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The Morning Show

Michelle Ferrari, Director/Writer/Producer of the American Experience documentary "The Vote" airing on July 6th and 7th. 

The Racine Theater Guild's Doug Instenes (Managing & Artistic Director) and Joycelyn Fish (Director of Marketing and Development) take us behind the scenes of the RTG's deliberations on what to do about their upcoming 2020-2021 season. 

Dr. Jerald Mast, Associate Professor of Political Science at Carthage College. 

Steve Benen, author of "The Impostors:  How Republicans Quit Governing and Seized American Politics."  Benen is a digital producer for The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

John Feerick, author of "That Further Shore: A Memoir of Irish Roots and American Promise."

Part One:  a preview of the Fleeting Artists Theater virtual production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, which opens this weekend.   Part Two:   Stephen Rebello, author of "Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!  Deep Inside 'Valley of the Dolls' - The Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time."  

Part One:  Cory Mason, the mayor of Racine, gives an update on COVID-19 in the city - as well as matters related to police reform.  Part Two: Soledad O'Brien talks about the COVID-19 documentary she has produced that airs this evening on WISN-Channel 12 in Milwaukee.   

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

Larry Tye, author of "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Joe McCarthy."

E. Dolores Johnson, author of "Say I'm Dead:  A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love."  

Dr. Ron Cronovich,  Professor of Economics at Carthage College.   

Marc Freeman, author of "Modern Family: The Untold Oral History of one of Television's Groundbreaking Sitcoms." 

Julian Lester, author of "Let's Talk about Race" - a book intended to help parents and teachers talk with children about issues related to race, prejudice, and justice.   Also-  Lawrence Gonzales, author of "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why." 

Suketa Mehta, author of "This Land is Our Land:  An Immigrant's Manifesto" 

Howard Means, author of "Splash!  10,000 Years of Swimming."  

Nan Calvert - from Root-Pike WIN - and Mary Ann Feist, curator of the Wisconsin State Herbarium and president of the Wisconsin Botanical Club. 

 Part One:  Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, and coauthor of "Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to show them Compassion."  Part Two:  Soman Chainani discusses the sixth and final installment in his popular series "The School for Good and Evil."  This sixth book is titled "One True King."  Part Three:  Tom Angleberger talks about his graphic novel on the popular children's character Geronimo Stilton.

Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College,  Ray Koukari, Dean of Manufacturing, Engineering and IT at GTC, and entrepreneur Jeff Daniel.

Brian Dumaine, author of "Bezonomics:  How Amazon is Changing Our Lives and what the world's best companies are learning from it." 

How have local restaurants contended with the restrictions of COVID-19?  Our guests include Steve Torcaso, manager of the Italian-American Club in Kenosha.  

Dr. Thomas Carr, head of the paleontology program at Carthage College.

Change of schedule:   Our guest is Zachary J. Moore, a choir director at Waukesha West High School,  talks about the virtual choir project he created over the last several weeks - which ended up combining the voices of more than 1,400 young singers from across the state of Wisconsin.   

Kate Anderson Borwer, author of "Team of Five:  The President's Club in the Age of Trump."

Economist Howard Steven Friedman, author of "The Ultimate Price:  The Value We Place On Life."  

Area clergy talk about the possibility of moving towards in-person worship.  

Chad Seales, author of "Religion Around Bono."   The book is an illuminating look at the beliefs, principles and influence of Bono, lead singer for the group U2.

Sam Sacket shares his story as a nursing student at Gateway Technical College. 

Helen Sampson, quality coordinator for the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center, talks about the services they are continuing to provide during COVID-19 ... and a new grocery-shopping service that have begun to offer. 

No Morning Show broadcast because of Memorial Day.  <On today's Podcast of the Morning Show,  Thomas Childer's "Soldiers from the War Returning." 

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From the archives-  David France's book "How to Survive a Plague:  The Inside Story of how Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS." 

Dr. George Archibald, Co-founded of the International Crane Foundation.  

Karen Brunssen,  president of NATS (the National Association of Teachers of Singing) 

Part one:  Kenosha mayor John Antaramian.  Part two:  Scott Turow, author of "The Last Trial."  Turow is one of the country's most successful authors of legal thrillers.

Rescheduled from last Friday-  Nan Calvert (Root-Pike WIN) and Kevin Doyle, Rare Plant Botanist with the WI DNR.

Part One:  Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue talk about their book "What Makes a Marriage Last:  40 Celebrated Couples Share With Us the Secrets to a Happy Life."  Thomas and Donahue are about to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.  They spoke to an array of famous couples, including Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter.   Part Two:  award-winning athlete, trainer and coach Martin Rooney talks about his book "Coach to Coach: An Empowering Story about How to be a Great Leader."  His book is intended not just for athletic coaches - but also for anybody who finds themselves coaching others, which occurs whenever somebody entrusts us to help them with some aspect of their life. 

Jody Sekas, a member of the theater arts faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, talks about teaching classes like Scenic Painting online, along with Lynsey Gallagher, a sophomore theater major at UW-Parkside.   Also-  Brian Gill, who is also with Parkside's theater faculty,  talks about teaching Stage Combat online.

Beth Dugan, Division Chair and Instructor for the Hospitality Management Program at Gateway Technical College, talks about the challenges being faced by the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 ... and the kind of adjustments that will be made for the future. 

We speak with three art professors at Carthage College: Kimberly Greene, Ryan Miller, and Jojin Van Winkle, about teaching courses like ceramics, drawing, sculpture and 3-D Design in online virtual format.

Author Fern Schumer Chapman.  She has written a new children's book titled "Happy Harper Thursdays:  A Grandmother's Love for her Granddaughter during the Corona Virus."   Her previous books include "Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust: a Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past." 

Kevin Crosby,  Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Carthage College - and Director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. 

Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College - and Patrick Booth, President and CEO of CCB Technologies, who is GTC's keynote speaker for its upcoming virtual commencement. 

Frank Snowden, author of "The Conquest of Malaria: Italy 1900-1962." 

Part One: Natasha Gregson Wagner, daughter of actress Natalie Wood, talks about a new documentary film "Natalie Wood:  What Remains Behind," that  premieres tonight on HBO.  

Part Two:  Sci-fi editor Ann VanderMeer, talking about a new anthology called Avatar, Inc.  Part Three:  (archives)  Jodi Picoult  ("Lone Wolf) 

Pawan Dhingra, author "Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior are Not Enough."

Benjamin Teitelbaum, author of "War for Eternity:  Inside Steve Bannon's Far-Right Circle of Global Power Brokers."  

Part one- Dr. Debbie Ford, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Part two- Dr. John Swallow, President of Carthage College.  They will give us updates on how their respective schools are doing during COVID-19.

Rita Hagen, Executive Director of Hospice Alliance - and Jennifer Sytkowski, Bereavement Coordinator.  They will talk about the work that continues to be done at Hospice Alliance even during COVID-19.

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

Part 1 - Dr. Sarah Pina, Assistant Professor of Latin Literature at UW-Parkside and Gabby Richardson, a pre-med student minoring in Spanish talking about their experience with online teaching/learning. Part 2-  Local author James Neibaur talks about great movies to watch during COVID-19.

Tom Clavin, author of "Tombstone" - and Ed Ruggero, author of "Blame the Dead."