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Conrad's Corner: December 18, 2018

10 hours ago

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "How We Touch Now."

Over the years that I have been hosting the show I have featured quite a variety of biographies. I have had the opportunity to interview the writers of some highly regarded works. I had David McCullough on the program for his biographies of John Adams and the Wright Brothers. Scott Berg appeared to talk about his biography of Woodrow Wilson. In 1999 I had a chance to discuss "Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr." with Ron Chernow. This fascinating book about a man who was once the richest man in the world is an impressive piece of scholarship.

Conrad's Corner: December 15, 2018

Dec 15, 2018

Herb Martin reads his poem, "Eula Cade."

Conrad's Corner: December 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018

Lori Gravley reads Kathy Austin's poem, "Open Door."

Lace up, friends- it's time for another edition of your weekly musical multivitamin, The Jewel Case! This week we're celebrating "SOLE POWER"; we'll be spinning songs about footwear by a huge cross-section of artists. Here's a quick sample: Betty Davis, Carl Perkins, Run-DMC, El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico, Iron Maiden, Charles Mingus...you get the gist. LOTS of miles will be covered tonight, so put on your most comfortable kicks. But first...

William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg were leading figures in what became known as the Beat Generation. Burroughs was best known as a writer who wrote experimental novels like "Naked Lunch." Ginsberg was well known as a poet. His poem "Howl" was instrumental in overturning the legal definition of obscenity.

Conrad's Corner: December 11, 2018

Dec 11, 2018

Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "Taking Down the Maple."

The late Lloyd Ostendorf was considered to be one of the leading experts on photographic images of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln lived during a time when photography was still in its infancy and even though he was the most famous person in America at one time very few genuine photos of Lincoln are known to exist.

Conrad's Corner: December 8, 2018

Dec 8, 2018

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Today I Saw My Brother In the Supermarket."

Conrad's Corner: December 7, 2018

Dec 7, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads two winter poems by David Petreman.

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