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The Morning Show

Doug and Kim Instenes talk about their recent trip to the Fringe Festival, one of the largest and most important theater festivals in the world. 

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

David Vann, author of “ Legend of a Suicide.” Although a work of fiction, the novel draws heavily upon Vann’s real-life experience of losing his own father to suicide.

We'll talk about an upcoming event in Kenosha called Just Live - which seeks to bring attention to the issue of Suicide Prevention in our community. 

NPR's Scott Simon, author of "Baby, we weren't meant for each other:  In Praise of Adoption."

Milwaukee-based children's author Rayna Andrews talks about her book "Alex McGreen and the Tale of the Mysterious Kale." 

Bryan Albrecht, the President of Gateway Technical College, pays his monthly visit to the program. His guest is Ann-Claire Anderson, V.P. of the Center for Occupational Research and Development

Diane Ravitch, author of "Reign of Error:   The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools."  

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock (officially August 15-17, 1969- although it stretched into the morning of the 18th)  we will hear from several people who attended Woodstock.  

Ted Howard, co-author of "The Making of a Democratic Economy:  Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Fews." 

Guida Brown and (WGTD's own) David McGrath talk about a fascinating trip they recently undertook in which they retraced the final concert tour of the great Buddy Holly, a tour cut tragically short by a plane crash outside of Clear Lake, IA in early 1959. 

A look at the work of the Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone Fund and a preview of this weekend's Harbor Park Jazz, Rhythm and Blues Festival, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. 

Gaylon H. White, author of "Left on Base in the Bush Leagues:  Legends, Near Greats, and Unknowns in the Minors."

A conversation about "Imagines de Latin America," a new art exhibit at the Kenosha Creative Space.  Our guests will include Margaret Heller.  

Local environmentalist Nan Calvert leads a conversation about the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Project at UW-Parkside with Jessica Orlofskie, Assistant Professor of Biology at UW-Parkside,   and Dave Giordano and Chelsea Snowden-Smith from Root-Pike WIN.  The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is a very valuable pollinator, but it is rapidly vanishing from the American landscape.  This project is an attempt to save it before it vanishes altogether. 

Rita Hagen, Executive Director of Hospice Alliance of Kenoha- and Kimberly Paul, author of "Bridging the Gap- Life Lessons from the Dying." 

A preview of the American Experience documentary "Woodstock:  Three Days that Defined a Generation."  

Tony Award-winning singer and actor Brian Stokes Mitchell.   He sings a concert with the Chicago Philharmonic this Saturday night, August 10th, for the Music by the Lake series at George Williams College in Lake Geneva. 

Debbie Ford, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Parkside and David Brukardt, Interim Vice President of University Relations for the UW System. The two of them recently made a presentation at a conference in Helsinki, Finland. 

NPR Popular Culture correspondent Linda Holmes talks about her novel "Evvie Drake Starts Over" - her first novel - which has just been published.    

Our guest is Brenda DeVita, artistic director of the American Players Theater in Spring Green, WI - which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer. 

We will talk about Kenosha's Relay for Life, which is this coming weekend. 

Cameron Swallow, Wisconsin Coordinator for the organization Better Angels,  talks about the documentary film "Better Angels: Reuniting America," which is going to be shown in Kenosha on Thursday and in Union Grove on Monday

We preview this summer's Pike River Rendezvous with Nancy Matthews and Kris Kochman.   Matthews is recently retired from the Kenosha Public Museum;  Kochman coordinates special events for the city of Kenosha.

Dr. Eduardo Garcia-Novelli and three members of the Carthage Choir talk about the choir's first-place finish in the Spittal International Choir Competition in Spittal, Austria.

No Morning Show due to former Special Council Robert Mueller's Testimony on Capitol Hill

 A conversation about Marie Kohler's play "Boswell,"  which is being mounted by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.  We'll speak to playwright and co-director Marie Kohler,  co-director Brian Gill (who is also an actor in the production) and Dr. Lesley Walker, Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities at Parkside. 

Jacqueline Easley, Associate Professor of Education at Carthage.

Dr. Art Cyr (Carthage College) pays his monthly visit to the program, offering his analysis of current events. 

Bryan Albrecht, the president of Gateway Technical College - and Dr. Casey Sacks, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges with the U.S. Department of Education. 

From the archives:  Patricia Bosworth, author of "Jane Fonda:  The Private Life of a Public Woman."

We preview the Over Our Head Players' upcoming Improv event, which runs the next two weekends at the Sixth Street Theater in Racine. 

Allen Salkin,  co-author of "The Method to the Madness:  Donald Trump's Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired- and Inaugurated." 

From the archives:  S. L. Price, author of "Heart of the Game:  Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America." 

Nan Calvert's monthly environmental program:  Her guests will be Sister Janet Weyker (Eco-Justice Center) and Michael Keleman (Environmental Engineering Manager for Insinkerator) talking about Racine's Zero Waste Initiative. 

Previewing this year's Secret Garden Walk by the Four Seasons Garden Club.

Alex Garvin, author of "The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century." 

Asma T. Uddin,  author of "When Islam is not a Religion: Inside America's Fight for Religious Freedom." 

Part 1:  Adam Waytz, author of "The Power of Human:  How our Shared Humanity Can Help us Create a Better World." Part 2:  Allen Shawn, author of "Wish I Could Be There: Notes from a Phobic Life."   

No program because of Independence Day.

Robert Stone, director and producer of "Chasing the Moon,"  a magnificently-crafted 6-hour documentary about Apollo 11 that will air July 8th, 9th and 10th on PBS. 

Peter Stark, author of "Young Washington:  How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father."

David E. Drew, author of "STEM the Tide:  Reforming Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education in America." 

Paul Beston, author of "The Boxing Kings:  When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring."  

Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin, author of a memoir titled "Alan Arkin:  An Improvised Life."

Rod Pyle, author of "First on the Moon:  The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience."   The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is coming up in July.

Nicolas Carr, author of "The Shallows:  What the Internet is doing to our Brains." 

Gerald Koeppel, author of "Bond of Union:  Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire." 

Gerald Koeppel,  author of "Bond of Union:  Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire."  

Best-selling author J. Randy Tarborelli, author of 'The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation- A Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy."