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The Wide Wide Sea

Publisher: Doubleday

On July 12, 1776, Captain James Cook embarked on his last journey in search of the NorthWest Passage. Cook was an accomplished sea captain with 2 big voyages under his belt, yet something was different on this last voyage. Hampton Sides’ bravura account of Cook’s last journey in The Wide Wide Sea both wrestles with Cook’s legacy and provides a thrilling narrative of the titanic efforts and continual danger that characterized exploration in the 1700s. Cook was renowned for his peerless seamanship, his humane leadership, and his dedication to science–the famed naturalist Joseph Banks accompanied him on his first voyage, and Cook has been called one of the most important figures of the Age of Enlightenment. Join host Louie Saenz as he visits with acclaimed historian Hampton Sides to learn more about Captain Cook and his final voyage on KTEP’s Book Club!

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Originally aired May 19, 2024.

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
Xiomara has been working towards being On-Air for KTEP and as well as working towards being a Radio Engineer, she does volunteer work at KTEP.
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