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- Writer's Voices - 20061013 - Debut Show

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The first Writers' Voices show to air on KRUU.

 

- Writer's Voices - 20061215 - Linda Egenes

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- Writer's Voices - 20090703 - Steve Sisgold

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As an author, speaker, practitioner, singer, film maker and businessman, Steve Sisgold has modeled and taught thousands how to use their innate body intelligence to create better health, prosperity and richer and more authentic relationships. His success in all of his endeavors are the result of his heart-felt commitment to embody his true calling. "At least once a day I say the words of Gandhi to myself, 'Your life is your message.' This serves as a constant reminder that I have a purpose which is the catalyst for everything I do.” Steve holds an M.A. in Communications, a B.S. in Business and Certifications in body-centered psychotherapy and relationship counseling. He specializes in body centered therapy and breath work and works out of his retreat home in Novato-Marin County California and also does sessions and retreats in Maui, Hawaii, his other home. He is the author of two books, audio and video programs, a musical CD and a document-tary film with Gay Hendricks. Steve is a weekly contributor to psychologytoday.comPlease join us on Writers’ Voices, hosted by Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn, this Friday, July 3, at 1pm.

- Writer's Voices - 20090710 - Iowa Play Festival

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Join us on Writers' Voices this Friday for a behind-the-scenes talk with the writers for the Iowa Play Festival, July 8-12 at the Sondheim Center. David Patterson and Savannah Quinn will tell us about the festival, and then we’ll hear from two of the writers: William Coleman and Robert Lynn.

The show is hosted by Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn.

 

- Writer's Voices - 20100717 - Ariane de Bonvoisin

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You won’t want to miss this interview with Ariane de Bonvoisin, hosted by Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn. Ariane’s staggering list of accomplishments is topped off by her latest project, The First30Days.

The First30Days is a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional. Ariane is both Founder and CEO of the company, which launched its beta web site with nearly 50 life change subjects in February 2008.

Its first expression in other media was the release of Ariane’s new book in May 2008, by HarperCollins, aptly entitled The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Any Change.

The First30Days management team is comprised of seasoned former executives from a variety of media companies, including About.com, CNN, International Data Group, News Corporation and Sony. The company’s headquarters, editorial and sales teams are based in the Flatiron district of
New York City.

- Writer's Voices - 20100724 - Marina Spence

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Marina Spence founded The Pink Edge (www.pinkedge.com) in 2007 to help women change their work or their attitude toward work Her book, Make Every Day a Friday! The Joy of Connecting Who You Are With What You Do helps readers successfully navigate the world of career and purpose, with practical actions and spiritual insights. Road tested during Marina’s years in the aggressive, fast-paced atmosphere of Wall Street, the book reveals the Stress-Free Career Change System.

Marina has over 25 years practice with the #1 stress-buster, meditation. While she knows she wasn’t the only person on Wall Street who meditated for an hour before work, sometimes it felt that way. She also taught meditation in Manhattan.

Now Marina juggles management consulting with being an author and mentor. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please Join Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn for this interview on Friday at 1pm

- Writer's Voices - 20090803 - Victoria Moran

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Who couldn’t use a little hope in their lives these days? Times may be tough, but we still have the power to live richly and to create potential in each moment. Bestselling author Victoria Moran shares her effervescent vision in LIVING A CHARMED LIFE, which offers fifty action-inspiring essays that show us how to custom craft our very own blessed lives. Covering topics such as living richly, staying close to what makes you come alive, and how to be completely, utterly yourself, Moran emphasizes that this kind of happiness is possible for anyone of any age in any circumstance.

Victorian Moran is an inspirational speaker, a certified life coach, and the author of ten books including the international bestseller Creating a Charmed Life. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Body + Soul, Natural Health, and Yoga Journal. Her blog, “Your Charmed Life,” is published daily on BeliefNet.com. She lives a charmed life in New York City.

