Conrad's Corner

Sunday-Friday, 7:59pm and Saturday Afternoons

Conrad reads a poem Sunday to Friday at 7:59 p.m. and another on Saturday at 2:20 p.m. He and Niki Dakota do a brief "Song and Sonnet" exercise on Monday's Excursions at 12:40 p.m. He stays in touch with many talented local poets, includes their poems in his regular readings, and does an interview with one of them for some of the WYSO Weekend shows.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

Conrad's Corner: August 10, 2010

Conrad Balliet reads Jim Brooks' poem, "Meaning."

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Conrad's Corner: August 2, 2010

Conrad Balliet reads Marsha Bush's poem, "Daughter-In-Law."

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Sat July 31, 2010

Conrad's Corner: July 31, 2010

Conrad Balliet reads Steve Broidy's poem, "Myths of Teaching."

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

Conrad's Corner: July 26, 2010

Conrad Balliet reads Marietta Ball's poem, "Ants Have No Options."

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Sun July 25, 2010

Conrad & Evelyn

Conrad and Evelyn
Aileen LeBlanc

Conrad's Corner host Conrad Balliet and his square dancing partner Evelyn fell in love in later life. She was in her eighties and he in his 70s. Their love was youthful, adventurous and amorous. But then Evelyn started getting simple words mixed up. Conrad saw the signs. He took care of her as he was losing her to Alzheimer's. Aileen LeBlanc tells a very personal story of her friends Conrad and Evelyn.

Here's an audio slide show of Conrad and Evelyn's time together featuring Conrad reading a poem by Roy Croft.

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