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Craig Nelson How much interesting conversation Age of Radianceabout books and writing can one squeeze into an hour of live radio?  This week on Writers' Voices we are trying for the maximum.  At 1 pm Friday (rebroadcast at 8 am Monday) we welcome New York Times bestselling author Craig Nelson with his latest, "The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Age." Nelson begins with an unknown German physicist working in a "Frankenstein-style lab" in the 1800's, and carries us through the fascinating lives of the Curies, Enrico Fermi, and Edward Teller, clear up to the modern nuclear disasters. Let me just say about this book - I had no idea that learning about science could be so intriguing!  Nelson's previous books include "Rocket Men" and "Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations."

From science, we turn to the spiritiual. For our second half-hour, Monica and Caroline will be Laura Weinbergjoined by local creative Laura Goldman Weinberg, who will be presenting her inspired book "I AM:365 Inspirational Messages from the Great I AM" along with four booklets and a CD of nondemoninational hymns, at Revelations Cafe in Fairfield on Saturday, May 17.  Laura's expression of her inner voice cover a full range of forms, from devotional messages to poetry, children's stories to music.