- Writer's Voices - 20090810 - Dean Gabbert

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Former Fairfield Ledger Editor Dean Gabbert and his publicist Marilyn Candido will be at the KRUU studio on Friday August 7, to be interviewed by Caroline Kilbourn and Chamaigne Montana on Writers’ Voices. Dean's river writings have earned him two awards: the 2006 James V. Swift Prize in Maritime Literature from the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library, St. Louis; and a 1993 Public Service Commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard. Dean and his wife were both long time staffers at the Fairfield Ledger. They moved to Nuavoo when he retired as Editor and Publisher in 1985. If you go for rivers and riverboats, you'll enjoy Dean Gabbert's latest book, a collection of river stories entitled Brown-Water Boating. Spanning 45 years, the stories will take you places you’ve never been before. Many of these stories appeared in the Waterways Journal and other publications, including the Fairfield Ledger. Among other things, this book is a fascinating history of our area. Dean is also the author of two Mississippi River novels, The Log of the Jessie Bill (1993) and Let the Lower Lights be Burning (2002). Please tune in to welcome Dean Gabbert back to Fairfield!

- Writer's Voices - 20090814 - Dixie Burkhart

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This week on Writers' Voices, we interview Dixie Burkhart, author of "Facts Don't Matter", a provocative book about what she calls "court assisted business fraud", something that she experienced personally when a business agreement gone bad ended up in court. Is "judicial discretion" a door that has opened too wide to allow rulings by opinion?

Dixie Burkhart was born, raised and continues to live in Southeast Iowa with her second husband. She has children, grandchildren, and an extended family. She was a state bureaucrat for seventeen years, worked in the financial services for more than twenty years, was involved with a radio station actively for five years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Iowa Wesleyan College, a Master of Science from The American College, and a PHD from Walden University. She also holds several professional designations including Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant.

- Writer's Voices - 2009082 - Fran Kennedy

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“Imagine how much fun it was to ask the Ten Speed Press for 45,000 copies of The Pickle Patch Bathtub,” says Iowa’s First Lady, Christy Vilsack, who selected the book to be given to each of Iowa’s 42,000 kindergartners as part of her literacy program in 2006.

In her column on Offenburger.com, Christy writes, “When I chose The Pickle Patch Bathtub,” by Dubuque writer Frances Kennedy,… I had no idea it would also touch a chord in Iowa’s senior citizens.” While visiting small town libraries, Christy recounts the true story told in the book, about the author’s mother Donna. When Donna was 12, she grew pickles to make money to buy a real bathtub from the Sears and Roebuck Catalog. (She had outgrown the galvanized tub in the kitchen.) With the contribution of her sibling’s Christmas dimes, she finally had enough to buy the tub, which sat in a crate on the front porch until after harvest, when it was enjoyed by the whole family.

- Writer's Voices - 20090828 - Catherine Clinton

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Catherine Clinton will be calling us all the way from Italy on Friday to talk with us about her new book, Mrs. Lincoln - A Life. Often brushed off as crazy, Mrs. Lincoln was actually a very accomplished woman, but who suffered a lot of tragedy. She was the first president's wife to be known as the "First Lady", and as a First Lady and wife of President Lincoln, she had a shaping influence on American History.

Catherine Clinton is also the author of Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, which was named as one of the best nonfiction books of 2004 by the Christian Science Monitor and the Chicago Tribune, as well as Fanny Kemble's Civil Wars.

Educated at Harvard, Sussex, and Princeton, she is a member of the advisory committee to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Bicentennial Commission, and holds a chair in U.S. history at Queen's University Belfast.

- Writer's Voices - 20090904 - Mary Gottschalk

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Please help Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana welcome Mary Gottschalk to Fairfield by tuning in to Writers' Voices this Friday at 1pm. Mary is coming in from Des Moines to be a live guest on KRUU and looking forward to exploring our Fair city. After 35 years and six career changes that took her to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Central America, Mary finished her first book, Sailing Down the Moonbeam. Today, Mary makes her living as a free lance writer and speaker. Her lectures cover topics such as career planning and the amazing things that can happen when you look at risk as a career management tool. Mary’s memoir is the tale of a New York career woman who decided there was more to life than high finance and a million frequent flier miles she would never have time to use. In what seemed like an outrageous risk at age 40, she and her investment banker husband left family, friends and careers behind in favor of seeing the world from the deck of a sailboat. The three-year journey took her through uncharted waters -- in her marriage and her career as well as on the ocean.

- Writer's Voices - 20090911 - Hugh Ferrer

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Hugh Ferrer will be at the KRUU station on Friday to talk with Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana on Writers’ Voices.

