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We begin with an energetic reading and interview with Marsha Wilson Chall. Marsha Wilson Chall is the author of a children’s chapter book and a number of picture books, several of which feature Midwest experiences, including Up North at the Cabin, Bonaparte, and Happy Birthday, America!. (Her books have received numerous awards, including an International Reading Association Teacher’s Choice Award.) She also teaches in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University.

In the second half, N.M. Kelby joins us to talk about two upcoming books, a collection of short stories called A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts and The Constant Art of Being a Writer: The Life, Art, and Business of Fiction.

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Another summer show full of new music…and a couple of surprises. Starting off the program was the excellent new Kukan Dub Lagan:http://www.kukantaiko.com/ New Life New Vision. Other new items included Dawa Hi-Fi’s latest (Antik Things) and the very cool From the Oriental School of Dub from Fedayi Pacha:http://fedayipacha.net/ (on Hammerbass). One (by request) surprise: legendary folkie Arlo Guthrie in dub! And to celebrate the new Kukan release, our summer mix was Kukan’s Dub Journey.

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Block by Block: Street Gangs in St. Louis (Adam Allington) and Watching My Cousin Sink Into Gang Life (Julie Palido, Curie Youth Radio)

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The Outpost, a Mark Time science fiction award winner from 19 Nocturne Boulevard.
Magic Notes, a wizard is hired to home-school a pair of children, featuring music by Michael The Hook Deutsch.

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