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Chad Seales, author of "Religion Around Bono."   The book is an illuminating look at the beliefs, principles and influence of Bono, lead singer for the group U2.

Sam Sacket shares his story as a nursing student at Gateway Technical College. 

Helen Sampson, quality coordinator for the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center, talks about the services they are continuing to provide during COVID-19 ... and a new grocery-shopping service that have begun to offer. 

No Morning Show broadcast because of Memorial Day.  <On today's Podcast of the Morning Show,  Thomas Childer's "Soldiers from the War Returning." 

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From the archives-  David France's book "How to Survive a Plague:  The Inside Story of how Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS." 

Dr. George Archibald, Co-founded of the International Crane Foundation.  

Karen Brunssen,  president of NATS (the National Association of Teachers of Singing) 

Part one:  Kenosha mayor John Antaramian.  Part two:  Scott Turow, author of "The Last Trial."  Turow is one of the country's most successful authors of legal thrillers.

Rescheduled from last Friday-  Nan Calvert (Root-Pike WIN) and Kevin Doyle, Rare Plant Botanist with the WI DNR.

Part One:  Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue talk about their book "What Makes a Marriage Last:  40 Celebrated Couples Share With Us the Secrets to a Happy Life."  Thomas and Donahue are about to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.  They spoke to an array of famous couples, including Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter.   Part Two:  award-winning athlete, trainer and coach Martin Rooney talks about his book "Coach to Coach: An Empowering Story about How to be a Great Leader."  His book is intended not just for athletic coaches - but also for anybody who finds themselves coaching others, which occurs whenever somebody entrusts us to help them with some aspect of their life. 

Jody Sekas, a member of the theater arts faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, talks about teaching classes like Scenic Painting online, along with Lynsey Gallagher, a sophomore theater major at UW-Parkside.   Also-  Brian Gill, who is also with Parkside's theater faculty,  talks about teaching Stage Combat online.

Beth Dugan, Division Chair and Instructor for the Hospitality Management Program at Gateway Technical College, talks about the challenges being faced by the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 ... and the kind of adjustments that will be made for the future. 

We speak with three art professors at Carthage College: Kimberly Greene, Ryan Miller, and Jojin Van Winkle, about teaching courses like ceramics, drawing, sculpture and 3-D Design in online virtual format.

Author Fern Schumer Chapman.  She has written a new children's book titled "Happy Harper Thursdays:  A Grandmother's Love for her Granddaughter during the Corona Virus."   Her previous books include "Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust: a Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past." 

Kevin Crosby,  Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Carthage College - and Director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. 

Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College - and Patrick Booth, President and CEO of CCB Technologies, who is GTC's keynote speaker for its upcoming virtual commencement. 

Frank Snowden, author of "The Conquest of Malaria: Italy 1900-1962." 

Natasha Gregson Wagner, daughter of actress Natalie Wood, talks about a new documentary film "Natalie Wood:  What Remains Behind," that  premieres tonight on HBO.  

Pawan Dhingra, author "Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior are Not Enough."

Benjamin Teitelbaum, author of "War for Eternity:  Inside Steve Bannon's Far-Right Circle of Global Power Brokers."  

Part one- Dr. Debbie Ford, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Part two- Dr. John Swallow, President of Carthage College.  They will give us updates on how their respective schools are doing during COVID-19.

Rita Hagen, Executive Director of Hospice Alliance - and Jennifer Sytkowski, Bereavement Coordinator.  They will talk about the work that continues to be done at Hospice Alliance even during COVID-19.

Dr. Art Cyr, Clausen Distinguished Professor of Political Economy and World Business.

Part 1 - Dr. Sarah Pina, Assistant Professor of Latin Literature at UW-Parkside and Gabby Richardson, a pre-med student minoring in Spanish talking about their experience with online teaching/learning. Part 2-  Local author James Neibaur talks about great movies to watch during COVID-19.

Tom Clavin, author of "Tombstone" - and Ed Ruggero, author of "Blame the Dead."  

Bryan Albrecht,  President of Gateway Technical College. 

Dr. Jonathan Shailor, Professor of Communication at the University of Wisconsin- Parkside, talks about an amazing online collaboration that he organized with 17 of his colleagues from the Shakespeare in Prisons Network for a performance of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." 

