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After recently reviewing his memoir, Elaine Diehl now get the opportunity to have a conversation with legendary rock musician Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna.) Along with his book, Been So Long, they talk about his career and his current life, living in southeastern Ohio and running the Fur Peach Ranch music venue and guitar camp.

Book Review: "The Bird Way"

May 15, 2020
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Book Review: Roberta Shultz reviews The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think by Jennifer Ackerman.

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During this political season, it seemed like a good time to revisit host Lee Hay’s 2013 conversation with acclaimed presidential historian and author, Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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An international event is moving online and encouraging everyone in quarantine to join in for their physical and mental health. Join Elaine Diehl as she gets more information on the World Dance Group’s celebration of International Dance Day from their CEO, Noel Roque.

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Bestselling author David Baldacci is out with the latest installment in his Memory Man series, this one called Walking the Wire. He talks about this latest adventure plus how COVID-19 has changed his life and travel schedule in this chat with Barbara Gray.

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Last month, we shared a poem from local poet and physician, Brian Volck, for National Poetry Month. Now we revisit a conversation Dr. Volck had with our Kelly Blewett in 2016 about his fascinating book, Attending Others: A Doctor's Education in Bodies and Words.

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For Mother’s Day: Alexander Watson, author of River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America, shares a special story about his mom.

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Learn more about the wildflowers in the Great Parks of Hamilton County in this commentary from the parks’ Kimberly Whitton.

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For Mother’s Day: local poet Pauletta Hansel recites her poem When She Was Done, from her collection, Coal Town Photograph.

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Ohio master woodcarver James Mellick creates works celebrating our armed forces and specifically the dogs who also put their lives on the line during combat. His traveling exhibit, Wounded Warrior Dogs Project & K9 War Stories, was on display at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan until the pandemic closed it. Click here for a virtual tour. He recently spoke about his work and this exhibit with our Anne Arenstein.

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For Mother’s Day: Katie Laur’s Memories from the Hills of Home story about a family trip to their grandmother’s house in Tennessee in the 1950’s.

A New Message Of Hope

May 8, 2020
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A new Message of Hope from Tamera Lenz Muente, associate curator at the Taft Museum of Art.

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Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Grady Hendrix’s latest novel, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires.

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Mason, Ohio singer Michael Williams, as fans of NBC’s The Voice already know, competed last week in a knockout round with three other contestants, and on Monday’s show, they’ll find out who moves on in the competition.

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More than just a designer, Betsey Johnson is a fashion icon who has injected her exuberant personality into her clothing. She’s out with her first memoir, simply titled Betsey, and she spends a few minutes with our Jim Stump to talk about it.

Book Review: "After The Last Border"

May 1, 2020
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Book Review: Our literary contributor Kelly Blewett reviews Jessica Goudeau’s After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America.

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Stephanie Duesing is a former music teacher who understands, especially in these unusual times, how important music can be, especially for children. Besides calming or entertaining them, music helps with brain development and cognitive growth. She’s with our Elaine Diehl to talk about the importance of music (and programs like WGUC’s Classics for Kids) and her new memoir, Eyeless Mind.

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National Poetry Month: Barbara Gray speaks with local poet Don Bogen about his latest collection, Immediate Song.

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Playhouse In The Park

Apr 24, 2020
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Theatre contributor Rick Pender finds out how Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is doing during this pandemic. In a conversation with Artistic Director Blake Robison, he learns about changes in the upcoming season and the progress on their building renovation.

Turning Your Life Story Into A Written Autobiography

Apr 24, 2020
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Story Terrace is a unique ghostwriting service that takes personal autobiographies or family stories and turns them in to keepsake books. Our Kelly Blewett gets more details from the company’s founder and CEO, Rutger Bruining.

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