In case you missed it, yesterday was National Book Lovers Day. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster explores the passions and behaviors of the modern “bibliophile,” and he delves into the positive effects of surrounding yourself with books.
For many people, books provide comfort, distraction, or a window into another world—something we could all use a little bit more of these days. Today’s show explores how readers are accessing books and supporting local bookstores and literary events in new ways, from the distance. First, we talk to Joanne Berg, Jayne Rowsam, and Charlotte Colaluca […]
With special guest, State Representative Melissa Sargent In 1919, decades of activism by suffragists culminated in Congress’s passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, affirming that the right to vote “shall not be denied… on account of sex.” On the centennial anniversary of this historical legislation, we celebrate not only the amendment itself but the ideals it […]
Pamela Toler discusses her new book WOMEN WARRIORS, which tells the stories of women in war from around the globe and across the ages. As Booklist says: “Toler blows past all expectations with this thoroughly delightful, personable and crucially important history of women warriors.”
Madison Reads Leopold is a community read-aloud celebrating the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold. An eclectic mix of public figures and community members will read from “A Sand County Almanac” and other works, sharing Leopold’s keen observations and eloquent conservation philosophy. Visitors can drop in to hear favorite essays or stay for the day.
So often we read books but never hear the story behind the story. On today’s episode, guest host Harry Hawkins takes us inside the mind of two novelists: Carla DuPont and David Norman. They discuss all things books, reading, and writing, including their favorite genres, what it’s like to write fiction for a living, and […]