Monday, May 20- We speak to the author of 'Orphan Train," a novel based upon the real-life orphan trains of the late 19th and early 20th century which transported hundreds of orphans from the east coast into the heartland of the United States. Also, we speak with the author of "Hell or Richmond," a novel set during the last months of the Civil War.
Tuesday, May 21- We discuss a book called "Priests of our Democracy," which examines how teachers and professors were targeted during the Red Scare of the late 1940's and 1950's.
Wednesday, May 22 - Our guests are the co-editors of "Combined Destinies," which gathers together a number of stories of White Americans talking about the harm they themselves suffered because of the racist attitudes which they once harbored.
Thursday, May 23 - We'll spend part of the hour previewing the final weekend of performances of Stephen Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Racine Theater Guild.
Friday, May 24 - Part of the hour is spent with WGTD's own Steven Brown, talking about the play he and Michael Ullstrup co-wrote titled "And on the Eighth Day: Bryan v. Darrow," based on the so-called "Scopes Monkey Trial." Alsdo in the studio are Gary Stamm (William Jennings Bryan) , Alex Campea (Clarence Darrow), Viki DuMez (Mary Baird Bryan), and Robert DuMez (Judge John T. Raulston). Also, an interview is anticipation of Memorial Day.