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Caption: Jesmyn Ward, Credit: Tony Cook
In her memoir Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward attempts to understand the links in the untimely deaths of her brother and four friends

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WNJR, Public Radio for All, WMUU-LP, and 91.7 WHUS Storrs


  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Christmas poetry and music ranging from introspective to light.

Bought by KRPS and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Dec 24, 2016
  • Length: 54:22
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Poetry and music reflecting the beauty of winter.

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 17, 2016
  • Length: 56:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Poetry & Music, Credit: Donald Wendland
Intimate and humorous reflections on music and dance.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2016
  • Length: 49:47
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Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer, Geraldine Brooks talks about her 2015 book, THE SECRET CHORD, which was recently released in paperback. Thi...

Bought by WNJR and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Dramatist Anna Deavere Smith discusses her technique of interviewing real people to use their stories on stage. She talks about the School to Priso...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WNJR


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In a slim, lucid and compulsively readable book, Nathaniel Philbrick makes an enthusiastic case for taking a look at Melville’s classic Moby-Dick.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vaddey Ratner, Credit: Christina Sherk
Vaddey Ratner's novel, In the Shadow of the Banyan honors her lost family

Bought by WNJR, WMUU-LP, and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Charles Baxter
In this special anthology on fiction writing, we go to the writing well to fill the creative spirit as several authors share their varied technique...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Kelly Link combines the ordinary and the magical—with flair.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Edgar Allan Poe
Mystery Writer Laura Lippman talks about the terrifying brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe.

Bought by WLPR, WNJR, WJFF, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Another hour of Dylan's most literate work, hosted by Paul Ingles, to further mark his winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Bought by WYSO, WXAV 88.3FM, WRVO Public Media, and KGLT


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet Adam Zagajewski (zah-gah-yev-ski), the 2016 recipient of the Griffin Lifetime Achievement Prize for Excellence in Poetry, was born in Lwow, Po...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 26, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Music writers, musicians and Bob Dylan fans were invited to write to music host Paul Ingles with a choice of a Dylan track since mid-1975 that they...

Bought by KGLP, WAMC, WFAE, WCAI / WNAN, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson talks about her novel Another Brooklyn (longlisted for National Book Award.) It’s in the form of a coming-o...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Discover the poetic variety of Missouri in this special program featuring readings from the Midwest Poets Series by three very different Missouri p...

Bought by WNJR and WJCU


  • Added: Sep 14, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Yu Hua and Michael Berry Beijing August 2010  , Credit: courtesy of Michael Berry
Michael Berry reflects on the art of translating Yu Hua’s influential novel and new Big Read title To Live into English

Bought by KPIP-LP, WRIR, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Writer Dean Klinkenberg talks about his journeys along the Mississippi River

  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 08:56
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In this episode, married co-authors Kevin Flynn & Rebecca Lavoie. Together, they have written four true crime books, most recently Dark Heart: A Tr...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 08:13
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Justin Cronin's book, The City of Mirrors marks the end of the Passage trilogy--and what a ride it was!

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kao Kalia Yang
Kao Kalia Yang's book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir is a personal story that speaks to the moment.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Shawn Vestal, the winner of 2014’s PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize, talks about and reads from his unforgettable debut novel about Loretta, a teenager ...

Bought by KMRE-LP, KGLT, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: David Baumgarten
A life out of the ordinary: Through memories, songs and poetry, David Baumgarten chronicles his early days in Southern California to his many trave...

  • Added: May 08, 2016
  • Length: 08:20
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We remember a Past American Voice--Arkansas native and former Rhode Island Poet Laureate, C.D. Wright who died suddenly in early 2016. She authored...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: MIchael Witmore, Credit: Folger Shakespeare Library
Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, talks about the reasons Shakespeare still resonates with us.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2