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Listen to Stephen Fenberg Interview About Legendary Houston Entrepreneur Jesse Jones

October 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Stephen Fenberg, author of Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good, was today’s guest on KAZI Book Review.  Many Texans know of Jesse Jones as the owner of the Houston Chronicle, one of the founders of Texas Commerce bank (today part of JP Morgan Chase Bank), and the creator of the Houston Endowment, the largest philanthropic endowment in Texas. However very little is know about his pivotal role in rebuilding the U.S. economy as chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and Secretary of Commerce during President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration in the 1930 and 40s.  To listen to the interview with Stephen Fenberg click here: Stephen Fenberg

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Exciting Line-Up of October Interviews on KAZI Book Review

October 7, 2011 Leave a comment

I have an exciting line-up of interviews of fiction and nonfiction authors scheduled for October.  From best-selling crime fiction author John Sandford to Trinidadian novelist Elizabeth Nunez, October will provide listeners an eclectic mix of characters and settings.  All shows are broadcast on KAZI 88.7 FM on Sundays, 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. central time.  Listen live online at kazifm.org.

October 9, 2011 – John Sandford, author of Shock Wave.  This is the 5th crime fiction novel  featuring Virgil Flowers, an investigator with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.  Flowers, originally a character in Sandford’s Prey novels, has been sent to a small town to assist the local sheriff and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) with finding the perpetraor of bombings targeting a superstore retailer, Pyemart.

October 16 – Stephen Fenberg, author of Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good. Unprecedented Power is a biography of the legendary Houston businessman Jesse Jones who served as chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Commission during the Great Depression.  Appointed by president Franklin Roosevelt, Jones leadership helped save the U.S. banking system from total collapse.

October 23, 2011 – Chuck Klosterman, author of the novel The Visible Man.  In this novel, Austin, Texas therapist Victoria Vick publishes the notes from her sessions with a patient who claims to have developed a cloaking device that renders him nearly invisible.  Is he suffering from delusions or is he really a scientist that made being invisible a reality?

October 30, 2011 – Elizabeth Nunez, author of the novel Boundaries. In this novel, Anna Sinclar is a Caribbean immigrant who has successfully climbed the corporate ladder to become the head of a special imprint of a major book publishing company.  Despite her success, she continues to face personal and professional challenges caused in part by the dissonance she feels as an immigrant caught between the culture of her original home and that of America.