Originally aired January 11, 2022.
Liz and Naomi Hirahara discuss Hirahara’s novel Clark and Division
, a poignant historical mystery centered around the Japanese-American community in 1940’s Chicago and the deadly effects of Japanese internment camps and anti-Asian policy and sentiment.
After the break, the team revisits a legacy episode in which Mira Bartok discusses her children’s novel The Wonderling.
Originally aired November 30, 2021.
Dave kicks off the show with Pamela Fletcher Bush, co-editor of Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota.
After the break, Liz welcomes Mark Liechliter
, author of The Other Side.
Originally aired November 23, 2021.
Liz kicks off the show with celebrated crime writer and Lambda Literary book reviewer John Copenhaver
about The Savage Kind
, his new historical thriller centering young queer female sleuths.
After the break, Dave welcomes a panel of authors of What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories about Food and Family.
Sun Yung Shin, Valérie Déus, Zarlasht Niaz speak to their contributions to the colloection, creating spaces of belonging and nourishment, and holiday eats.
Originally aired November 9, 2021.
Dave starts off the show with in-person guest Jim Moore
, who reads from his new collection, Prognosis
and discusses the tumultuous and illuminating events of the past year.
After the break, Josh and master-bread-baker-and-writer Klecko
discuss his new work, Lincolnland
Originally aired November 1, 2021.
Dave starts the show with Jane Yolen
, her new collection of poetry that doesn’t shy away from challenging topics ranging from the Holocaust to women’s depictions in the Bible.
After the break, Liz and KFAI’s own Jacquie “Lady J” Maddix
discuss Maddix’s book, Root Wisdom
, and spirituality, history, and blues music.
Originally aired October 19, 2021.
Dave starts off the show with Jessica Lind Peterson
and her new collection of essays, Sound Like Trapped Thunder.
After the break, Josh and Sylvain Cypel
dive into his work, The State of Israel vs. the Jews.
Originally aired September 21, 2021.
Dave starts off the hour talking to Randy Luallin about his Maroons
series. After the break, Liz and Robert Dugoni
discuss The World Played Chess.
Originally aired August 17, 2021.
Dave starts off the show by welcoming decorated poet, critic, essayist, and academic Kwame Dawes
to discuss his new poetry collection, Nebraska.
After the break the newest WOR team member, Savvy Males, is joined by Elinor Cleghorn
to talk about her book Unwell Women
, and the broader conversation around gender discrimination in medical treatment.