It’s a Mother’s Day-themed show as Kathryn Kysar, Ka Vang, and Morgan Grayce Willow join us in the studio to talk about their new book Riding Shotgun: Women Write about Their Mothers, an acclaimed and surprisingly candid collection of essays whose other contributors include Faith Sullivan, Wang Ping, Sheila O’Connor, Shannon Olson, Tai Coleman, Jonis Agee, and others.
Poet Jane Levin also reads from her new poetry chapbook, Legacy, which focuses on GLBT, Jewish, and cancer-survivor issues.
In the second half, Matthew Karanian calls in to talk about his extraordinary travel book: Armenia Karabagh, The Stone Garden Travel Guide.
Today we make our annual trek down to the Memphis area to preview some of the nominees for the 2008 Blues Music Awards (better known as the Handys). We also celebrate the birthdays of Robert Johnson and Stevie Wonder. And, for probably the first time ever in Rockhouse history, we feature back-to-back sets containing – gasp – covers by the Beatles.
We begin our run-up to Syttende Mai…..Norwegian Constitution Day….May 17th. Musik from the Telemarkfestival 1990-2000 and Landskappleik ’94 among other selections. Also a sample of new Finnish classical music from Einojuhani Rautavaara.