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Host Laura Sumner Coon welcomes Jennifer BIas, Trial Division Director and Jon Padgham, Deputy State Public Defender.

Part 1: Bruce Steele, author of "One Day at Disney: Meet the People who Make the Magic Across the Globe."  Part 2: Susan Goldberg talks about "Women: The National Geographic Image Collection" and other ways that the National Georgraphic Society is celebrating Women over the next year.  Part 3: New books from DK Pubilshing.  Part 4:  A fun collection of lists from Mental Floss.   

Jennifer Sassaman from the UW-Parkside Theater faculty, talks about their production of "Silent Sky."  The final performances of it will run this weekend. 

 Jim Furnish, former Deputy Chief of the U.S. Forest Service.

Dr. Art Cyr, Director of Carthage's Clausen Center, offers his analysis of current events.

Curt Sampson, author of "Roaring Back:  the Fall and Rise of Tiger Woods."  


No program because of the Thanksgiving holiday

No program because of the Thanksgiving holiday

Marta McDowell, author of "Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life." 

Beth Bender, Ex. Director of the Racine Symphony Orchestra, talks about their upcoming holiday concert; Dr. James Kinchen, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, talks about their upcoming performance of the Magnificat of J.S. Bach.  

Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht.  With him will be Zaida Hernandez-Irisson, a new member of GTC's Board of Trustees. 

Curt Sampson, author of "Roaring Back:  The Fall and Rise of Tiger Woods."  

Today's Morning Show broadcast was pre-empted by NPR's live coverage of the impeachment hearings.   You can still hear a Morning Show intervew by accessing the pocast version of the program.  Today's podcast features a 2007 interview with David Standish, author of "Hollow Earth:  The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth's Surface."    You can subscribe to the podcast via all major podcast platforms, including Spotify, Google Podcast and Apple Podcast.  Search for "The Morning Show with Greg Berg."  

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Robert Schneider (Kenosha Community Foundation) and Liz Powell (Racine Community Foundation) celebrate the final day of National Community Foundation Week. 

Today's radio broadcast of "The Morning Show with Greg Berg" was preempted by NPR's coverage of the Impeachment hearings in Washington D.C. You are invited to access the podcast edition of today's Morning Show at the link provided here.   It features an interview with Margaret George, author of "Helen of Troy: A Novel."  Ms. George specializes in fictional biographies and has written books about such historic figures as King Henry VIII, Nero, and Cleopatra.  

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Nan Calvert's monthly environment program.  With her will be Dave Giordano, Executive Director of the Root Pike Watershed Initiative.   

Cornelius Bond, author of "T. Rowe Price: The Man, the Company, and the Investment Philosophy."  (This interview may be postponed because of NPR's coverage of the House impeachment hearings.)  

Andrea Chamblee, widow of John McNamara - one of the five journalists at the Annapolis Capital-Gazette who were killed by a mass shooter in the summer of 2018.

In honor of Veteran's Day,  we speak with Mark Jacob, co-author of "Aftershock:  The Human Toll of War-  Haunting World War II Images by America's Soldier Photographers." 

Former NFL Cheerleader Kristin Ann Ware and Neil Scharnick dicusses Carthage's new play "The Handbook," which explores the controversy surrounding the poor treatment of NFL cheerleaders and the lawsuits which some of them have filed.

Carthage theater professor Martin McClendon will talk about the 4th annual Vet Night of the Arts on November 11th.  With him will be the artistic director of 3 Brothers Theater, Josh Beadle, and Jordan Wilson, the director of their production of Afghanistan/Wisconsin, Jo

Mikhal Dekel, author of "Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey." 

Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy, co-authors of "All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator."  

Dr. Thomas Carr, head of the Paleontology Dept. at Carthage.

Deborah Karp previews the Non-Profit Leadership Conference at UW-Parkside on November 8th. We'll also meet Kate Robinson, who will be one of the presenters that day.  She produced the film "Failing Forward and Saving Philanthropy." 

Michael Prudhom,  President of the Kenosha/Racine chapter of Sleep In Heavenly Peace,  a volunteer group committed to making certain that every child in Racine and Kenosha is sleeping in a proper bed.

Neil Scharnick, from the Carthage theater faculty, talking about "The Handbook," a play about a series of lawsuits brought against the NFL by former cheerleaders; the play opens this weekend.  There is also a documentary film about the controversy that is being screened at Carthage Wednesday.  

Nancy Tate,  Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Carthage - who speaks at Carthage Tuesday evening about the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.  She also talks about her work with the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative. 

Dr. Ankur Desai, Reid Byrson Professor of Climate, People and Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is speaking at the 5th annual Alumni & Community Celebration for the Colleges of Natural and Health Sciences at UW-Parkside this Saturday.

William Schaberg,  author of "Writing the Big Book: The Creation of A.A."   

Nan Calvert - with PJ Liesch, Director of the Insect Diagnostic Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The topic is how insects survive during the winter. 

Dr. Art Cyr,  Clausen Distinguished Professor of Political Economy and World Business, offers his analysis of current events.

Jerome O'Connor, author of "The Hidden Places of World War II;  The Extraordinary Sites where History was made during the War that Saved Civilization."  

2017 Carthage graduate Matt Thome, who works for the Sacramento Kings. 

Jessica DeBoer previews the newest season of the Fine Arts at First season at First United Methodist Church in Kenosha.  

Mark Beech, author of "The People's Team: An Illustrated History of the Green Bay Packers." 

Tim O'Brien, author of "Dad's Maybe Book." 

Part One:  James Schatzman previews the newest season of the Choral Arts Society.   Part Two:  Jan Stocklassa, author of "The Man Who Played With Fire: Stieg Larsson's Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin."  Larsson, author of the blockbuster bestseller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,"  spent many years studying the 1986 assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, a crime which remains unofficially unsolved to this very day.  <Part Two begins approximately 34 minutes into the program.> 

We speak with award-winning painter Dan Simoneau, who has an exhibit opening next week at the Blue Moon Gallery in Grayslake, IL. You can also watch this Morning Show (as it was streamed live) on WGTD's Facebook Page here.

Carthage College political science professor Jerald Mast offers his thoughts on the latest controversies surrounding the Trump presidency,  the challenges confronting both the critics and defenders of President Trump as impeachment hearings begin,  and his impressions of the Democrats who are vying to be their party's presidential nominee for 2020.  

In part one, Julian Schwarz, acclaimed cellist who will perform during the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra's 80th season opening weekend. In part two, Barb Farrar, Exeuctive Director of the LGBT Center of Southeast Wisconsin. 

Carthage College President Dr. John Swallow and First Lady Cameron Swallow will talk about Carthage's homecoming celebration - and about the presentation they are giving Friday night on 150 Years of Women Studying at Carthage.

Best-selling author Rick Riordan (responsible for the hugely popular Percy Jackson books.) His latest book is "The Tyrant's Tomb," from his series titled "The trials of Apollo."   In a follow up interview, we hear from someone whose young dyslexic son fell in love with reading because of the Percy Jackson books. 

Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht discusses the Wisconsin Campus Compact.  

Previewing the season-opening concert of the Racine Symphony

Jack Rose, National Alliance for Mental Illness.


Herschel Kruger, talking about Carthage's "A Doll House, Part 2" -  also previewing this weekend's performance at Carthage by the group Women Of the World. 

Famed Russian economist Dr. Pavel Usanov

Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht

Clive Wynne,  author of "Dog is Love:  Why and How Your Dog Loves You."