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The Morning Show

Part One:  Carlo Nevicosi, Deputy Director, Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services, with a COVID update.   Part Two:   Hope O. Baker, author of Finding Hope:  A Birth Mother's Journey into the Light.  

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

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

Listen to the podcast here:

Apple Podcasts (iPhone and iPad) 

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Google Podcasts (Samsung, Android, and Google products) 

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Spotify (Requires Spotify account) 

https://open.spotify.com/show/5f19ZOrL8hLAOZmFlxTUAi

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

Listen to the podcast here:

Apple Podcasts (iPhone and iPad) 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wgtds-the-morning-show-with-greg-berg/id1454832793?mt=2&uo=4(link is external)

Google Podcasts (Samsung, Android, and Google products) 

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85NWQ5ZWEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz(link is external)

Spotify (Requires Spotify account) 

https://open.spotify.com/show/5f19ZOrL8hLAOZmFlxTUAi

 

Lincoln expert Steve Rogstad, author of 'Lincoln Among the Badgers: Rediscovering Sites Associated with Abraham and Mary Lincoln in Wisconsin."

Part One: Ted Yang, author of 'Table for Five: A Father's Story of Life, Love and Loss."  Part Two:  Psychotherapist Elke Scholz, author of "Anxiety Warrior," a book that explores the nature of anxiety and how to deal with anxiety in the healthiest way. 

Racine-born musician Zachary Scot Johnson talks about reaching the milestone of 3000 episodes of his Song a Day project on Youtube.   He also talks about how life for him and other professional musicians has changed so drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We speak with several different people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 .... including a front-line worker (a nurse) .... an elected official ..... and a college student who was and remains completely asymptomatic. 

Tim Weiner, author of "The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare." 

 Jeffrey Roberg, Professor of Political Science and Jon Bruning, Associate Professor of Communications and Digital Media from Carthage College. They recap the 2020 presidential election and how they approached it in their team-taught course "Campaigns and Elections." 

Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht

John Hambrock, creator of the comic strip "The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee," which has just begun its 15th year of syndication.

Brian Vikander, author of "Dalko: The Untold Story of Baseball's Fastest Pitcher." 

Nan Calvert's monthly visit- with Willie Karadis, project manager for Route of the Badger and with the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. 

Two conversations about COVID-19 with two of Greg Berg's relatives:  Dr. Randi Berg, a M.D., talks about trying to keep herself, her family, her patients, and the nursing home residents in her care safe from COVID.  Also, Aidan Spencer-Berg,  who currently lives in Paris, France will talk about the stringent restrictions that are currently in place in Paris and throughout France as that country (and much of Europe) contends with their own surge in COVID-19 cases. 

Laura Gellott, retired from the history faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, talks about her new book "Helen Perry Curtis and the European Trip of a Lifetime." 

Lenora Chu, author of "Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve."  

Brian Muraresku, author of "The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Names."  The author examines the use of psychedelic substances in various religions dating back to ancient Greece.  

Part One:  Belinda Thielen, local Quaker, talks about an initiative called Choose Democracy that seeks to safeguard the integrity of our democracy as well as the integrity of the 2020 election. Thielen and other local Quakers were part of a letter-writing campaign to local public officials and law enforcement administrators.  Part Two: Jennie C. Stephens <pictured> , author of "Diversifying Power: Why We Need Anti-racist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy." 

No Morning Show.  We will remain with NPR's live coverage of election results.

In part one: a 2002 interview with Judith Martin, a k a Miss Manners,  discussing her book "Star Spangled Manners: In Which Miss Manners Defends American Etiquette (for a change). In part two: A 2003 conversation with Ace Collins about his book "Songs Sung Red, White & Blue: The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs."

Elizabeth Mitchell, author of "Lincoln's Lie: A True Civil War Caper through Fake News, Wall Street and the White House."

Part one: Holly Stanfield talks about directing KUSD musical theater productions during COVID.  Part two: James Schatzman talks about a special musical offering by the Choral Arts Society being shared (virtually) on October 30th. 

First District U.S. Congressman Bryan Steil and challenger Roger Polack. 

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

Walter Koenig, author of "Beaming Up and Getting Off: Life Before and Beyond Star Trek."  Koenig portrayed the role of Ensign Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek television series. 

Kenneth C. Davis, author of "Strongman:  5 Dictators and the Fall of Democracy." 

