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In an era of fake news and alternative facts, what is the role of literature that blurs the line between fiction and non-fiction? Novelist Lynne Ti...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 30:55
Caption: Author and Publlisher Gerald Everett Jones, Credit: La Puerta Productions
Millennial-with-attitude and recent journalism graduate Cheyenne Cockrell challenges Gerald with a dozen questions from wannabes who wake up wantin...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 54:53
Caption: Sherman Alexie (left) with Katy Sewall and Steve Scher, Credit: Joshua Diltz
Native American author, Sherman Alexie, joins Katy Sewall and Steve Scher live on stage to talk about urban animal encounters. The result is a hila...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2015
  • Length: 01:41:12
Caption: Shaun Usher
In 2009 Shaun Usher began a blog to showcase correspondence that he felt deserved a wider audience. The blog quickly became popular and widely shar...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 13:31
Caption: William Joyce
Creative author, illustrator and filmmaker William Joyce is an Academy Award Winner, Emmy Award Winner and his illustrations have appeared on numer...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 16:44
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100-second module, from our weekday readings for May. An early activist profiled.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mike Offit
Set in the luxurious homes and clubs of New York, Hobe Sound, Dark Harbor, the Hamptons and Europe, Mike Offit’s debut novel is a story about comin...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2014
  • Length: 22:34
Caption:  2013 Team Finals stage at the Cadillac Palace Theater, Credit: (TimeOut/Jeff Kroll)
Over the past 13 years, Louder than a Bomb, Chicago’s youth poetry competition, has grown from humble roots in the basement of a Division Street th...

Bought by WJSU, KMXT, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Bill Caldwell is a nurse, a therapist, and a poet. Much of what he knows about poetry is related to classes at The Loft at the Minnesota Center for...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 03:08
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Poet Athena Kildeagard, a University of Minnesota - Morris lecturer, looks deeply and metaphorically at a Blue Herring's stop in the poem "On Juggl...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Colin Fischer, Credit: Jacket cover design by Emily Osborne
This is the story of an exceptional 14-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome. He hates the color blue, keeps a very detailed notebook, needs flash...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2012
  • Length: 14:42
Caption: B.A. Shapiro
The New York Times estimates that nearly forty percent of museum and gallery art is forged. Keep that in mind as you read the new book by B.A. Sha...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2012
  • Length: 20:24
Caption: New Society Publishers jacket, Credit: cover design by Diane McIntosh
Whatever your spiritual path, chances are that the primary tenets of your faith include universal love, acceptance and compassion. Yet three thousa...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2012
  • Length: 28:55
Caption: Pamela Redmond
Can we ever atone for the sins of the past? Or does each generation of women invent itself anew? In THE POSSIBILITY OF YOU, bestselling author Pam...

  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 13:39
Caption: Bob Tarte
In the feline follow-up to Enslaved by Ducks, bird-loving author Bob Tarte tells the story of surviving a household run by six fiercely independent...

  • Added: May 01, 2012
  • Length: 12:56
Caption: Chu-Yin Lo  Roberts
Dmae Roberts produced a special half-hour radio memorial on the 10th anniversary of her mom’s death. Remembrance: On Time And Distance is part memo...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Prairie Public, KVSC, and WBEZ


  • Added: Apr 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
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A dramatic musical based on "The Diary of Anne Frank," with music by Michael Cohen and libretto by Enid Futterman. Perfect for scheduling in April ...

Bought by KPVL and KENW


  • Added: Apr 22, 2012
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: G.P. Putnam's Sons jacket cover, Credit: Natalie C. Sousa, cover design
Meg Rosoff, a Printz Award-winning author, returns to the young adult marketplace with "There is No Dog," a provocative and imaginative novel starr...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 21:06
Caption: Julia Child
Julia Child wanted to be a novelist, or to write for The New Yorker. "They weren't interested in me, for some reason." So she just kept reading. An...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: 49:35
Caption: Julia Child
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Willa Cather, John Steinbeck, and Julia Child: All loved to eat. Here's a Cather story about a priest who loved his food more t...

Bought by KZYX, WCAI / WNAN, KZYX, WXXI, WNPR and more


  • Added: Jun 25, 2011
  • Length: 55:08
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Cicada, Credit: Jeremy Luther
Cicada III is a communal reading of a poem by Oklahoma native Scott Aycock. In addition to Aycock's poem, we bring you a granddaughter's grief and...

Bought by PRX Remix and KZYX


  • Added: Jun 03, 2011
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nicholson Baker
Part of "Whose Words These Are," our look at poetry in our time: first Christopher Lydon in conversation with novelist Nicholson Baker, whose novel...

Bought by KALW, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUT, WCAI / WNAN, WEOS and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Julia and Paul's Valentine, Credit: Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts
Happy Valentine's from Julia Child! This one-hour special was started years ago but never aired till now. She presents two love stories that have t...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KPIP-LP, RadioFreePalmer, WNMU-FM, KPIK-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2011
  • Length: 54:51
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: Julia Child, Credit: Christopher Hirscheimer
Julia Child takes us back in time, presenting 2 stories -- "A Christmas Carol," read by the actor Peter Donat; and "I Was Really Very Hungry," writ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KOSU, Raven Radio, KRPS and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2010
  • Length: 54:49
  • Purchases: 34
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Julia says, "'A Christmas Carol' is a lovely story to read during the holidays, because it has a happy ending." The actor Peter Donat takes us to V...

Bought by KMUD, KMUN, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WPCA-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2010
  • Length: 25:44
  • Purchases: 16