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Rebecca Clarren

Novelist and journalist Rebecca Clarren (KICKDOWN, Skyhorse Publishing, 2018) reads from her novel, a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.

Summer host Amanda Uhle and Rebecca Clarren talk about writing with a social cause in mind, journalistically reporting a novel, and the American West. We also consider whether KICKDOWN is maybe part of a new genre of subversive westerns in contemporary writing.

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Lisa Taddeo

Summer host Amanda Uhle talks with Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster 2019), about women’s desire and how it’s intertwined with judgement from others, how to build layered and complicated characters as a journalist, and the incredible feat of reporting on the lives of these three American women over the course of eight years.

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Anna Clark

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Anna Clark about The Poisoned City (Metropolitan Books 2018), an acclaimed, thorough account of the causes, crisis, and aftermath of the Flint, Michigan water disaster. They talk about tragedy, courage, resilience, and the way forward.

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Robert Yoon

Robert Yoon is a political journalist, current Knight-Wallace Fellow and host of “The J Word,” WCBN’s public affairs program about journalism and current events.
We talk about photos with heroes, the Michigan Daily, speech writing for Al Gore, directing political research at CNN, the art of humor writing, visiting Korea, and the life of Doris Miller.

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Gerald Vizenor

Gerald Vizenor  was in town to present the 2018 Robert F. Berkhofer Jr. Lecture in Native American Studies.

We talk about haiku, sound and motion, ethical experience, and choosing chance.

 

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Many thanks to Joseph Gone, Scott Lyons, Stephanie Elliott Prieto, Jason Voss, Frank Uhle, Department of American Culture, Native American Studies, and the Berkhofer Jr Lecture Series.

Gerald with Kat and Steve in the station lobby post-show

Cat Warren

Cat Warren reads from What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, Inc. We talk about science journalism and creative nonfiction. We also talk about working dogs — cadaver dogs, particularly.

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