This Thanksgiving, you're invited to take a moment to participate in StoryCorps' National Day of Listening. Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps – the national oral history project you hear each week on Morning Edition. WYSO’s Sarah Buckingham talked with Dave Isay about the National Day of Listening, coming up November 25th, and how you can get involved.
A new book by William Kennedy is an event. It has been almost a decade since his last one. The latest, "Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes," is the eighth book in his now legendary Albany Cycle.
This one features a rare foray outside of New York State. His protagonist, Daniel Quinn is introduced in a brief prologue set in 1930's Albany. Bing Crosby makes an appearance. Kennedy explains in this interview how he had always wanted to include a particular Crosby song in a novel.