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1:52 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Book Nook: A Good Man, by Larry Baker

The central character in Larry Baker's novel is Harry Ducharme. Harry was once at the top of the radio world but his fortunes have taken a real hit. Harry washes up in Saint Augustine, Florida. He's living in his car. He drinks. A lot.

Then Harry hears this voice coming out of the radio. Her name is Nora James. She hosts a cooking show on WWHD, the tiny little radio station in town. Harry feels compelled to meet Nora. He goes to WWHD and asks for a job.

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Arts & Culture
3:57 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Daniel Coston on Documenting the Lives of North Carolina Musicians in Image and Words

Daniel Coston is a writer and photographer who's been working with musicians for many years, in particular, those in his home state of North Carolina. In his book, North Carolina Musicians: Photographs and Conversations, Coston documents the likes of The Avett Brothers, Si Kahn, Doc Watson and many other.  Coston visited the WYSO studios for a conversation with Detours host Norm Whitman about the stories behind the book and its subjects.

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Sun October 20, 2013

2013 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Jeffrey Ford

Jeffrey Ford at the 2013 Antioch Writers' Workshop

In July, the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs.  The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and for the month of October we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend.

This week we hear from Jeffrey Ford, the author of numerous novels and short stories whose work has appeared in journals, magazines and anthologies from Mad Magazine to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories. Here Ford reads from his novel The Shadow Years.

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Sun October 13, 2013

2013 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Matthew Goodman

Matthew Goodman at the Antioch Writers' Workshop

In July, the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs.  The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and for the month of October we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend.

This week we hear Matthew Goodman read from his latest book 80 Days.  He begins by giving some background on this book's subject, Nellie Bly.

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Books
4:23 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Book Nook: The Good Lord Bird, by James McBride (Riverhead Books)

Henry Shackleford begins his tale in the Kansas Territory. The year was 1856 and Henry was a slave. Soon the abolitionist John Brown appears on the scene. Brown is all fired up about fighting slavery. When he encounters Henry he thinks she's a girl named Henrietta. And he quickly coins an affectionate nickname for him (her): Onion. From that point onward Onion dresses like a girl. Many years later, when Henry was 100+ years old he told someone about his crazy adventures with John Brown.

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