Hugh Ferrer is the associate director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. He earned an AB in Philosophy from Princeton University and an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has been with the IWP since 2001. For five years he was fiction editor of The Iowa Review, and is now working on his first novel.
The topic of Hugh Ferrer's lecture at University of Iowa Summer
Writers' Festival this year was “The Big, Silent Dialogue”. He has graciously agreed to come speak with us about his lecture and the dialogue between books. This should be a fascinating interview!

- Writer's Voices - 20091016 - Michelle Wildgen

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But Not For Long by Michelle Wildgen, tells the story of a sustainable-foods cooperative house going through some summer blackouts and gas shortages, forcing them out of their insular house and into the larger community. In a novel that is swift, slyly funny, and rich in atmosphere, But Not for Long reveals how a few tense days inside a small community show us who we are. You can listen to this interview at www.writersvoices.com

People Magazine says:

“An evocative look at the green movement that includes improbably interesting passages on everything from artisanal cheese caves to the joys of hunting for morels in a damp forest, But Not For Long is also a stirring meditation on modern angst and the meaning of selflessness.” —People Magazine

- Writer's Voices - 20091023 - Constantine Darling

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Over a span of 30 years, Constantine Darling has led intensive study groups exploring meditation, Gurjieffian philosophy, Chi Gong, deep sleep and dream recall, power dreaming and dream linking. Through nutrition, trance work, meditation and extensive breath work, he has helped many grateful participants uncover deeper layers of sleep, leading to transformative dream recall. He holds four black belts in martial arts, and has trained thousands of students in Chien Lung, a Chinese Martial Arts system. He has had a long career as a professional dancer, soloist, choreographer and artistic director, and teacher/studio owner. You can listen to the interview at www.writersvoices.com.

- Writer's Voices - 20091030 - Rick Hanson

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- Writer's Voices - 20091106 - David Simon

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Writers’ Voices and KRUU FM welcome Dr. David Simon, Chopra Center co-founder. Tune in this Friday, November 6, 1pm Central Time for this interview hosted by Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana.

Dr. David Simon is a board-certified neurologist and pioneer in the medical field. His personal mission is to facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine in the 21st century. Since he began his association with Deepak Chopra, M.D. in the 1980’s, Dr. Simon has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on effective and appropriate use of holistic health care practices, specifically ayurveda – the 5,000-year-old healing tradition of India.

- Writer's Voices - 20091113 - Stephen Covey

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Stephen Covey

Writers' Voices will be replaying our interview with Stephen Covey this Friday, January 1, at 1pm Central.

Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana talk with Dr. Stephen Covey about his rare visit to Fairfield to give a free lecture at the Sondheim Center on November 20, 2009. Dr. Covey wrote his latest book, “Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times” in response to our current economic situation. Dr. Covey’s previous book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," has been named the #1 most influential business book of the Twentieth Century.

- Writer's Voices - 20091123 - Hope Edelman

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Hope Edelman

The Possibility of Everything,examines how an otherwise mainstream mother finds herself making the rather unorthodox choice to take her three-year old daughter to Mayan healers in Belize. The Possibility of Everything chronicles the magical week in Central America that transformed Edelman from a person believing only in the visible and the "proven" to someone open to the idea of larger, unseen forces.

- Writer's Voices - 20091130 - Davd Daniels

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Dr. DanielsTune in at KRUUfm.com this Friday, November 27 at 1pm Central to hear Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn interview Dr. David Daniels about his updated and re-released book, The Essential Enneagram. Dr. Daniels is a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford Medical School. He is co-author of The Essential Enneagram with Virginia Price, PhD. In private practice for more than three decades, David has taught the enneagram system at Stanford University and internationally for 15 years.

- Writer's Voices - 20091204 - Patrick Ireland

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Patrick IrelanMonica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn will be speaking with Iowa writer Patrick Irelan about his collection of short stories entitled, Reruns. These stories will take you places you can’t ignore. Welcome to
a world of office anarchy, self-improvement fraud, and space aliens who live in silos. Observe an urban scene so ugly that it drives people into group therapy. Enroll in a correspondence course taught by a man who knows nothing about the subject matter. Sit in on a meeting of the Burning Desire Romance Writers. Apply for a job at the Ray of Hope Greeting Card Company. Join us now as we enter a cultural dreamland in which every day is just another televised rerun.

