FEDERAL NEWS RADIO, APRIL 24, 2009 — Hooks Book Events co-founder Perry Pidgeon Hooks was featured on today’s 10 a.m. radio broadcast of “Inside Government,” during a recap of this week’s Government Executive’s 2009 Excellence in Government Conference on www.federalnewsradio.com, 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.
Hooks discussed her company’s role in connecting big thinkers with the federal government to tackle the most pressing issues. Case in point was the keynote speaker she brought to the April 20 Government Executive’s 2009 Excellence in Government Conference — the award-winning broadcaster Cokie Roberts, who discussed her latest book, “Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation,” as well as President Obama’s initiative to increase public service.
“Cokie is an extraordinary woman who charmed the crowd with her wit, wisdom and incredible knowledge of our founding mothers who, interestingly, had quite a hand in keeping their men on task,” Hooks shares. “The comment that sticks in my mind is when Cokie explained how emotionally charged politics was back in the early 19th century and ‘the women were trying to get the men to put down their guns and pick up a glass of wine to discuss the issue at hand with civility.”
Hooks says she was honored to be interviewed on for the April 24 “Inside Government” broadcast, and looks forward to working with the radio station to bring more bestselling authors who are talking about issues that impact the federal government.