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The Morning Show

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."  

Holly Stanfield,  Ben Woods and Nick Daly talk about Kander & Ebb's musical "The Scottsboro Boys,"

Mark Segal, author of "And then I danced:  traveling the road to LGBT Equality." 

 Josh Howard, director of "The Lavender Scare."

Jared Yates Sexton, author of 'The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of our own Making." 

PART 1:  Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon, author of "Manhood for Amateurs:  The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father and Son." Joining him in the interview is his wife, Ayelet Waldman, author of "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace."  <41:02>  PART 2: Dr. Bryan Klassen, from the Mayo Clinic, talks about Deep Brain Stimulation as a treatment for certain movement disorders. 

Richard Goldstein, author of "Another Little Piece of my Heart:  My Life of Rock and Revolution in the Sixties."   The book explores some of Goldstein's experiences in writing about rock & roll in the late 1960's and his encounters with legends such as Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin.

Nan Calvert from Root-Pike WIN pays her monthly visit to the program.  Her guest will be Jon Richards from Clean Wisconsin. They are working for the elimination of Polcyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (or PAHs), which are highly toxic yet used in many driveways and parking lots. 

PART ONE: Matthew Futterman, author of "Running to the Edge:  A Band of Misfits and the Guru who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed."  The book chronicles the exploits of Bob Larsen, a legendary track & field coach.  PART TWO:  The results of a CNA study on how modern technology is being used to improve the work of police departments across the country.  

Anthropologist Martin Schoenhals, author of "Work, Love and Learning in Utopia:  Equality Reimagined."  

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we rebroadcast a conversation with historian Jean Edward Smith, author of "Eisenhower in War and Peace."  

From the archives (2009) -  Rachel DeWoskin, author of the novel "Repeat After Me," which is significantly inspired by her experiences of working in China as a young American woman. 

Roger Gottlieb, author of "Morality and the Environmental Crisis." 

GTC President Bryan Albrecht,  UW-Parkside Chancellor Debra Ford, and Carthage President John Swallow.

The Historic Washington Park Velodrome and the Kenosha Velosport Bike Team.

Shannon Watts, author of “Fight like a Mother: how a grassroots movement took on the gun lobby and why women will change the world.”

Ralph Peters, author of “Darkness of Chancellorsville: A Novel of Stonewall Jackson’s Triumph and Tragedy.”

Nolan Gasser, author of “Why you like it: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste.”

No Show due to the Memorial Day Holiday 

Software developer Anna P. Murray discusses women in technology. 

Sarah Steward Holland and Beth Silvers, co-hosts of the Pantsuit Politics podcast, and co-authors of "I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening):  A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations."   

A conversation about the Gateway Promise - in which eligible students can attend Gateway Technical College tuition free. This Morning Show was streamed live on Facebook. You can watch the interview here

Dr. Art Cyr, Clausen Distinguished Professor of Political Economy and World Business,  pays his monthly visit to the Morning Show, offering his analysis of current events and issues. 

Mitchell Zuckoff, author of "Fall and Rise:  The Story of 9/11." 

Joshua A. Douglas, a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law and author of "Vote for Us: How to Take Back our Elections and Change the Future of Voting." 


Aerial Arts and the Over the Rainbow Showcase and Fundraiser happening May 17th at The Branch in Racine.  In Aerial Arts, a person suspends themselves in mid-air through the use of silk strips and hammocks.

Dr. James Kinchen, director of choral activities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, will talk about "Two Worlds, One Art" - an exciting new undertaking in which a Parkside choir and a choir from China will collaborate - with each visiting the other's country.   

Jack Rose from the local chapter of NAMI- the National Association for Mental Illness.

Follow up conversation with Kenosha's own Betsy Ade, a recent contestant on NBC's "The Voice." This Morning Show was streamed live on Facebook. Click here to watch the broadcast. 

Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College,  is joined by Tracy Crocker, President of BRP, who is the keynote speaker for Gateway's upcoming commencement ceremony.

Jim Schatzman, artistic director of the Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, previews their next concert:  "The Long Winding Road- the Music of the Beatles."  

Sammy Webber, a native of Cameroon,  who is visiting Carthage this week to give a presentation titled "Addressing the Roots of Poverty in Broken Economic Systems."   

Nan Calvert pays her monthly visit to the program.  The topic is Canoeing. 

David Salomon, author of "The Seven Deadly Sins: How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to Modern Era." 

Noah Mercadillo,  this year's winner of the Racine Symphony's Young Artists Competition.   Noah will be performing Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major with the RSO this weekend.  

Anne Morse Hambrock talks about her book "Anne and God," which has just been published.  

Brian Gill, director of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's production of Shakespeare's "Loves Labours Lost," which opens this weekend.

Penny Farmer, author of "Dead in the Water." 

Cameron Swallow talks about Better Angels,  an organization that seeks to bring people together from different political perspectives and help them communicate effectively with each other.

Dr. Jerald Mast,  Associate Professor of Political Science at Carthage College discusses the large field of Democratic contenders for president and their views related to climate change and the Green New Deal. 

Preview of Kander and Ebb's "Flora the Red Menace," the main stage musical at Carthage, which opens this weekend. 

Dr. Bryan Albrecht, the President of Gateway Technical College, with two second round winners of the FoxConn Smart Cities-Smart Futures Competition: horticulture instructor Kate Field and engineering student Don Heckel. We'll also be joined by Gateway instructor Steve Whitmoyer, who collaborated with Heckel. 

Novelist Timothy Jay Smith, author of "The Fourth Courier."  His novel is set in Poland in 1992, which is when that nation was undergoing its wrenching transition from communism to capitalism.   

No program. WGTD is closed because of the Easter holiday.

No program because of Good Friday. 

An overview of KAFASI- Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services. 

A walking tour through the Kenosha Public Museum and their newest exhibit,  "From Curiosity to Science." This Morning Show was live from The Kenosha Public Museum- Click HERE to watch the the live tour. 

Justin Martin author of "Genius of Place: The of Frederic Law Olmsted."

Mark Obmascik, author of "The Storm on our Shore: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War Two."