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Caryn Mirriam-GoldbergThe Sky Begins at Your Feet is an unforgettable cancer memoir by veteran writer and poet Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will be hosting Writers' Voices this Friday, December 11, at 1pm Central Time. Tune in at KRUUfm.com.

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the 2009-2011 Poet Laureate of Kansas, and a long-time transformative language artist. As a poet, fiction and non-fiction writer, teacher, mentor, and facilitator, she explores and celebrates how the spoken, written and sung word can help us live more meaningful and vibrant lives. Founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, where she teaches, she values social and personal transformation through the spoken, written and sung word.

- Writer's Voices - 20091218 - Janice Taylor

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Janice TaylorTune in to kruufm.com, Friday at 1pm Central to hear why Janice Taylor believes you can wake up New Years morning thinner than you are now! Janice is one of the country's leading health and wellness coaches, a weight-loss artist®, a motivational speaker, author, creator of the popular e-letter Our Lady of Weight Loss, the Kick in the Tush Club, and contributor to The Huffington Post, Today's Health & Wellness Magazine, intent.com and Beliefnet.com. She has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, NY Times, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Chicago Sun Times, LA Times, CNN.com, webMD.com, Fitness and Health magazine. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs across the country including Discovery Health and Naomi's New Morning on the Hallmark Channel.

- Writer's Voices - 20091225 - Steve Parker

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Tune into KRUUFM.com or 100.1 FM in Fairfield this Friday, January 8 at 1pm Central Time to hear Sherry Ellis talk about her new book, Now Write! Non-Fiction. This is an essential handbook for non-fiction writers, featuring the trusted personal writing exercises of today's masters of creative non-fiction, including Gay Talese, Reza Aslan, John Matteson, Tilar Mazzeo, and many more!

During the second half-hour of the show, we'll talk with John Sorflatten about the upcoming Fairfield Art Walk Film Expo, February 5-6. This will be Fairfield's 6th Annual celebration of Iowa film-making and script-writing. If you missed the interview, you can listen to it at Writersvoices.com

- Writer's Voices - 20100115 - Michael Gatesgill

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- Writer's Voices - 20090122 - Michael Murphy

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Writers' Voices welcomes Michael Murphy to the show. We will be discussing his books, "Murphy's Laws of the Inner Life" and "What the Animals Said to Me". "Murphy's Laws of the Inner Life" is both a memoir and an example of a writing technique that Michael teaches. He has taught writing at MIU and independently. Both of these books were wonderful reads and we are looking forward to getting to know Michael a little better in what promises to be an engaging interview. To find out more or join the conversation, check out our new website, writersvoices.com

- Writer's Voices - 20100122 - Michael Murphy

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Writers' Voices welcomes Michael Murphy to the show. We will be discussing his books, "Murphy's Laws of the Inner Life" and "What the Animals Said to Me". "Murphy's Laws of the Inner Life" is both a memoir and an example of a writing technique that Michael teaches. He has taught writing at MIU and independently. Both of these books were wonderful reads and we are looking forward to getting to know Michael a little better in what promises to be an engaging interview. To find out more or join the conversation, check out our new website, writersvoices.com

- Writer's Voices - 20100129 - Marisa Handler

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Marisa Handler Loyal to the SkyMarisa Handler, author of Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist is our guest on Writers' Voices this week. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will ask Marisa to tell about her fascinating journey from apartheid South Africa, to the U.S., to Israel, India, Nepal, Ecuador, Peru.  Not surprisingly, Marisa became deeply interested in social justice work during her travels, and this memoir takes a look at the social justice movement.  It's a riveting and educational read, that has received high praise.  Please join us for what promises to be an intriguing interview.

- Writer's Voices - 20100108 - Christine Arylo

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ChristineArylo

Author, coach, speaker, and self-love expert, Christine Arylo, is our next guest on Writers' Voices. In her book, Choosing Me Before We, she teaches that loving yourself first opens doors to finding the relationship, and the life that you truly want. In 2008, she launched "Madly in Love with Me", an international movement to inspire women and girls.  

Christine traded in her career helping to build brand images for companies like Gap, Visa, and Frito Lay, to help 21st Century women, who can now do anything and feel that they have to do everything.

Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will host this interview.

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Jill Esbaum

 

 

Our guest this week on Writers' Voices is Jill Esbaum, award winning picture book author and instructor for the Institute of Children's Literature.  She is also the Quad Cities Chair for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. 

Cheryl Johnson will be guest co-hosting the show and speaking during the last portion of the show about the upcoming Iowa Summer Writing Festival.  Now is the time to start registering for workshops, and Cheryl has the inside scoop!

- Writer's Voices - 20100226 - Jeff Klien

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Jeff KleinAs CEO and Activator of Working For Good, Jeff Klein produces collaborative, multi-sector Cause Alliance Marketing programs that drive social and environmental change, while addressing the business objectives of alliance partners. Jeff also co-founded Conscious Capitalism, Inc with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market.

- Writer's Voices - 20100305 - Robyn O'Brien

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Robyn ObrienWriters’ Voices welcomes Robyn O'Brien, who is being called "The Erin Brockovich of Food". A conservative Texan with an MBA, Robyn used to roll her eyes when finicky parents talked about their children's food allergies and special diets. When her own children started having severe allergy problems, she was catapulted into a research project that changed her life. In her book, The Unhealthy Truth, she lets us in on the secrets of GMO foods, the revolving door between the FDA and the food industry, and

- Writer's Voices - 20100312 - Michael Lineberger

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MichaeMichael Linenbergerl Linenberger is being called the "Efficiency Guru". He's a renowned speaker, teacher, and consultant, and author of four top-selling productivity books, including Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook, the #1 bestselling book on Microsoft Outlook for four years running.

His new Master Your Workday Now! Proven Strategies to Control Chaos, Create Outcomes & Connect Your Work to Who You Really Are focuses on managing email and task lists, maximizing productivity, and finding your "life's work". Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn are looking forward to welcoming Michael Linenberger this Friday at 1pm on KRUU.

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WickedIn a two-episode special event, Writers’ Voices unveils the makings of The Wizard of Oz and its prequel, Wicked, through biographers Evan Schwartz and Carol de Giere.

Tune in Friday, March 19 at 1pm Central (kruufm.com) to hear Evan Schwartz, author of Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story, reveal both the spiritual teachings and life experiences that inspired The Wizard of Oz. Involving a Swami from the 1893 World’s Fair and a real yellow brick road, this is a fascinating inside look into a creative work that has touched all our lives. You might even find yourself pondering, “Am I a good witch or a bad witch…or both?!”

- Writer's Voices - 20100326 - Carol de Giere

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Carol de GiereWriters' Voices continues the "Oz" theme started last week, with this interview with Fairfield-connected Carol de Giere, author of Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked. Carol interviewed Schwartz and his colleagues, friends, and family extensively for this book. She narrates his career from writing Godspell's score at age 23 to his phenomenal success with Wicked. She also covers his not-so-successful creative endeavors. Of interest to other artists and writers is the "Creativity Notes" that share insights about the artistic life.

- Writer's Voices - 20100402 - Diana Leaf Chritian

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- Writer's Voices - 20100409 - Sarah Prineas

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- Writer's Voices - 20100416 - Rick Jarow

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- Writer's Voices - 20100430 - Lucia Rene - Interview

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- Writer's Voices - 20100507 - Carol Fitzpatrick

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- Writer's Voices - 20100409 - Margaret Trost

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- Writer's Voices - 20100521 - Chunyi Lin

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- Writer's Voices - 20100528 - Elisha Goldstein

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- Writer's Voices - 20100611 - Helen Robertson

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- Writer's Voices - 20100716 - Zachary Jack

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- 20100731 - Writers' Voices - Steven & Reefka Schneider

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BorderlinesTune in to Writers' Voices this week for a live interview with former Iowan Steven Schneider and his wife Reefka, who will be discussing their new book, "Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives". This joint project pairs Reefka's portraits of people who live and work along the U.S.-Mexico border with Steven's bilingual poems that have been inspired by each of the drawings.

