This week, Sam talks with Linda Fodrini-Johnson about her book The Empowered Caregiver.
What’s the first rule of mini-comics? Is art really a healing process? Why draw something and then erase most of it? Will therapy change your art? We know how online exposure can hurt one’s career, but can it also really help? Can people quit talking about NFTs already?
Annie gets on a call with MariNaomi to discuss her comics collection Dragon’s Breath, but the conversation expands far outside it, into the role (and hazards) of self-deprecation in art, the myth of art as a healing process, the value of feedback, the joy of flirty fruit, and MariNaomi’s work compiling databases for POC, queer, and disabled cartoonists.
Before it airs in the normal half-hour Write On! Radio fashion, enjoy Annie’s interview with MariNaomi uncut exclusively on the podcast (here on the website, on Spotify, or on Apple Podcasts).
Originally aired October 19, 2021.
Amina Ahmed fills in for Bihi today and welcomes Aisha Chughtai on air. The two discuss Aisha’s campaign for City Council representing Ward 10, her values and goals, and her experience as a union organizer, as well as their shared experiences as children of immigrants and the unique community, challenges, and insights that come with it.
This week, Sam talks to a panel of staff and clients from Opportunity Partners. OP is a local organization helping people with disabilities enrich their lives. Also it’s our Fall Pledge Drive so please go to kfai.org, or give us a call at (612-375-9030)! Every bit helps!
Originally aired October 12, 2021.
Josh opens the show talking to Harvard’s David M. Cutler about his new book, Survival of the City, which discusses the devastating impact of COVID-19 and other recent events on the modern city.
After the break, Liz welcomes Laura Davis on-air to discuss her new book, The Burning Light of Two Stars, and its conversation about rekindling a mother-daughter relationship with a volatile past.
Originally aired October 5, 2021.
Ian Graham Leask takes center stage this week, interviewing David Backes about editing A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson. After the break, Leask is joined by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, short-fiction author and great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway himself.