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2009 Review (December 25, 2009)

2009 Review - In this special anthology of excerpts from previous programs, we look back at 2009 th

González, Rigoberto (October 7, 2016)

Rigoberto González - In 2015, Rigoberto González received The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifet

Alexie, Sherman (September 24, 2003)

Sherman Alexie - A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reserv

American Greats (June 29, 1998)

American Greats: A Celebration of American Writers - This program features archive recordings of som

Amichai, Yehuda (September 12, 2001)

Yehuda Amichai - In honor of the Jewish holidays, a public poetry reading by Israel’s most imp

Baxter, Charles (September 15, 1989)

Charles Baxter - All Things Considered book reviewer, Alan Cheuse says, "Charles Baxter's stori

Cherry, Kelly (November 18, 1998)

Kelly Cherry - The author of over a dozen books, including poetry, novels and essays, Kelly Cherry r

Codrescu, Andrei (August 24, 2007)

Andrei Codrescu - International Voices Andrei Codrescu, the wry, Romanian poet and essayist known to

Cofer, Judith Ortiz (May 5, 1998)

Judith Ortiz Cofer - Judith Ortiz Cofer's work often reflects her Puerto Rican heritage and her chil

Cofer, Judith Ortiz (October 7, 1998)

Judith Ortiz Cofer - Puerto Rican writer Judith Cofer talks about how her heritage has influenced he

Di Blasi, Debra (May 10, 2000)

Debra Di Blasi - A screenwriter, fiction writer and poet, Debra Di Blasi’s work has been calle

Dybek, Stuart (November 9, 2007)

Stuart Dybek - Short story writer Stuart Dybek grew up in a Polish-American neighborhood on the sout

Epiphanies: Why They Wield the Pen (January 7, 2007)

Epiphanies: Why They Wield the Pen - Ten writers talk about what prompted them to begin writing in t

Grooms, Anthony (August 20, 2003)

Anthony Grooms - Poet, short story writer, novelist, and two-time recipient of the Lillian Smith Awa

Harrison, Jim (July 20, 2005)

Jim Harrison - Poet and novelist Jim Harrison discusses his latest novel True North.  Perhaps b

Jiles, Paulette (January 5, 2005)

Paulette Jiles - American-Canadian author Paulette Jiles reads from her book Enemy Women, a novel se

Jin, Ha (August 31, 2007)

Ha Jin - The Chinese born writer Ha Jin began his literary life as a poet, and though he still conti

Kasischke, Laura (May 31, 2006)

Laura Kasischke - This young writer’s poetry and fiction "scratches the surface of daily life,

Outtake Heaven (October 14, 1998)

Outtake Heaven - In tandem with public radio station fundraisers around the country, we present this

Ray, David (November 5, 2003)

David Ray - Poet, essayist, fiction writer, and former editor of New Letters and New

Reed, Ishmael (February 20, 2002)

Ishmael Reed - The author of numerous books of poetry, plays, essays and fiction, Ishmael Reed conti

Sanchez, Sonia (March 23, 2012)

Sonia Sanchez - One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement and author of more than

Sapphire (August 17, 2012)

Sapphire - Born Ramon Lofton, the poet and fiction writer took the name “Sapphire” beca

Scott, Joanna Catherine (June 5, 2002)

Joanna Catherine Scott - This Australian born writer discusses her third novel, The Lucky Gourd Shop

Conger Beasley: Past American Voice (August 18, 2017)

Conger Beasley: Past American Voice - We honor the Past American Voice of Conger Beasley Jr.(1940-20

Williams, Philip Lee (December 11, 2015)

Philip Lee Williams - The author of 19 books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, Philip Lee William

Clarion Collection (January 3, 2014)

Clarion Collection - We celebrate our 2013 Clarion Award for Best Radio Talk/Interview Program from

Sanchez, Sonia (February 7, 2014)

Sonia Sanchez - February 2014 marks the release of the book adaptation of the documentary, The Black

American Sanctuaries (October 3, 2014)

American Sanctuaries - New Letters on the Air celebrates public libraries with this special antholog

Burroway, Janet (June 20, 2014)

Janet Burroway - Renowned poet, novelist, playwright, creative writing teacher and author of the tex

González, Rigoberto (June 26, 2015)

Rigoberto González - Inspired by Latino writers Octavio Paz and Gabriel García Marquez to wr

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers (November 28, 2014)

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers - This show features excerpts from six of our 2013 prog

Rodriguez, Linda (November 13, 2015)

Linda Rodriguez - Linda Rodriguez is a self-proclaimed "feminist, activist, and unashamed liberal,"

Devine, Maija Rhee (May 1, 2015)

Maija Rhee Devine - As part of Park University's Ethnic Voices Poetry Series at the Kansas City Publ

Agosín, Marjorie (September 25, 2015)

Marjorie Agosín - The author of the 2015 International Latino Book Award-winning young adult novel,

In the Beginning (January 1, 2016)

In the Beginning - New Letters on the Air explores the spark that ignites writers' imaginations. Pul

Mirriam-Goldberg, Caryn (April 1, 2016)

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg - Kansas Poet Laureate, 2009-2013, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the author of mu

Williams, Philip Lee (April 22, 2016)

Philip Lee Williams - In the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, the 2015 Lifeti

Politics and Literature (October 28, 1996)

Politics and Literature - We'll take a peek at 20th Century politicians portrayed in writing--not o

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice (September 15, 2017)

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice - The work of the late Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952-2016) often

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice (October 6, 2017)

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice - The late Puerto Rican writer Judith Ortiz Cofer talks abou

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.