Steven Schneider's poems and essays have been published in journals such as Critical Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Tikkun, and The Literary Review.  He is the author of two books of poetry and a scholarly treatise on A.R. Ammons, and an editor of another.  Reefka Schneider  is one of the foremost artists of "la frontera," the binational region of the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas

- 20100827 - Writer's Voices - Amy Boesky

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Amy BoeskyMonica and Caroline welcome Boston College English professor Amy Boesky to Writers' Voices to discuss her memoir of new motherhood and the deep connections of sisters who grew up in the shadow of a family legacy of early death from cancer. This emotionally satisfying memoir shows us what it means to live in the moment when you live with the knowledge that your moments may be all too few. "What We Have" was published by Penguin Books.  Boesky was also one of the principal ghostwriters for the popular young adult series "Sweet Valley High."

Join us once again for an intimate conversation all about writing with a wonderful author.

- Writer's Voices - 20100903 - Dr. Eboo Patel

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Dr. Eboo PatelThis week Writer's Voices welcomes Dr. Eboo Patel, the founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core(IFYC), an organization dedicated to growing the global interfaith youth movement, to discuss his book "Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation", published by Beacon Press. The book tells of his life, work with the IFYC, and vision of making interfaith cooperation a social norm.

Dr. Patel served on President Obama’s Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, was named one of "America's Best Leaders 2009" by U.S. News & World Report, and has been a regular contrubitor to to the Washinton Post , National Public Radio, USA Today and CNN.

Martin Zucker discusses "Earthing"

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EarthingThe healing power of the earth is discussed on this week's Writers' Voices. Martin Zucker will share recent discoveries of the electric signal that the earth sends out that helps maintain health and governs our bodies intricate mechanisms. Topics that are the subject of Martin's book "Martin ZuckerEarthing:The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?". The book tells of how inflammation, stress, pain, fatigue, and poor sleep have been cured by, literally, staying in touch with the earth.

Martin Zucker, a former Associated Press foreign correspondent, has written a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles about health, nutrition, and fitness.

Don't miss this enlightening down to earth interview!

- Writer's Voices - 20101015 - Ari Berman

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Arianna Huffington & Ari Berman

Writers' Voices host Monica Hadley, along with special guest host Cheryl Fusco-Johnson, interview Ari Berman.

- Writer's Voices - 20130201 - Caty Titus - Pyaar

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For most writers, going from concept to finished product is a mostly solitary pursuit, and getting across the finish line is largely dependent on your own efforts.  With the sefl-publishing technology available today, you don't necessarily need anyone else in order to publish your work. But for a screenwriter, getting the script finished is only half the battle - if that.  What does it take to get a movie made?

Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices
as they talk to Caterina Titus, of www.rubystarproductions.com to learn more about the screenwriter's journey.  Caty is the co-writer of “Pyaar” - a social political feature film (with Stuart Tanner,) and romantic dramedy "Between Worlds" (with actor/director Ruben Pla.) Her goal is to create films that address the issues of globalization. For the last five years she has been developing a valuable network of contacts in the film industry as she focuses on getting her movies made.

- Writer's Voices - 20130222 - Paul Stokstad

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art this post-Valentine's season.  Paul Stokstad, writer, tennis pro, webmaster, marketing director and poet is here to talk love and tattoos with Writers' Voices host Monica Hadley.  Butterfuly Tattoo is Paul's third published book, and somewhat of a deprature from "How To Be Your Own Best Tennis Pro" and "How to Start Your Own Improv Comedy Group." 

- Writer's Voices - 20130315-Allen Cobb

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The Rules by Allen Cobb 

 

Allen Cobb returns to Writers' Voices this week to tell Monica and Caroline about his latest publishing venture - "The Rules for the game of life" - A novel, in which secrets are revealed.

According to Allen, "t's a little comical, a little cosmic, and hopefully a fun read. As many of you know, I've been collecting a strange set of "rules" — with tongue firmly in cheek — and I finally succumbed to repeated requests to "make them into a book." It quickly turned into an unexpected little novel, one which pretty much wrote itself. (Which is probably a Good Thing.)"

Allen is also a poet, a sound artist, and a publisher so no doubt this will be a far-ranging conversation on Writers' Voices!

