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William Kuhn (former history professor at Carthage) author of "Jackie Stories," about the friends of Jacqueline Kennedy Onasssis.

Change of Program:   Sean Manning, editor of "Bound to Last: 30 Writers on their most cherished book." 

Edson Melendez talks about Brew City Opera.  

Ben Golliver, author of "Bubbleball: Inside the NBA's fight to save a season."

Part One: Adam Koenig, Director of Advancement and Alumni Programs at Carthage College.  We talk about the innovative commencement event that Koenig designed.   Part Two:   Local life coach Andrea Schuermann.  

"61: The Story of Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and One Magical Summer."  It was 50 years ago this summer  when Maris broke Babe Ruth's longtime record for most home runs hit in a single season.  

Fern Schumer Chapman, author of "Brothers, Sisters, Strangers: Sibling Estrangement and the Road to Reconciliation."

Lisa Phillips, author of "Public Radio: Behind the Voices."   (Today is the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.)

Claudia Kalb, author of Spark! The Arc of Genius."  

Postponed from last week- Amy Hart, Behavioral Health Division Manager with Walworth County Health and Human Services - and Sonia Hill, Supervisor of the Crisis Program. We discuss a new program in which mental health specialists can come along with police officers to certain crisis situations where their help might be most needed and beneficial. 

Kurt Davis discusses his book "Finding Soul: from Silicon Valley to Africa, a Personal Journey thru 20 Countries in Africa."   Davis left behind his life as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley to work with aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa, including people living in a large refugee camp in Kenya.  

Michael Blanding, author of "North by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar's Quest for the Truth behind the Bard's Work." 

Tom Clavin, co-author of "Blood and Treasure:  Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier." 

A conversation about domestic violence with Pam Handrow, Executive Director of the Women's Resource Center and of the Bethany Apartments.  We'll also be talking about the Domestic VIolence Speaker Series titled "The state of domestic violence in southeast Wisconsin."  

Program Change:   James Hart's wonderful memoir "Lucky Jim" tells of his chance meeting with singer Carly Simon - the romance and marriage that ensued- and what it was like him (decidedly non-famous) to be married to a celebrity.   But he touches on many other fascinating issues and topics.   

Dr. Art Cyr, Clausen Distinguished Professor of Political Economy and World Business

Part 1- Allan M. Brandt, author of "The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America."  Part 2- Greg Tate, author of "Everything but the Burden: What white people are taking away from black culture."  

For National Poetry Month, Mark Eleveld, editor of "The Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hope, and the Poetry of a New Generation."  

Previewing "American Oz," an American Experience documentary about L.Frank Baum, the author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."  

Pasqual Laurino, Racine Symphony Orchestra

Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College

Judy Batalion,  author of "The Light of Days:  The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos."

Suneel Gupta, author of "Backable: The surprising truth behind what makes people take a chance on you." In part two a preview of Gateway's Earth Day/Eco Fest celebration. In Part Three from the archives, Jason Fine, editor of "Cash,"  Rolling Stone's celebration of the legendary Johnny Cash.  

Nan Calvert, with Mariette Nowak, author of "Birdscaping in the Midwest: a guide to gardening with native plants to attract birds."   

Dr. James Ripley, Carthage music faculty - talking about this weekend's concert by the Carthage bands, titled "Honoring Loved Ones"  - and about Carthage's decision to open up music performances to the public (with limited seating) for the remainder of the spring semester.

Legendary documentarian Ken Burns talks about his new film "Hemingway" in part one of the show. In part two; "Where the Birds Are" and "The Songs of Insects" (for National Wildlife Week.) 

David Mizejewski, a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation (for National Wildlife Week.)  

No Morning Show broadcast because of the holiday.  (There will be a podcast available.)  

No program because of the Good Friday/Easter holiday. 

L. Annette Binder,  author of the novel "The Vanishing Sky,"  which tells the story of one German family in the waning weeks of World War Two.

Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish,  co-author of "Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and how to get healthy again"

Stephanie Mitchell, Professor of English - talks about several issues of immigration that she has been working on with some of her students - including Driver's Cards. 

Jamila Ephron, producer-director of "The Blinding of Isaac Woodard," a documentary for the PBS series of American Experience.   

Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht discusses the Gateway Foundation with Executive Director Jennifer Charpentier and Chairperson Michele Randall.

Rabbi Dena Feingold and Rev. Kara Baylor, concerning Thursday night's Courageous Conversation about Racism:  "Moving Beyond Denial: Racism in Faith Communities."  Co-sponsored by Carthage College and by the Kenosha Coalition for Dismantling Racism. Part Two, by the way is Cleo Wade, author of a children's book called "What the Road Said." 

Devin Gordon, author of "So Many Ways to Lose:  The Amazing Story of the New York Mets- the Best Worst Team in Sports."

 Dr. Art Cyr, Clausen Distinguished Professor of Political Economy and World Business.

Johanna Fiedler, author of "Molto Agitato:  The Mayhem Behind the Music at the Metropolitan Opera."  We're replaying this interview because both the book and the interview touch on the legacy of James Levine, longtime music director for the Met, whose death on March 9th was just announced to the public last week.

Sander Flaum, author of "The Stutter Steps: Proven Pathways to Speaking Confidently and Living Courageously." 

 Part 1: Joe Kenda,  author of "Killer Triggers"  Part 2:  Jamie Jacobs and Hema Crockett, co-authors of "Designing Exceptional Organizational Cultures."  

 Jess Phoenix,  author of "Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava and Life." 

 Nan Calvert, with Joe Pfeiffer from KCI Technologies.

Part One: James Shapiro, author of "1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare."   (from the archives)    Part Two:  Joyce Gregg on the AAUW's spring used book sale.

Brian Alexander, author of "The Hospital:   Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town."

Dr. Anthony Barnhart, chair of the Psychology Dept. at Carthage College. Professor Barnhart responds to a recent Morning Show interview about handwriting - and also weighs in on another of his favorite areas of study- magic.

Ross Benes, author of "Rural Rebellion:  How Nebraska became a Republican Stronghold." 

Kelly Corrigan, author of "The Middle Place"

Cameron Swallow from Braver Angels. Carthage First Lady Cameron Swallow discusses the work of Braver Angels,  which seeks ways for us to bridge racial divides as well as lingering cultural divides between urban and rural Americans.

Larry Olmsted, author of "Fans: How watching sports makes us happier, healthier, and more understanding."

J. Randy Taraborelli, author of "Grace & Steel:  Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, and the Women of the Bush Dynasty."