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The Morning Show

Michael Finkel, author of "The Stranger in the Woods: the Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit."

Dr. Art Cyr, director of the Clausen Center at Carthage, offers his thoughts on current events. 

Nick Barootian and Edson Melendez talk about the Belle Ensemble's upcoming performance of Pergolesi's comic opera "La Serva Padrona."  

Concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who plays a concert Thursday night at Carthage College.  

F. Diane Barth,  author of "I know how you feel:  The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives."

Best-selling author J. Randy Tarabarrelli, author of  "Jackie, Janet, and Lee:  the Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and her daughters,  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill." 

Bryan Albrecht, the president of Gateway Technical College.  

Emily St. John Mandel, author of the best-selling book "Station Eleven," 

Barnaby Smith, artistic director of Voces8,  Part 2:  Previewing the PBS series American Experience "A Bombing on Wall Street," airing tonight. 

The 2018 NEA Big Read project with Anna Stadick, director of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library and Shauna Edson and Paige Barreto, co-chairs of the event

Dr. Eduardo Garcia-Novelli and several members of the Carthage Choir will talk about their memorable European choir tour in January,

Racine mayor Cory Mason. Nan Calvert will also be with us.  We'll discuss a wide range of issues but with a focus on environmental concerns in Racine and surrounding areas.  

Melba Pattillo Beals,  author of "March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine."She was one of the iconic "Little Rock Nine" 

Part One: Laura Cox, previewing a workshop on PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) on February 17. Part Two:  Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski, co-authors of "Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love that Lasts."  

A preview of the PBS American Experience documentary "The Gilded Age." 

Kathleen Kelly Janus, author of "Social Startup Success:  How the Best Non-Profits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference."  

Dan Joyce, director of the Kenosha Public Museum - and Richard Harris, who has lent pieces from his personal collection for the museum's exhibit "Memento Mori: The Art of Death."  

Part 1: Jessica Fellowes, author of "The Mitford Murders."  Part 2: Racine Country Treasurer Jane Nikolai and paralegal Anne Mollerskov talk about unclaimed funds.  

Bryant Johnson,  author of "The RBG Workout: How she stays strong and you can, too!"  Johnson is the personal trainer of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. 

Chris Paulson,  Executive Director, Racine Heritage Museum -  Jim Wardrip,  planning committee for "A Night at the Speakeasy," a benefit for the museum on February 10th. 

Anthony Davenport, author of "Your Score: An Insider's Secrets to Understanding, Controlling and Protecting your Credit Score." 

Nan Calvert - with James Vandenbrook, Executive Director of Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association. 

Martin Puchner, author of "The Written World."

Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College-  and Kate Walker, Director of Operation Gateway Business and Workforce Solution

Dr. Art Cyr, director of Carthage's Clausen Center- commenting on current events

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

We preview the Lakeside Players production of the musical "Rent," which opens this weekend.

PART ONE:  Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard, co-authors of "Treating People Well:  The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life." PART TWO:  Brody Rose, son of local NAMI president Jack Rose. 

Rob Rapley, director/writer of "The Secret of Tuxedo Park."  

Dr. Jonathan Shailor,  Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. 

ENCORE:  Captain James Hawkins,  commanding officer of the Great Lakes Naval Base.

Michael Clickner, director of the RTG's production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

Susan Froemke,  producer-director of the documentary film "The Opera House."

John Maggio, director of the American Experience documentary "Into the Amazon."

ENCORE:  Regina Taylor, playwright of "A Seat at the Table."

ENCORE: Shritha Reddy, 14-year-old Prairie student, creator of SHOW: Start Helping Our Water Resources. 

ENCORE: Kenosha Writers' Guild

ENCORE: Former Wisconsin governor Martin Schreiber, author of "My Two Elaines." 

ENCORE: Mike Crane, executive director of Wisconsin Public Radio

No show because of the holiday

The Morning Show is on hiatus December 25-29, 2017.

Harlow Giles Unger,  author of "The First Founding Father:   Richard Henry Lee and the Call to Independence." 

Gary Taubes,  author of "The Case Against Sugar." 

Ramesh Kasha,  executive director of the Hazelden Betty Ford facility in Chicago.

Dr. Yuri Maltsev, Professor of Economics at Carthage

Donna Torney, author of "Mindfulness for Emerging Adults."

Jessica de Boer, coordinator of the Fine Arts at First series,  previews this weekend's Sing Along Messiah. 

Nan Calvert pays her monthly visit to the program.  With her: Todd Brennan, Watershed Project Manager for the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Jeremy Lent, author of "The Patterning Instinct: a Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning."

Dr. Bandy X. Lee, author/editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump:  27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President."