Originally aired July 13, 2021.
Women’s historian and novelist Ames Sheldon joins Dave in-studio to discuss her new novel, Lemons in the Garden of Love, and two intertwining histories—that of reproductive rights and that of her family.
After the break, international bestseller and Rizzoli & Isles creator Tess Gerritsen joins Liz to discuss writing a collaborative novel (Choose Me with Gary Braver), culpability in the #MeToo era, her process, and more.
Originally aired June 15, 2021.
Dave brings Ramsey County librarian Tami Lee for a return appearance, thoughtful book recommendations for civil and social justice, and great analysis of why a book club isn’t advocacy on its own.
After the break, Annie and Maggie Shipstead discuss novel research, women’s stories in aviation, and sexism’s alterations over time, viewed through the lens of Shipstead’s new novel, Great Circle.
Originally aired May 25, 2021.
First, Dave and Kim Dower discuss Dower’s newest collection of poetry, Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave.
After the break, Liz and Mary Dixie Carter dive into Carter’s new thriller novel, The Photographer.
Originally aired May 18, 2021.
First, Dave interviews Shanna Compton about her new collection of poetry.
After the break, Liz interviews novelist Kelly Bowen.
Originally aired May 11, 2021.
In the first half of the hour, Dave welcomes Jim Heynen on-air.
After the break, Liz and Sophfronia Scott dig into Scott’s writing about Thomas Merton.
Originally aired April 20, 2021.
In the first half of the hour, Dave brings Minnesota poet, educator, and entrepreneur Jessica Winnie on-air to discuss her work Everything I Am, complete with poetry, song, social justice, and collaborative thoughts for life’s challenges.
After the break, Liz welcomes novelist Patrick Hicks, author of Commodant of Lubizec and In the Shadow of Dora, on-air. Patrick has also been featured on PBS News Hour and NPR.
Originally aired April 13, 2021.
Dave starts the show strong by welcoming Jana Larson, author of Reel Bay: A Cinematic Essay on air to discuss her genre-bending story, that of a struggling film student who becomes engrossed in a story that bridges life and death.
After the break, Liz connects with Joshua M. Greene, author of Unstoppable, the incredible true story of Siggi B. Wilzig, an Auschwitz survivor whose journey of luck, strength, and courage brought him out of the lethal camp to the US Army, then to New York’s sweatshops, before ascending to greatness on Wall Street.
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.