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Amherst, MA

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A weekly radio show about writing and writers in western New England.

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English

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105 Campus Center University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003 413-545-2875


Episodes

Leslie Sharpe, The Quarry Fox and David Gessner, Soaring With Fidel

9/22/2017
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Writer and naturalist Leslie Sharpe talks about her new book, The Quarry Fox and Other Tales of the Wild Catskills. Then we talk with David Gessner about his book, Soaring with Fidel: An Osprey Odyssey from Cape Cod to Cuba and Beyond. The post Leslie Sharpe, The Quarry Fox and David Gessner, Soaring With Fidel appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:28


Deborah Campbell, A DISAPPEARANCE IN DAMASCUS & Melissa Fleming, A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA

9/14/2017
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Two stories about the human cost of war: Deborah Campbell tells us about A Disappearance in Damascus. Then, Melissa Fleming on A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea. The post Deborah Campbell, A DISAPPEARANCE IN DAMASCUS & Melissa Fleming, A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:17


Marc Fasanella: RALPH FASANELLA, IMAGES OF OPTIMISM

9/7/2017
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We talk with Marc Fasanella about the book he edited about his father, Ralph Fasanella: Images of Optimism (text by Leslie Umberger). Then, we turn to Marc Fasanella’s own project, the Ecological Culture Initiative. The post Marc Fasanella: RALPH FASANELLA, IMAGES OF OPTIMISM appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:57:53


Wilmer Leon, POLITICS ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE & Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

8/31/2017
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WV talks with with Wilmer Leon about his book, Politics Another Perspective: Commentary and Analysis on Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama”. Then, Greg Palast talks about his book and movie, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. The post Wilmer Leon, POLITICS ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE & Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:57:11


John Tepper Marlin, TAKE UP THE SONG & Marge Piercy, SEX WARS

8/24/2017
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We talk with John Tepper Marlin about his great aunt, suffragette Inez Milholland. He’s the author of a play about the women’s suffrage movement, Take Up The Song. Then we re-play our 2007 interview with writer Marge Piercy about her novel, Sex Wars. It’s about another great figure of the first women’s equality movement, Victoria Woodhull. The post John Tepper Marlin, TAKE UP THE SONG & Marge Piercy, SEX WARS appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:57:27


Cory Doctorow, WALKAWAY & Zach Roberts on De’Andre Harris Assault in Charlottesville

8/17/2017
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When disaster strikes, will we descend into dystopia — or cooperate? We talk with Cory Doctorow about his new work of speculative fiction, Walkaway (Macmillan). It’s an “optimistic disaster novel” about what motivates humans to do good in the face of civilizational crisis. Then, De’Andre Harris was assaulted August 12 by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. … Continue reading Cory Doctorow, WALKAWAY & Zach Roberts on De’Andre Harris Assault in Charlottesville → The post Cory...

Duration: 00:57:18


Alexandra Chassin, ASSASSIN OF YOUTH & Mason Tvert, MARIJUANA IS SAFER

8/11/2017
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Alexandra Chassin talks about her book Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger’s War On Drugs. Then Mason Tvert talks about his book, Marijuana Is Safer. The post Alexandra Chassin, ASSASSIN OF YOUTH & Mason Tvert, MARIJUANA IS SAFER appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:00


Anthony Horowitz, MAGPIE MURDERS, Saving Net Neutrality & Summer Reading Picks

7/14/2017
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Anthony Horowitz on Magpie Murders; the Battle to Save Net Neutrality and Summer Reading Picks. The post Anthony Horowitz, MAGPIE MURDERS, Saving Net Neutrality & Summer Reading Picks appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:57:44


Protecting Ourselves From Tyranny: Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny & Ryan Alford, Permanent State of Emergency

7/5/2017
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Historian Timothy Snyder talks about his book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Then, legal scholar Ryan Alford discusses his chilling study of how national security claims on the part of the executive branch have undermined the rule of law. His book is Permanent State of Emergency: The Demise of The Rule Of Law In The United States. The post Protecting Ourselves From Tyranny: Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny & Ryan Alford, Permanent State of Emergency appeared first on...

