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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 spend the hour with science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist, Cory Doctorow. First, we talk with him about his terrific new boo...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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Our celebration of State Poets Laureate continues with a look back at previous holders of the title in Kansas. Part one of this public reading feat...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo by Star Black released into the Public Domain
We continue our series on State Poets Laureate with the most recent California State Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia. In this archive interview, the Cali...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Susan Kuklin is an author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, well known for her photo essays for young children and her oral ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 21:08
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British writer Rupert Thomson discusses his eleventh novel, NEVER ANYONE BUT YOU, shortlisted for the 2018 American Library in Paris Book Award, t...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: (Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0)
Novelist, retired Princeton professor, and mountain climber, Russell Banks discusses his recent memoir, VOYAGER. Interviewed by his former student ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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National Writers Series co-founder Doug Stanton talks with authors Elizabeth Berg, Elizabeth Letts, and Lynne Olson.

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 54:31
  • Purchases: 1
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR continues National Poetry Month with a program of readings and conversation at Commerce Bank's The Box Gallery. Poets Wyatt ...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR begins National Poetry Month with Edward Hirsch, a poet and "MacArthur genius" who was the editor of THE BEST AMERICAN POETR...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Women's History Month concludes with poet and essayist Kathryn Nuernberger. She discusses how she once shied away from being a "woman writer" and w...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Bob Kustra interviews Rick Bass about his book "The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes"

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 30:01
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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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Patricia Smith, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellow and the 2018 winner of the coveted Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, reads this time from ...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Guggenheim Fellow Charles Harper Webb reads from his collection of essays, A MILLION MFAS ARE NOT ENOUGH and shares poetry from his earlier books, ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Ariel Burger talks about his book WITNESS: Lessons from Elie Wiesels Classroom. And later in the show, we re-air our 2016 interview with Ani Tuzman...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: We Are Not Done Yet, Credit: HBO
A talk with Jeffrey Wright about his documentary that looks at veterans writing and performing collective poems.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 30:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Poet Ellen Bass describes looking back on her childhood in Philadelphia for inspiration, especially in her two recent books, LIKE A BEGGER and THE ...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Gavin VanHorn is the author of The Way of the Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Author Kiersten White's retelling of the Mary Shelley's classic novel from the point of view of Mrs. Frankenstein.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:36
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Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discusses how his writing has been impacted by the region's histo...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Author and journalist Gwen Florio discusses her literary novel, Silent Hearts. She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Kiran Singh Sirah--head of the International Storytelling Center which builds community one story at a time.

Bought by KVNF


  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Interview with Richard Powers on his new book "The Overstory."

  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 11:20
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Jennifer Haigh's novel Heat and Light takes a hard look at fracking in an Appalchian town

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 28:18