Re-scheduled from yesterday:  Bryan Albrecht,  president of Gateway Technical College,  and Cheryl Carrier,  CEO of Ford Next Generation Learning.  Ford NGL has partnerships with school districts across the country- including the Racine Unified School District.   (GTC is part of that partnership with Racine Unified.) 

 TODAY'S MORNING SHOW WAS PREEMPTED BY NPR'S LIVE COVERAGE OF EVENTS IN WASHINGTON DC INVOLVING THE SUPREME COURT NOMINATION PROCESS.   TODAY'S INTERVIEW CAN STILL BE HEARD IN THE PODCAST VERSION OF THE PROGRAM.   SEARCH FOR "THE MORNING SHOW WITH GREG BERG," AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL MAJOR PODCAST PROVIDERS, INCLUDING GOOGLE PODCAST, APPLE PODCAST, AND SPOTIFY.   

Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College. He is joined by Cheryl Carrier, CEO of Ford Next Generation Learning, which has a partnership with the Racine Unified School District

Mary-Frances Winters, author of "Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body and Spirit."  

Nan Calvert's monthly visit is a conversation about wetlands and wetlands restoration with Joshua Brown from the Wisconsin DNR. Also, Best-selling author Rick Riordan discusses his latest book,  "The Tower of Nero."  

Ben Loeterman, writer-producer-director for "Walter Winchell: the Power of Gossip,"  the latest documentary for the PBS series  American Masters.  The film airs Tuesday evening.   Winchell was a popular writer and radio personality who did much to blur the lines between news and entertainment.  

Rosemarie Day, author of "Marching towards Coverage:  How Women can lead the fight for Universal Healthcare."  

Tom Nagorski, author of "Miracles on the Waters: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack."

Michael K. Bohn, author of "Nerve Center: Inside the White House Situation Room."  (from 2003)

Anthony Swofford, (author of "Jarhead") discusses another powerful and personal memoir,  "Hotels, Hospitals and Jails." 

A preview of Carthage's second annual Aspire Conference,  "Navigating a New World,"  which is open to the entire community- and is free of charge! 

Dr. Samuel Myers, author of "Planetary Health:  Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves."  Dr. Myers is the founder of the Planetary Health Alliance.

Max Klau, author of "Race and Social Change:  A Quest, a Study, a Call to Action."

Thea Keshavarzi previews the Kenosha Symphony's concert this coming weekend at the Kemper Center. 

Jack Rose, president of the Kenosha County chapter of NAMI- the National Alliance on Mental Illness.   This week is National Mental Illness Awareness Week. 

Darin Strauss, author of "The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story."

Ted Williams, author of "Earth Almanac,"  written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Deborah Tannen,  author of "Finding My Father:  His Century Long Journey from World War One Warsaw and My Quest to Follow" 

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

Part One:  Carlo Nevicosi,  Walworth County Health Dept, with a COVID update. Part Two:   Dr. Inder Paul Singh, President of the Eye Centers of Racine and Kenosha.

Postponed from last week: Brad Balukjian, author of "The Wax Pack:  On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife."  

PROGRAM NOTE:  TODAY'S MORNING SHOW BROADCAST IS PARTIALLY PRE-EMPTED IN ORDER TO BRING YOU NPR'S LIVE COVERAGE OF THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG, WHICH BEGINS AT 8:30.

Broadcast today:   From 2018,  Don Winslow, author of "The Force," in which Winslow was able to draw upon his real-life experience in the field of law enforcement.  

Available on today's Morning Show podcast:  Marc Cushman, author of a trilogy of new books titled "These Are The Voyages: Gene Rodenberry and Star Trek in the 1970s."  This was the decade when the Star Trek phenomenon was truly born.  In this interview, we talk about the first Star Trek conventions as well as the animated series which represented the franchise's first return to the screen after the cancellation of the original series in 1969.   

Tentatively Scheduled: Kenosha mayor John Antaramian. Also: Jo Frost,  television's Super Nanny, talks about her new show on Lifetime television. 

PROGRAM CHANGE:   Todd D. Snyder, author of "Bundini: Don't Believe the Hype,"  a celebration of the life of the colorful and controversial Drew "Bundini" Brown, who was one of the most significant men in the corner of Muhammad Ali for the vast majority of his most important fights - and the man who actually coined the phrase "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."   <The interview scheduled for today with the author of "The Wax Pack" will air next week.  The change was made so WGTD could join NPR's live coverage of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg event this morning.>