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As I am interviewing authors I am always trying to think of the best questions to ask them. I want to keep things fresh and that can be a challenge. A number of years ago I interviewed C-Span's Brian Lamb. As the host of that network's Book TV program Lamb has distinguished himself as one of the best prepared author interviewers around. Like me, he's accustomed to being the one who is asking the questions. He seemed slightly uncomfortable with having that role reversed.

Julie Moore reads her poem, "Remember Blessing."

Loudon Wainwright III has spent the past half century writing and performing songs that range from whimsical to confessional to downright silly. This clever man possesses a brilliant wit. His distinctive voice continues to entertain, provoke, and amuse. Now that voice has been transferred to the pages of a candid memoir called "Liner Notes."

Jeff Opt returned to the WYSO studios to update Niki Dakota about upcoming fall events at the Yellow Cab Tavern including food truck rallies, live music including Nashville based Tim Easton on September 21st, and more. 

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Riverward."

Once upon a time it was possible to live in Manhattan inexpensively. It wasn't that long ago really. There were neighborhoods like the Lower East Side where artists, club kids, and squatters were still able to eke out livelihoods in the vibrant city that continues to attract newcomers from every corner of the globe.

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

courtesy of Tecumseh Land Trust

Tecumseh Land Trust's Krista Magaw joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio ahead of the organization's annual harvest auction.  They talked about the land trust's mission and projects and the upcoming event.

Tecumseh Land Trust's 13th Annual Harvest Auction is Friday, September 15 at Springfield's Hollenbeck Bayley Center.  More information at: www.tecumsehlandtrust.org

Dayton History

The Concours d'Elegance is Dayton History's largest fundraiser of the year. The annual event brings in antique automobile owners from near and far. This week, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with just two of the people involved in organizing and promoting the event, Skip Peterson, the board chair for Concours, and Lauryn Bayliff, Director of Community Development.

Tana French returned to the program to talk about her latest Dublin Murder Squad novel "The Trespasser."  Last year Tana did an interview for the hardcover release of this book and I could not resist the opportunity to talk to her again because I loved this story and she doesn't put out new books very often.

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