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Nan Calvert with Chris Litzau, Director of the Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps, talking about a new initiative for improving stormwater runoff in Racine County. 

“This is your brain on food: An indispensable guide to the surprising foods that fight depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and more"  by Dr. Uma Naidoo.  

Brad Ricca, author of “Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman’s Journey into the Heart of Africa.” 

Dr. Leslie Cameron, Professor of Psychology at Carthage, talks about how testing a person’s sense of smell can be helpful in determining if someone perhaps has COVID-19. 

Howard Burman, author of "Mutt's Dream: Making the Mick."

We receive COVID updates from Margaret Gesner,  Director of the Racine County Health Department - and Carlo Nevicosi, Deputy Director of the Walworth County Health Department. 

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave talks about his personal encounter with COVID-19.

Bradley Garrett, author of "Bunker: Building for the End Times."  Garrett immersed himself in the world of doomsday preppers. 

Ellyn A. Lem, author of "Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life." 

Elizabeth Englander, author of "25 Myths of Bullying and Cyberbullying."  Part Two:  Nick Huff and Kaila Bingen give information on a virtual opera concert coming up on Sunday, August 9th. 

Dr. James Ripley,  Director of Instrumental Activities at Carthage College

Melba Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine,  and author of "March Forward, Girl:  From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine." Also:  ABC's Dan Harris, author of "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: a 10% Happier How-to Book." 

Part 1:  Edward Goldberg, author of "Why Globalization works for America: Now Nationalist Trade Policies are Destroying our Country."   Part 2:  Dan P. McAdams, author of "The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning." 

Dr. Gary Wood,  Vice Provost at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Donald A. Norman, author of "The Design of Future Things." 

Part One:  Guida Brown, executive director of the Hope Council on Alcohol and other Drug Abuse."    Part Two: Kevin Sorbo, author of "True Strength:  My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and how nearly dying saved my life." 

Part One: Tiffany Cross, author of "Say It Louder!- Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy.  Part Two:  Jon Meacham, author of "Thomas Jefferson:  The Art of Power." 

Dr. Art Cyr - Clausen Distinguished Professor of Political Economy and World Business at Carthage College, offers analysis of current events.

Thomas W. Jones, author of "From Willard Straight to Wall Street: A Memoir." 

Lisa Boucher, author of "Raising the Bottom:  Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture." 

Dr. Debbie Ford, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, talks about the school's plans for the fall semester amidst the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Laurence Steinberg, author of "Age of Opportunity:  Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence."  

From the archives:  Joel Seidemann, author of "In the Interest of Justice: Great Opening and Closing Arguments of the Last 100 Years."  (from 2005)

 Barak Goodman, writer/producer/director for the American Experience two-part documentary "Clinton."  PBS is rebroadcasting this film July 21st and 28th.  

Nan Calvert joins us - along with Marla Garrison, from McHenry College,  a renowned expert on dragonflies and damselflies. 

Robert Weintraub, author of "The Divine Miss Marble:  A Life of Tennis, Fame, and Mystery."  

Bryan Albrecht, the president of Gateway Technical College - Dr. Eric Gallien, superintendent of the Racine Unified School District - and Jonathan Delagrave, Racine County Executive,  discuss the impact of COVID-19. 

Dr. Khyati Joshi, author of "White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America." 

from the archives:  Eric Klinnenberg, author of "Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago."  Today is the 25th anniversary (to the day) of the beginning of the worst heat wave in Chicago history.  

Victoria Phillips, author of "Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy."

From the archives: Rev. Todd Peperkorn, author of "I Trust When Dark My Road: a Lutheran View of Depression."   

Part 1- Kara Erst Schalk and Rob Kroes talk about classes they are teaching to children for the Racine Theater Guild this summer.   Part 2-  Gerald Koeppel, author of "Not a Gentleman's Work." 

J. Chester Johnson,  author of "Damaged Heritage:  The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation." 

Dr. John Swallow and Dr. David Timmerman,  President and Provost of Carthage College, talk about the school's plans for this upcoming school year, which includes a return to in-person education, but with many safeguards in place.

No Morning Show due to the July 4th Holiday. On the Morning Show Podcast, a 2003 interview with Carl Reiner (who died on Monday.)  

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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."