Category Archives: M-O

David Maraniss

David Maraniss reads from his twelfth book A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father (Simon & Schuster 2019).

We talk about what it means to be American, the Spanish Civil War, 1952 and now, HUAC, and his father’s typed imperfect S.

We also hear his father’s full statement that he was not allowed to read at the witness table in Room 740 of the Federal Building in Detroit in March 1952.

 

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Ken Mikolowski

Michigan’s own Ken Mikolowski talks about 50 Years of The Alternative Press. We talk about free poems + functional art, mission and passion. We also talk history, stories and humor.

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Free Poems and Functional Art: 50 Years of The Alternative Press Exhibit in the Audubon Room of Hatcher Graduate Library.

Neutral Zone

Neutral Zone presents the NEA Big Read in Ann Arbor, Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric.
This episode with Fernanda Gonzalez, Monét Madoula-Bey, Julianna Morano, John Buckley and Molly Raynor, Neutral Zone‘s Literary Arts program manager.
We talk about Neutral Zone events connecting to Citizen and hear new poems by young poets!

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Fatima Farheen Mirza

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Fatima Farheen Mirza about her novel A Place For Us (SJP for Hogarth/Penguin 2018); they talk about family relationships, the challenges of writing a first novel, and how characters can live on after a story is done.

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