National Trust for Historic Preservation (USA). Ms. Crowther was selected as the first local executive director to chair of the National Trust’s Statewide and Local Partners Program. She is affiliated with the National Arts Strategies organization which provides leadership development to arts’ leaders that helps them find new approaches to the toughest challenges they face. 1n 2007, she participated in an exchange with French professionals in conjunction with the Courants Program of the French-American Foundation (New York, NY). In 2010-11, she was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome. Todd M. Michney is an Assistant Professor in the School of History and Sociology who focuses on urban history, digital history, African American history, and the history of race and ethnicity. Dr. Michney is the author of Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017), as well as articles in the Journal of Social History, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Planning History, and Reviews in American History. His current research interests include black building tradesmen and the extent of African American access to New Deal mortgage supports. Michney has sat on the board of the Urban History Association and twice served as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant evaluator. You can purchase The Making of Cleveland's Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville & Lee Harvard here. Loganberry elsewhere: Website: loganberrybooks.com; Online store: store.loganberrybooks.com; Bookshop.org affiliate page: bookshop.org/shop/loganberrybooks; Hummingbird Digital Media affiliate page for eBooks: loganberry.papertrell.com; Libro.fm audiobooks: Libro.fm; Facebook: @loganberrybooks; Twitter: @loganberrybooks; Instagram: @loganberrybooks
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July 1, 2020
Local Voices: Intellect and Inspiration Series - Ken Schneck interviews "Tinderbox" author Robert Fieseler
The Intellect and Inspiration Local Voices series seeks to engage and motivate the listener during these challenging times through the thought-provoking work of a local author. This week, for a special edition of the series in honor of Pride Month, Local Voices manager Miesha Headen hosts as author and professor Ken Schneck interviews journalist Robert Fieseler.  Robert W. Fieseler is the winner of the 2020 Columbia Journalism School First Decade Award, the 2019 NLGJA (National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association) Journalist of the Year and a debut nonfiction author. He currently lives with his husband and dog in New Orleans. He graduated co-valedictorian from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship and the Lynton Fellowship in Book Writing. He is the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association "Journalist of the Year" and the acclaimed debut author of Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, winner of the Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime and the Louisiana Literary Award. Ken Schneck is an author, radio host, and professor at Baldwin Wallace University, where he teaches courses on antiracism, ethical leadership, and creating community-based change. He authored LGBTQ Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati and Seriously . . . What am I Doing Here? Most recently, he founded "The Buckeye Flame," a new online magazine for LGBTQ+ Ohioans. Loganberry elsewhere: Website: loganberrybooks.com; Online store: store.loganberrybooks.com; Bookshop.org affiliate page: bookshop.org/shop/loganberrybooks; Hummingbird Digital Media affiliate page for eBooks: loganberry.papertrell.com; Libro.fm audiobooks: Libro.fm; Facebook: @loganberrybooks; Twitter: @loganberrybooks; Instagram: @loganberrybooks
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June 24, 2020
Local Voices: Intellect and Inspiration Series - Dr. Louise Prochaska
The Intellect and Inspiration Local Voices series seeks to engage and motivate the listener during these challenging times through the thought-provoking work of a local author. This week, Loganberry's Local Voices manager Miesha Headen interviews Louise Prochaska, Ph.D., a 1964 graduate of Notre Dame and professor of theology and women’s studies at the College. She is also the author of “Ten Keys to a Happier Life: Unlocking the Riches in Positive Psychology, Neuroscience and Ancient Religious Wisdom.” She has uncovered ten practices based in scientific evidence and religious teachings that help students of all ages live happier, healthier lives.  In the interactive workbook, Prochaska has distilled 20 years of study on brain activity and research of individual and social well-being and connected the science with age-old spiritual insight to create common practices that promote positive feelings. She presents the ten components in a weekly journal of reflections and activities that lead to regular routines that free people from stress and anxiety. “This just seems to touch a real nerve and a real need,” Prochaska said. “I just feel happier talking about it, too." You can purchase "Ten Keys to a Happier Life" on Loganberry's website here: https://store.loganberrybooks.com/ten-keys-happier-life Louise also recommends the following books which can be purchased from our affiliate page on Bookshop.org: "Why Good Things Happen to Good People" by Stephen Post;  "The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama;  "Currency of Empathy" by Jackie Acho Loganberry elsewhere: Website: loganberrybooks.com; Online store: store.loganberrybooks.com; Bookshop.org affiliate page: bookshop.org/shop/loganberrybooks; Hummingbird Digital Media affiliate page for eBooks: loganberry.papertrell.com; Libro.fm audiobooks: Libro.fm; Facebook: @loganberrybooks; Twitter: @loganberrybooks; Instagram: @loganberrybooks 
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June 17, 2020
Local Voices: Intellect and Inspiration Series - Dr. Ankur Kalra
The Intellect and Inspiration Local Voices series seeks to engage and motivate the listener during these challenging times through the thought-provoking work by a local author. This week, Local Voices manager Miesha Headen interviews Dr. Ankur Kalra, who is an interventional cardiologist and clinical researcher at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital. His collection of poetry, titled "Ibadah: When love transforms into transcendence, life transforms into servitude," is a tribute to his spirituality as well as his experiences treating patients' hearts. The poems bridge feelings of heartache, loss, and beguilement to the concepts of reincarnation and transcending finite pain in order to grow.  His collection is available at Loganberry here: https://store.loganberrybooks.com/ibadah-when-love-transforms-i. He also recommends the following books that align with spirituality, wholeness, and gratitude:  The Essentials of Vedic Mathematics by Rakesh Kumar Thakur: https://bookshop.org/a/1783/9788129123749 The Bhagavad Gita (linked here is one one great version among many others): https://bookshop.org/a/1783/9781586380199 Loganberry elsewhere: Website: loganberrybooks.com; Online store: store.loganberrybooks.com; Bookshop.org affiliate page: bookshop.org/shop/loganberrybooks; Hummingbird Digital Media affiliate page for eBooks: loganberry.papertrell.com; Libro.fm audiobooks: Libro.fm; Facebook: @loganberrybooks; Twitter: @loganberrybooks; Instagram: @loganberrybooks
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June 10, 2020
Local Voices: Books, Big Hats, and Bourbon - A Celebration of Horses with Loganberry Books
**This episode originally aired as a Facebook Live event on May 2, 2020.** Join Loganberry Books as we celebrate the beauty and strength of horses by hosting a free author talk with three horse lovers. Though the 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs was postponed, Loganberry Books invites fans to honor the animals and the annual tradition while staying at home and enjoying books, big hats, and bourbon with us. All of the books are available online via Loganberry. The featured authors are: • Dave Szalay, illustrator of “The True Story of Zippy Chippy The Little Horse That Couldn’t” https://cutt.ly/Ryd3gf0 • Betty Weibel, author of “Little Victories A True Story of the Healing Power of Horses” https://cutt.ly/eyd3jME • Janet Wolanin Alexander, author of “At Home on a Horse in the Woods” https://cutt.ly/Fyd3hmI Related books are also available at Loganberry: "A Year at the Races - Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck" by Jane Smiley; "Half Broke" by Ginger Gaffney Loganberry Elsewhere: Website: loganberrybooks.com; Online store: store.loganberrybooks.com; Bookshop.org affiliate page: bookshop.org/shop/loganberrybooks; Hummingbird Digital Media affiliate page for eBooks: loganberry.papertrell.com; Libro.fm audiobooks: Libro.fm; Facebook: @loganberrybooks; Twitter: @loganberrybooks; Instagram: @loganberrybooks
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June 5, 2020