The 5 shortlisted titles for the BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust, containing:Tea at the Midland by David ConstantineDavid Constantine 2010 Haywards Heath by Aminatta FornaAminatta Forna 2010Butcher’s Perfume by Sarah HallSarah Hall 2010If It Keeps on Raining by Jon McGregorJon McGregor 2010My Daughter the Racist by Helen OyeyemiHelen Oyeyemi 2010
Two boys commit a murder - not for gain, or out of passion - just to do it, just to experience the thrill. Based on the infamous 1924 trial of Leopold and Loeb, Never the Sinner is their story and the story of one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians, Clarence Darrow. In the case of a lifetime, Darrow is called in to defend the monstrous and win freedom for the depraved.
TOP DOG RADIO talks with Bud Konheim, a New York-based fashion guru who’s never at a loss for words, and three other leaders in the U.S. garment industry. Konheim is a partner with Nicole Miller, a leading designer (and company) based on Madison Avenue in New York City. Also taking part is Harold Lopato of Majestic Shape, Inc., which makes shoulder pads and other clothing accessories, and David Lee of KD Dids Inc., which specializes in dance and sportswear.
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Top Dog Radio speaks with renowned publishing icon, author, and entrepreneur extraordinaire Helen Gurley Brown (1922 – 2012). Brown was editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years until 1997, making it one of the top five best-selling magazines in the United States. She also wrote the best-selling book Sex and the Single Girl, making her a pioneer in what was to become the sexual revolution. Brown talks about her success in taking over the then-struggling Cosmopolitan magazine in 1965 and nurturing it into one of America’s cultural symbols.
TOP DOG RADIO speaks with film producer, writer, theatre director and Academy Award winner David Brown (1916 – 2010). Brown formed his own film production company in the early 1970s and went on to produce over a dozen blockbuster hits, including The Sting (1973), Jaws (1975), Cocoon (1985) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989).
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Top Dog Radio speaks with a giant of the supermarket industry, John Catsimatidis, founder and CEO of Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, along with two other experts in the field. John Catsimatidis’ life epitomizes the American dream. Born from Greek emigrants who came to America penniless, Catsimatidis attained a top-level education and graduated from New York University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While working part-time in a family friend’s grocery store at 137th and Broadway in New York City and attending college, he was inspired to start his own grocery store in Upper Manhattan.
Ron Barr interviews two-time National Champion Debi Thomas about starting her skating career at the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club, gravitating towards figure skating as a child instead of any other sport, and the conflicts that arose because of her individuality. This interview took place on November 10th, 2010.
Top Dog Radio speaks with Nina Zagat, who in 1982 co-founded Zagat Restaurant Surveys, which today has become the world’s premier restaurant guide, featuring 250,000 reports from 70 cities around the globe. Also taking part is Sirio Maccioni, Italian restaurateur and author, and New York restaurant owners David Bouley and Danny Meyer. Collectively, the four hold an enormous amount of expertise in the restaurant business, and bring forth each of their unique experiences from diverse beginnings and points of view.
A full-cast, fully soundscaped production of spectral romance from the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company! What would you give for love? Your heart? Your soul? Your mind? Once there was a chateau locked in winter and a palace trapped in spring. Once it was 1922 and 1888...and only a hallway separated them. Once there was an actress and a prince...and only one of them was real. Once there was the Empress Carlotta and a young woman, staring at each other across love and madness. Once...there was the Throne of Shadows.