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

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

Amherst, MA

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Carl Safina Talks About Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling, Then & Now

1/18/2018
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Carl Safina talks about Trump's plan for offshore oil and gas drilling and we re-air our 2011 interview with Safina about his book A Sea In Flames. The post Carl Safina Talks About Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling, Then & Now appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:14


Brian Platzer, BED-STUY IS BURNING & Peter Moskowitz, HOW TO KILL A CITY

1/11/2018
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Brian Platzer talks about his novel Bed-Stuy is Burning & Peter Moskowitz discusses his book, How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood. The post Brian Platzer, BED-STUY IS BURNING & Peter Moskowitz, HOW TO KILL A CITY appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:02


First PEER/NYPAN Candidates Forum: David Pechefsky & Vivian Viloria-Fischer

1/11/2018
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First PEER/NYPAN Candidates Forum: David Pechefsky & Vivian Viloria-Fischer The post First PEER/NYPAN Candidates Forum: David Pechefsky & Vivian Viloria-Fischer appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 01:34:39


Katherine Paterson, MY BRIGADISTA YEAR & Jessica Yu, GARDEN OF THE LOST AND ABANDONED

1/5/2018
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Newberry Medalist Katherine Paterson talks about her new YA novel, My Brigadista Year, about the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign and its teenage heroes. Then, Jessica Yu talks about her book Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves. The post Katherine Paterson, MY BRIGADISTA YEAR & Jessica Yu, GARDEN OF THE LOST AND ABANDONED appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:59:00


Jeff Goodell, THE WATER WILL COME & Lynn Zinser, Climate Liability News

12/28/2017
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Jeff Goodell talks about The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. Then we talk with Lynn Zinser of the nonprofit journalism website Climate Liability News about the legal implications of climate change. The post Jeff Goodell, THE WATER WILL COME & Lynn Zinser, Climate Liability News appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:44


What You Need To Know: Climate Scientist Robert Kopp Discusses New Findings on Sea Level Rise

12/16/2017
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Dr. Robert Kopp discusses the new report he co-authored that doubles projections of sea level rise if we fail to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050. The post What You Need To Know: Climate Scientist Robert Kopp Discusses New Findings on Sea Level Rise appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:16:15


John Michael Greer, The Retro Future & Peter Kalmus, Being The Change

12/14/2017
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John Michael Greer talks about The Retro Future & climate scientist Peter Kalmus tells us about Being The Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution. The post John Michael Greer, The Retro Future & Peter Kalmus, Being The Change appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:01


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Why We May Not Be Able To Trust Alabama’s Vote Count

12/12/2017
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Francesca speaks with John Brakey and Chris Sautter about the special election for the US Senate in Alabama between Doug Jones and Roy Moore. The post WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Why We May Not Be Able To Trust Alabama’s Vote Count appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:16:37


Sy Montgomery, TAMED AND UNTAMED & Elizabeth Tova Bailey

12/11/2017
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Sy Montgomery talks about Tamed and Untamed (co-authored with Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.) Then Elizabeth Tova Bailey talks about The Sound of A Wild Snail Eating in an excerpt from our 2011 interview. The post Sy Montgomery, TAMED AND UNTAMED & Elizabeth Tova Bailey appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:57:59


Why Drug Costs Are So High – But Single Payer? Not So Much.

11/30/2017
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Wendell Potter tells us why drug prices going through the roof and Gerald Friedman tells us why single payer health care is less costly than its critics charge. The post Why Drug Costs Are So High – But Single Payer? Not So Much. appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:59


Rita Dove, COLLECTED POEMS & Thanksgiving on WV

11/30/2017
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Poet Rita Dove talks about her Collected Poems 1974-2004, published by W.W. Norton. Then, we honor our Thanksgiving tradition of airing Marge Bruchac’s true story of Thanksgiving and a reading of Francesca’s story, The Food Philosophe. The post Rita Dove, COLLECTED POEMS & Thanksgiving on WV appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:59


Katherine Nouri Hughes, THE MAPMAKER’S DAUGHTER & Claire McKinney, DO YOU KNOW WHAT A BOOK PUBLICIST DOES?

11/22/2017
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Katherine Nouri Hughes talks about her novel The Mapmaker’s Daughter. We also get advice from book publicist Claire McKinney on how to promote your book. She's the author of Do You Know What a Book Publicist Does? The post Katherine Nouri Hughes, THE MAPMAKER’S DAUGHTER & Claire McKinney, DO YOU KNOW WHAT A BOOK PUBLICIST DOES? appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:00


Damion Searls Translates Hans Keilson: 1944 DIARY & COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY

11/9/2017
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Damion Searls talks about his translation of Han Keilson's 1944 Diary and Keilson’s acclaimed novel, Comedy in a Minor Key. The post Damion Searls Translates Hans Keilson: 1944 DIARY & COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:57:32


John Nichols, HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALPYSE & Valerie Brown on the EPA and Monsanto

11/2/2017
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We talk with John Nichols about HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALYPSE and Valerie Brown tells us about how Monsanto kept the EPA from regulating the toxic weedkiller glyphosate for over 40 years. The post John Nichols, HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALPYSE & Valerie Brown on the EPA and Monsanto appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:57:43


Carol Anderson, WHITE RAGE

10/25/2017
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Carol Anderson talks about her bestselling book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. The post Carol Anderson, WHITE RAGE appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:04


Remembering Poet Richard Wilbur

10/18/2017
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Richard Wilbur passed away on October 14, 2017. We remember him with a re-broadcast of our 2009 conversation with him at his home in Cummington, MA. The post Remembering Poet Richard Wilbur appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:58:35


John Duberstein, THE BRIGHT HOUR by Nina Riggs & Joseph Luzzi, IN A DARK WOOD

10/12/2017
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We talk with John Duberstein about his late wife’s memoir, The Bright Hour. Then we play a clip from our interview in 2015 with Joseph Luzzi about his memoir, In A Dark Wood. The post John Duberstein, THE BRIGHT HOUR by Nina Riggs & Joseph Luzzi, IN A DARK WOOD appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:57:57


Jean & David Stiles, BUILDING SMALL and Karen Flett, LIVING THE AIRSTREAM LIFE

10/5/2017
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We talk with the mavens of backyard building Jean and David Stiles about their new book, Building Small. Then, we talk all things Airstream with Karen Flett. Her book is Living the Airstream Life. The post Jean & David Stiles, BUILDING SMALL and Karen Flett, LIVING THE AIRSTREAM LIFE appeared first on Writer's Voice.

Duration: 00:55:49


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

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