Originally aired April 6, 2021
Liz opens the show by welcoming Eric M. Johnson on air to discuss his new novel, Whenever a Happy Thing Falls, which follows a young literature student forced by his father into the seedy world of elite investment banking.
After the break, the Write On Gang revisits a favorite legacy interview with Tana French, Dublin’s internationally legendary thriller author.
Originally aired March 23, 2021
WOR’s poetry powerhouse, Dave, opens the show by bringing Patrick Cabello Hansel to discuss his newest collection, Quitting Time, which delivers a meaningful family story spanning from the Great Depression through the World Wars and beyond in powerful verse.
After the break, Liz re-connects with local music-writing legend Jim Walsh to discuss his newest work of nonfiction, Fear and Loving in South Minneapolis, reflecting on life in the wake of loss, Minnesota music and culture, and the infinite simple joy of a warm afternoon at the Harriet Rose Garden.
This week Sam talks with Melissa Allman, the Advocacy and Government Relations specialist at Seeing Eye School for Guide Dog Training. Also we hear a clip from a previous show on Affordable Housing with the Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Gertrude Matemba-Mutasa, and Deputy Commissioner for Minnesota Housing, Rachel Robinson.
This All Liz Episode kicks off with a legacy interview pre-recorded in a prior studio session. Liz welcomes Elizabeth Stanley onto the show to talk about trauma, brain development, and resilience in the context of Stanley’s book Widen the Window.
After the break, Liz welcomes the New York Times bestselling novelist Kristin Hannah live on air to discuss her newest work, The Four Winds.
In the first half of the hour, Susan Conley joins Annie to discuss parenthood, the limits of personal perspective, and fishing villages in the time of climate change in the context of her new novel, Landslide.
After the break, Dave welcomes Abayomi Animashaun on-air to discuss his new collection of poetry, Seahorses, his career, Wisconsin, and more.
This week on Write On! Radio, Dave welcomes frequent New York Times Magazine contributor Russell Shorto on-air to discuss his book Small-Time: A Story of My Family and the Mob.
After the break, novelist and Rutgers professor Lisa Zeidner joins Annie to discuss her new work of nonfiction, Who Says? Mastering Point of View, which takes a close, practical, and curious look at how narrative voice construction affects reading experience.
In the first half of the hour, Liz brings NYT bestselling mystery author Jacqueline Winspear on-air to discuss her new memoir, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing, an eye-opening and heartfelt story of her working-class upbringing in England in the wake of World War II.
After the break, Kirun Kapur reads from her newest poetry collection, Women in the Waiting Room, and chats with Dave about the inspirations behind her work, her intercontinental childhood, and the tales of women she breathes life into.
Michael Oberman has interviewed over 300 musical greats, including Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, and Joni Mitchell, and now Liz interviews Oberman for KFAI! Rock magic and madness ensue.
After the break, Dave is joined by Patricia Hoolihan to discuss her new work, Hands and Hearts Together: Daily Meditations for Caregivers. The realities of caregiving and the profundity of hope and encouragement illuminate the conversation.