Duration: 00:58:01


AMERICA & WORLD WAR ONE: Margaret Wagner & Richard Rubin

6/29/2017
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Margaret Wagner talks about America and The Great War & Richard Rubin tells us about Back Over There. The post AMERICA & WORLD WAR ONE: Margaret Wagner & Richard Rubin appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:59


James Forman, Jr., LOCKING UP OUR OWN

6/16/2017
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James Forman, Jr. talks about his groundbreaking book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. The post James Forman, Jr., LOCKING UP OUR OWN appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:59:00


Thrity Umrigar, EVERYBODY’S SON & Marianne Lavelle, Carl Safina

6/8/2017
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Thrity Umrigar talks about her new novel, Everybody’s Son. Then, Marianne Lavelle on Trump’s Paris pullout and the Exxon shareholder revolt. Finally, Carl Safina clip on Lazy Point. The post Thrity Umrigar, EVERYBODY’S SON & Marianne Lavelle, Carl Safina appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:57:29


Susan Quinn, ELEANOR AND HICK & Naomi Oreskes, THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

6/1/2017
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Susan Quinn talks about her book, Eleanor and Hick & we re-air Naomi Oreskes talking about The Collapse of Western Civilization. The post Susan Quinn, ELEANOR AND HICK & Naomi Oreskes, THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:33


Marianne Lavelle: Pulling Out of the Paris Accord & Exxon Shareholders’ Revolt

6/1/2017
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Marianne Lavelle discusses two blockbuster climate change breaking news stories: Trump's Paris pullout and Exxon's rebellious shareholders. The post Marianne Lavelle: Pulling Out of the Paris Accord & Exxon Shareholders’ Revolt appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:20:07


Andrew Forsthoefel WALKING TO LISTEN & Rob Okun, VOICE MALE.

5/26/2017
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Andrew Forsthoeffel talks about his book, Walking To Listen and we re-air an edited version of our 2014 interview with Rob Okun about his book Voice Male. The post Andrew Forsthoefel WALKING TO LISTEN & Rob Okun, VOICE MALE. appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:59:00


Corban Addison, A HARVEST OF THORNS & Heather White, COMPLICIT

5/19/2017
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Bestselling author Corban Addison discusses his gripping new novel, A HARVEST OF THORNS. It’s a gripping thriller that reveals the ugly underbelly of fast fashion. Then, Heather White talks about COMPLICIT, the film she co-produced with Lynn Zhang. It's an explosive undercover exposé about deadly hazards in China’s electronics industry. The post Corban Addison, A HARVEST OF THORNS & Heather White, COMPLICIT appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:59:55


Peter Moskowitz, HOW TO KILL A CITY & Steve Stollman on the Mulberry Street Gang

5/11/2017
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Peter Moskowitz discusses his book, How to Kill a City. Then Steve Stollman talks about his pop-up exhibit on East Houston Street in New York, The Mulberry Street Gang. The post Peter Moskowitz, HOW TO KILL A CITY & Steve Stollman on the Mulberry Street Gang appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:56:36


Melissa Febos, ABANDON ME & Trump’s Attack on Social Security &Medicare

5/5/2017
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Melissa Febos talks about her acclaimed new memoir, Abandon Me. Then we talk with Los Angeles Times business journalist Michael Hiltzick and Nancy Altman of Social Security Works about Trump's attack on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The post Melissa Febos, ABANDON ME & Trump’s Attack on Social Security &Medicare appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:56:48


Ellen Meeropol, KINSHIP OF CLOVER & Dan Natale, BAD TIDINGS

4/27/2017
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Ellen Meeropol talks about her new novel, Kinship of Clover. Then filmmaker Dan Natale discusses his documentary about sea level rise, Bad Tidings. The post Ellen Meeropol, KINSHIP OF CLOVER & Dan Natale, BAD TIDINGS appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:59


Florence Williams, THE NATURE FIX & Sarah Williams Goldhagen, WELCOME TO YOUR WORLD

4/20/2017
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We talk with science journalist Florence Williams about her book The Nature Fix and with Sarah Williams Goldhagen about her book, Welcome To Your World. The post Florence Williams, THE NATURE FIX & Sarah Williams Goldhagen, WELCOME TO YOUR WORLD appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:37

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