First, Dave Fettig and Adrian S Potter discuss Potter’s new poetry collection, Everything Wrong Feels Right, plus setting in writing, Potter’s scientific background, his writing process, and more.
Next, Annie Harvieux and Tiffany McDaniel use McDaniel’s latest novel, Betty, as a means to look at telling family stories through creative writing, the challenges of bringing true stories of child abuse to light, and how Cherokee versus white Christian traditions of gender dynamics play out in the novel’s multiracial family.
First, Josh is joined by Michael Amram, and they get political while discussing Amram’s new book Vote for America, covering the United States electoral system, its history, its flaws, and the overall limits of American democracy.
In the second half of the hour, Annie and Carolyn Holbrook dive into what makes a teacher that will inspire the next generation, anti-Blackness and class shaming in America, cultivating a creative practice in the face of serious depression, and combining creativity with community.
On tonight’s show, Josh interviews Harold Holzer about his latest work of nonfiction, Presidents vs. the Press.
In the second half, Annie talks to Vanessa Veselka about her new novel, The Great Offshore Grounds, and its treatment of income and healthcare inequality issues.
Liz talks with Barney Scout Mann, author of Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail. Legendary trail angel, thru hiker, and former PCTA board member, Barney Scout Mann spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada.
In the last part of our show, Josh speaks with Nathaniel Hicklin about his short-story collection The Adventures of Israel St. James. Follow Israel’s never-ending journey through the 19th and 20th Centuries in this complete collection of his short fiction. He’ll be rubbing shoulders with Nikola Tesla, battling rogue Pinkerton Agents in Chicago and picnicking on the Moon.
Tom Weber discusses Minneapolis: An Urban Biography.
In the last half hour we discuss the value of KFAI to encourage joining as a member.
Professor, lawyer, and author Bart Kosko discusses his new book available on Kindle called Cool Earth, a hard-edged science-fiction thriller about the catastrophic unintended consequences of a geoengineering attempt to fix global warming.
Sue Leaf joins us to discuss
Lizzie Davis talks with Write On! Radio about her translation of Juan Cárdenas novel Ornamental.
Sarah Stonich discusses her book Fishing! A Novel with Liz Olds.
Jeff Sharlet joins Write On! Radio to discuss This Brilliant Darkness with Ian Graham Leask.
Scifi/Fantasy author and blogger Christina “DZA” Marie talks with Josh about her work Diary of the Green Snake.