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For National Poetry Month, Mark Eleveld, editor of "The Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hope, and the Poetry of a New Generation."  

Previewing "American Oz," an American Experience documentary about L.Frank Baum, the author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."  

Pasqual Laurino, Racine Symphony Orchestra

Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College

Judy Batalion,  author of "The Light of Days:  The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos."

Suneel Gupta, author of "Backable: The surprising truth behind what makes people take a chance on you." In part two a preview of Gateway's Earth Day/Eco Fest celebration. In Part Three from the archives, Jason Fine, editor of "Cash,"  Rolling Stone's celebration of the legendary Johnny Cash.  

Nan Calvert, with Mariette Nowak, author of "Birdscaping in the Midwest: a guide to gardening with native plants to attract birds."   

Dr. James Ripley, Carthage music faculty - talking about this weekend's concert by the Carthage bands, titled "Honoring Loved Ones"  - and about Carthage's decision to open up music performances to the public (with limited seating) for the remainder of the spring semester.

Legendary documentarian Ken Burns talks about his new film "Hemingway" in part one of the show. In part two; "Where the Birds Are" and "The Songs of Insects" (for National Wildlife Week.) 

David Mizejewski, a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation (for National Wildlife Week.)  

No Morning Show broadcast because of the holiday.  (There will be a podcast available.)  

No program because of the Good Friday/Easter holiday. 

L. Annette Binder,  author of the novel "The Vanishing Sky,"  which tells the story of one German family in the waning weeks of World War Two.

Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish,  co-author of "Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and how to get healthy again"

Stephanie Mitchell, Professor of English - talks about several issues of immigration that she has been working on with some of her students - including Driver's Cards. 

Jamila Ephron, producer-director of "The Blinding of Isaac Woodard," a documentary for the PBS series of American Experience.   

Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht discusses the Gateway Foundation with Executive Director Jennifer Charpentier and Chairperson Michele Randall.

Rabbi Dena Feingold and Rev. Kara Baylor, concerning Thursday night's Courageous Conversation about Racism:  "Moving Beyond Denial: Racism in Faith Communities."  Co-sponsored by Carthage College and by the Kenosha Coalition for Dismantling Racism. Part Two, by the way is Cleo Wade, author of a children's book called "What the Road Said." 

Devin Gordon, author of "So Many Ways to Lose:  The Amazing Story of the New York Mets- the Best Worst Team in Sports."

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

Johanna Fiedler, author of "Molto Agitato:  The Mayhem Behind the Music at the Metropolitan Opera."  We're replaying this interview because both the book and the interview touch on the legacy of James Levine, longtime music director for the Met, whose death on March 9th was just announced to the public last week.

Sander Flaum, author of "The Stutter Steps: Proven Pathways to Speaking Confidently and Living Courageously." 

 Part 1: Joe Kenda,  author of "Killer Triggers"  Part 2:  Jamie Jacobs and Hema Crockett, co-authors of "Designing Exceptional Organizational Cultures."  

 Jess Phoenix,  author of "Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava and Life." 

 Nan Calvert, with Joe Pfeiffer from KCI Technologies.

Part One: James Shapiro, author of "1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare."   (from the archives)    Part Two:  Joyce Gregg on the AAUW's spring used book sale.

Brian Alexander, author of "The Hospital:   Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town."

Dr. Anthony Barnhart, chair of the Psychology Dept. at Carthage College. Professor Barnhart responds to a recent Morning Show interview about handwriting - and also weighs in on another of his favorite areas of study- magic.

Ross Benes, author of "Rural Rebellion:  How Nebraska became a Republican Stronghold." 

Kelly Corrigan, author of "The Middle Place"

Cameron Swallow from Braver Angels. Carthage First Lady Cameron Swallow discusses the work of Braver Angels,  which seeks ways for us to bridge racial divides as well as lingering cultural divides between urban and rural Americans.

Larry Olmsted, author of "Fans: How watching sports makes us happier, healthier, and more understanding."

J. Randy Taraborelli, author of "Grace & Steel:  Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, and the Women of the Bush Dynasty."  

Dr. Richard Gunderman, author of "Contagion:  the Amazing Story of History's Deadliest Diseases."  

Martina Reaves, author of the memoir "I'm Still Here."  

Michelle Dresbold, author of "Sex, Lies and Handwriting:  A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in your Handwriting."  

Carthage professor Art Cyr offers analysis of current events and concerns.  

Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht. 

Joycelyn Fish describes what it was like to be able to pose a question to President Joe Biden for his nationally televised town hall meeting in Milwaukee last week.

Best-selling children's author Denene Milner- who has just released her own line of children's books, all of which feature families of color.

Best-selling author Tim O'Brien ("Dad's Maybe Book.")

Gary Waters, author of "10 Principles of a Character Coach." Waters was an award-winning college basketball coach for more than 40 years, most notably at Cleveland State University. 

 Stormwater solutions with Nan Calvert. Her guest is Cassandra Hoppe, with Stormwater Solutions Engineering.

Part 1- "Meltdown."  We speak with Mike Tollin, executive producer of this new film about global warming.  He was executive producer for "The Last Dance," about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.   Part 2 -  Greg Everett, author of the new book "Tough." 

Hospice Alliance of Southeastern Wisconsin.  I speak with Rita Hagen, executive director, and Jennifer Sytkowski, bereavement coordinator.  We especially discuss how the work of Hospice Alliance has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The story of Marian Anderson in the "Voice of Freedom."  This is the next film in the PBS documentary series American Experience.  It chronicles the story of the dramatic recital which Anderson, the African-American contralto, sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939. Our guest is Rob Rapley,  director-producer-writer of the film.

A look back at Abraham Lincoln; the 16th President of the United States with a discussion on some notable past books about Abraham Lincoln.


Poverty in America. A discussion of the book "Broke in America:  Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty" 

The legacy of baseball legend Jackie Robinson with Michael Long, author of  "42 Today:  Jackie Robinson and His Legacy."  

 (archives)  Mark Herzberg talks about two of his books about renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.