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The Morning Show

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."

Nan Calvert offers her monthly environmental segment.  Today:  Dawn Demuyt from the Eco-Justice Farm Corps. 

Ian Hutchison,  an expert on the history of games.

Dr. Art Cyr (carthage college) offers analysis of current events. 

Linwood Barclay, best-selling novelist.  His latest book is titled "Elevator Pitch." 

Robert Haggarty Jr. (son of WGTD's own Bob Haggarty) talks about the advocacy work he is doing with an organization called  He is working specifically on trying to learn the fate of missing people in China who are believed to have been arrested and perhaps killed for their political views and affiliations. 

Lisa Kornetsky talks about the RTG's current production of "Lost in Yonkers," which she directed.

Tenor Nick Huff (a recent Carthage graduate) - who is singing a recital at Kenosha's Creative Space this Friday night.  He recently sang the lead in the world premiere of a new Jake Heggie opera at the San Francisco Opera. 

James Schatzman from Racine's Vocational Ministries - and Patricia Hansen,  Racine District Attorney-  talking about the upcoming Re-Entry Expo.  Also part of the conversation is Karl McNeil, who was incarcerated back in the 1990's but has managed to build a new life for himself and has become a powerful force for good in his community.  

 Peter Steiner - author of "The Good Cop."

Rachel de Wosken talks about her acclaimed novel "Repeat after me."

Filmaker Stu Maddox previews his documentary "Gen Silent" 

We turn to the archives for several past interviews about the events of 9-11. 

Dr. James Ripley, director of instrumental activities at Carthage

We preview a theatrical presentation about sexual violence titled "Intrusion:  8 Characters, 1 Hour, 1 Actress" - that is being performed Tuesday evening, Sept. 10th at Carthage College in Wartburg Auditorium. 

Randall MacLowry, director and producer of the American Experience documentary "The Feud," which chronicles the infamous feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys that captured the imagination of people across the country during the mid 19th century.  

Katie Matteson, editor-in-chief of Belle City Magazine.