Part One: Guida Brown, Executive Director of the Hope Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs, talks about the challenges that the COVID-19 crisis is posing to people struggling with addiction.  Part Two:  Michael Mahoney, DIrector of Chicago Services for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Part One: Dr. Thomas Noer, Valor Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at Carthage talks about the most serious epidemics that have been part of American history.  Part Two: Joy Cho shares thoughts on supporting small businesses during COVID-19. 20/20

Peter Dennee,  Associate Professor of Music at Carthage, about the Fulbright Scholar Grant he was awarded to do research in Tanzania next year. 

We hear from Gateway Technical College instructors about the challenges of online teaching during the COVID-19 Crisis. We speak with Pat Hoppe (Electrical Engineering),  Rich Malloy, (Adult high School), Tedd Lupella (Surgical Technology), and Maryanne Kuiper and Helene Stacy (Nursing.)  


Therapist Amy Sprague Champeau offers some thoughts on how we can remain emotionally and mentally healthy through the stresses of the COVID-19 Crisis. 

We remember Professor John Buenker, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for 33 years, who was also a frequent Morning Show guest.  We replay an interview from February 2, 2001

 No Morning Show broadcast because of Easter Monday.  There will be a podcast version of today's Morning Show.

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Nan Calvert's monthly visit to the program features local birdwatching enthusiast  Rick Fare.  We also speak with David Mizejewski, spokesman for the National Wildlife Federation

We speak with an array of instructors from Gateway Technical College on what it is like to teach in an online, virtual format because of COVID-19.  

How are area congregations and parishes functioning during the COVID-19 crisis?  Our guests include Father Ricardo Martin from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Racine,  Rev. Bradley Brown from North Cape Lutheran Church in Raymond,  Rev. Susan Patterson-Sumwalt at First United Methodist Church in Kenosha, and Rev. Levi Ketelson, Burlington campus pastor for Journey Church (which is an Assembly of God church.) 

From the archives:  Bruce Feiler, author of "The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men who could be me."  Feiler's best-selling book has been adapted into an NBC series airing Tuesday evenings.

Part One:  Dr. Ed Kawakami, Chair of the Academic Senate at Carthage College, talks about the school's decision to amend the grading system for this semester because of COVID-19.  Part Two;  Jolene Hart, author of "Ignite Your Light: A Sunrise to Moonlight Guide to Feeling Joyful, Resilient, and Lit from Within" offers suggestions on coping with Social Distancing and other stresses of the COVID-19 crisis.

From 2017:  Meta Wagner, author of "What's Your Creative Type? - Harness the Power of your Artistic Personality."  

Mardy Grothe, author of "I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like:  a Comprehensive Compilation of History's Greatest Analogies, Metaphors and Similes."   <archives>

Dan Koeppel,  author of "To See Every Bird on Earth:  A Father, A Son, and an Obsession."  <archives>

A look back at an epidemic perhaps even more terrifying than COVID-19, the Polio Epidemic of the early 1950s. We preview an American Experience documentary, "The Polio Crusade," which is re-airing Tuesday night.  Also, David Oshinksy, who is one of the guests in that film, and the author of "Polio: An American Story." 

Dr. Beth Rush (Mayo Clinic) offers suggestions on how we can maintain our mental and emotional health during the COVID-19 crisis.  After that,  Frederick Kaufman, author of "A Short History of the American Stomach."

Hope Jahren, author of "The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here."  The interview was recorded last Friday and it includes some reflection from Jahren on what it is like right now in Norway, where she lives with her family. 

(ARCHIVES)  To remember a simpler time as well as the delightful and unique genius of Mark Twain, we revisit a 2012 interview with Bob Hirst, editor of a new edition of "The Autobiography of Mark Twain." 

Ginny Sassaman,  author of "Preaching Happiness: Creating a Just and Joyful World."  This interview was recorded this past Friday, and includes some reflections from the guest on the COVID-19 Crisis. 

(ARCHIVES)  Sean Manning is the editor of "Bound to Last:  30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book."  This interview, recorded back in 2011

Amy Shira Teitel, author of "Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight."   

Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President of Gateway Technical College; John Swallow, President of Carthage College, and Debbie Ford, Chancellor of UW-Parkside discuss how their institutions are reacting to the evolving COVID-19 crisis.