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Alex Kotlowitz is a writer, author, and movie and radio producer. He joined The Roadhouse to talk with Brian about a number of topics, from his ne...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 15:57
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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin learns life lessons from a legend with Life’s Journeys According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers.

Bought by WLPR, Harford Community Radio, and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: US Senator Jeff Merkley on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode ponders the "not too distant future" with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, poet Anis Mojgani, comedian Joe Zimmerman, and Afroviva...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Seven 5-minute episodes of "The Writer's Almanac" for each day of the week of September 16, 2019.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 35:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Clyde W. Ford on Live Wire , Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode has "the last laugh" with comedian Josh Gondelman, author Clyde W. Ford, endurance athletes Alex Borsuk & Kaytlyn Gerbin, and music f...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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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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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a disastrous blind date with an unlucky pair in Matt Dunn’s Then I Met You.

Bought by WJFF, GCR (Global Community Radio), Harford Community Radio, and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poetry about music.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:03:13
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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
Caption: Naomi Ekpirigin on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode discusses the art of "balancing acts" with author Pam Houston, comedian Naomi Ekperigin, social activist Nadya Okamoto, and music from...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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
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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets a pep talk from former football pro Bo Eason in There’s No Plan B for Your A-Game.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Harford Community Radio, and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 02, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Franny Choi on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode gives "poetic license" to comedian Pete Holmes and poet Franny Choi, with a performance from Pink Martini's Jimmie Herrod.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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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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On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets an eerie image of the future in author Rob Hart's The Warehouse.

Bought by WOUB, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR, and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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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Bryce Andrews discusses his environmental nonfiction, Down From the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear. He also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KWMR, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Sharma Shields discusses her novel, The Cassandra. She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins a pair of adventurous young siblings as the climb the beanstalk in Spill the Beans by Sarah Mlynowski.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mitchell S. Jackson on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode gets down to "real talk" with writer Mitchell S. Jackson, psychotherapist and author Lori Gottlieb, comedian Mohanad Elshieky, and mus...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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We continue our month-long series that features current State Poets Laureate with Alberto Ríos, named Arizona's inaugural Poet Laureate in 2013. In...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin tours historic homes with a would-be couple in Playing House by Ruby Lang.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Colin O'Brady on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode "breaks the ice" with endurance athlete and adventurer Colin O’Brady, author Dani Shapiro, comedian Chris Garcia, and music from Casey...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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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
Caption: Matteo Lane on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode "goes rogue" with blogger Geraldine DeRuiter, comedian Matteo Lane, and vegan chef Makini Howell, plus music from Valley Maker.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59