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On Open Stacks, we bring you conversations with scholars, poets, novelists and activists on books that surprise challenge delight and impress. Here, as in our stores, the most seasoned of readers can once again feel a sense of wonder in discovering a book.
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Aug 27, 2017

This week on Open Stacks, Carolyn Purnell talks about the history of the senses and her delectable book "The Sensational Past." Bianca Bosker talks about her book "Cork Dork", which explores the wild world of wine-obsessed sommeliers. Plus, tasting notes from local somm Derrick Westbrook.

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-operative Bookstores. This week's episode was produced by Kit Brennen and Imani E. Jackson.

Aug 20, 2017

This week on Open Stacks, we hear from members of the faith community who advocate for a woman's right to choose. Dr. Willie Parker talks about his journey to become an abortion provider in the Deep South and explains his moral argument for choice. D.A. Dirks tells the history of the Clergy Consultaion Service, a group of clergymen who assisted women to find safe abortions before Roe v. Wade. 

 

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-operative Bookstores. This episode was produced by Kit Brennen and Imani Jackson.

 

 

Aug 13, 2017

Activist Susan Burton tells the story of her inspiring journey from prison to the forefront of the movement for incarcerated women. Sociologist Michaela Soyer talks about recidivism in the juvenile legal system. Sharlyn Grace of the Chicago Community Bond Fund describes the problems of the bail bond system.

 

Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-operative Bookstores. This episode was produced by Kit Brennen and Imani Jackson. Music by Jeff Deutsch and Colin McDonald.

Aug 6, 2017

This week, we explore the lives of cartoonists George Herriman & Saul Steinberg. Michael Tisserand discusses his book "Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White" and Mark Pascale talks about "Along The Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg."

Open Stacks is the official podcast of The Seminary Co-operative Bookstores.

This episode was produced by Kit Brennen. The Open Stacks theme was composed and performed by Colin McDonald and Jeff Deutsch.

 

 

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