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We continue National Hispanic Heritage Month with essayist and fiction writer, Sergio Troncoso. A contributor to the most recent 2019 issue of NEW ...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Ta-Nehisi Coates says we must love our country the way we love our friends — and not spare the hard truths. “Can you get to a place where citizens ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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We continue our series on current State Poets Laureate with New York's Alicia Ostriker. The New York State Poet (2018-2020) is a feminist, critic, ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Poet and muralist Jose Faus was born in Bogota, Colombia but grew up in Kansas, just across the Missouri border. In this interview in front of an a...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Arab-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis and is now a long-time resident of San Antonio and the 2018 winner of the Texas Institu...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Joaquín Zihuatanejo discusses poems based on life in his hometown of East Dallas. He also talks about his early life growing up without his father ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Jericho Brown’s irreverent, magnetic presence is beloved in the worlds of poetry and education. We were joined by Newark high school students for t...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Our celebration of Black History Month continues with Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District. This Ca...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Journalist Ben Montgomery talks history and unconventional pedestrianism in his book, "The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer's Search fo...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Stewart O'Nan has written over 20 books as varied as the best-selling novel, SNOW ANGELS (now a film) to the non-fiction book co-written with Steph...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Daniel Magariel, a Kansas City native, is a young writer who hit it big with his debut novel, ONE OF THE BOYS. A NEW YORK TIMES Editor’s Choice in ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Go to the doctor and they won’t begin to treat you without taking your history — and not just yours, but that of your parents and grandparents befo...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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Former California Poet Laureate, Al Young has penned 25 books and was recently included in THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2016. Young discusses how his c...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Michelle Boisseau died November 15, 2017 from cancer at age 62. In this interview conducted earlier this year at the Kansas City Public Libra...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a poetic journalist and a defining voice of our times. He’s with us in a conversation that is joyful and hard and kind, soaring...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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Inspired by the documentary THE VIETNAM WAR, we return to an archive interview with the poet John Balaban, who served as a conscientious objector i...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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“From the bottom will the genius come that makes our ability to live with each other possible. I believe that with all my heart.” These are the wor...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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Novelist Whitney Terrell talks about his third novel, THE GOOD LIEUTENANT, now out in paperback. Terrell was embedded with the military in Iraq, wr...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
  • Length: 30:30
  • Purchases: 1
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As we approach the Academy Awards, there’s lots of buzz about the film, FENCES. The screenplay is written by the late August Wilson, adapted from ...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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J. Todd Scott is a lawman and a novelist who lives in the American southwest.

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 10:50
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Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles. This is his first novel.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 08:54
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National Magazine Award winning essayist Thomas E. Kennedy discusses his approach to essay writing, particularly in his collection RIDING THE DOG: ...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this interview at the Kansas City Public Library as part of Park University's Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, Patrick Rosal talks about the impetus...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jane Smiley discusses her 2014 book, SOME LUCK, the first in a trilogy that follows an Iowa farm family for more than a century. Smiley talks about...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WNJR


  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 30:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Women's History Month continues with a tribute to the late Carolyn Kizer, the influential poet who died in October 2014. An unmistakable feminist, ...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1