It’s another edition of Ali’s Book Club! Today, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow spends the hour with Leesa Cross-Smith to discuss her latest novel, This Close to Okay, which explores topics like mental health and the importance of human connection through the story of two strangers who spend a healing weekend together. Leesa Cross-Smith is a […]
Join us for a reading celebrating Black History Month, featuring poets Brittany Rogers, Lauren Russell, Nicholas Nichols, and Ayokunle Falomo. The reading will be followed by a brief Q&A with the poets. This event will be streamed live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. Readers: AYOKUNLE FALOMO Ayokunle Falomo is Nigerian, American, […]
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.”