- Writer's Voices - 20130405-Ron Louthan

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Unlikely Confederacy  When a pig, a frog, and a woodpecker set out on a three wheeled Harley bound for the ancient redwood forests of Big Sur so they can learn how to fly (a woodpecker who can't fly - what's that all about?), a lot can go wrong.It’s times like this when it’s good to have friends. Like Swami, a local surfer who hears your thoughts and changes his appearance at will; or Vashti, the ten thousand year old holy man; or Anansi, the shape shifting trickster; or Stokes, the ageless mountain man.  

"The Unlikely Confderacy of Hoggy, Froggy and Ernie" is hard to describe

Ron Louthan

 - a little bit "The Incredible Journey" and a little bit Tom Robbins, with a dash of Vedic storytelling thrown in.  Join us this week on Writers' Voices for the story behind the story, when Monica and Caroline interview Fairfield author Ron Louthan, a fourth generation California native who studied English Literature at the University of Oregon and UCLA and has managed to become a witty, original writer nevertheless.  "The Unlikely Conferacy" was published March 22, and Ron will be giving a reading at Revelatiions on Saturday, April 6. 

- Writer's Voices - 20130412-Pamela Peeke

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Dr. PeekeIf you're intrigued by new ideas; excited by in-depth conversation on consciousness; or inspired by visionary speakers who are thinking and doing outside the box -sometimes far outside - then the upcoming  (April 20) conference hosted by MUM, "Our Conscious Future" has probably caught your interest.

This Friday on Writers's Voices, join Monica and Caroline as they invite conference speaker, best-selling author, Discovery Health TV medical host and NIH medical researcher Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss the neuruological basis of food addiction.  Dr. Peeke's most recent book, "The Hunger Fix" provides a three stage detox and recovery plan for overeating and food addiction.

Dr. Peeke has also written columns and editorials for O, Prevention, Fitness and More magazines and is a regular health news commentator for national and cable networks.

- Writer's Voices - 20130419- Nancy Kennedy

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Miracles and Moments of Grace - Moms

 

 

Caroline and Monica welcome Nancy Kennedy, editor of the "Miracles and Moments of Grace" series back to Writers' Voices this week for an inspiring hour of stories from Moms.

Nancy's previous books include two others in the Miracles and Moments of Grace series - "Inspiring stories from Military Chaplains" and Caroline's favorite, "Inspiring Stories from Doctors" as well as a book of weight loss success stories "How We Did It."

If you are a Mom, have a Mom, or know a Mom - you will surely enjoy this interview.

- Writer's Voices - 20130426-Kevin Smokler

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Kevin Smokler

 

Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week for an English teacher's dream as we welcome Kevin Smokler, author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School."  Just released from Prometheus books, "Practical Classics" covers a lot of ground, from Shakespeare to "Huckleberry Finn,"  with stops along the way for "The Bell Jar," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and oh so much more.

And yes, Caroline was a high school Engilsh teacher (here at FHS).

Kevin Smokler has been called "a publishing visionary" by the Huffington Post.  His writing on the arts has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, and he was a recent guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation."

- Writer's Voices - 20130510-Marcy Luikart

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Marcy LuikartNot too long after she met her husband Ralph, author Marcy Luikart (formerly Woolf) helped him fulfill a lifelong dream of building a raft and floating down the Mississippi River.

Inspired by that journey, the former Fairfielder, now living in Santa Barbara, wrote "River Braids," the story of a former midwesterner who returns to his roots along the Mississippi River and discovers the real history behind the family story of his grandfather Joe on the 1904 Olympic rowing team.  The tale weaves back and forth between the modern day and the St. Louis Worlds' Fair and Olympics of 1904.

This is Marcy's second appearance on Writers' Voices. As one of our first guests, in 2006 Marcy discussed her success with getting stories published in literary magazines. "River Braids" is her first published novel.

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The Baby Companion

"The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey through Baby's First Year." Co-author Jessica Wolstenholm will be our guest. "The Baby Companion" is Jessica's follow-up to her 2011 book "The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood." This book takes us month by month through baby's first year, with information about infant development, baby care, and mommy care too! Jessica's two coauthors are Dr. Andrea Johnston, pediatrician, and Dr. Heather Rupe, OB/GYN.

- Writer's Voices - 20130524 - Rodney Charles

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Rodney Charles Many industries are being impacted by the rapid pace of technological change, but perhaps none more than the publishing industry.  Tune in to Writers' Voices this week to learn how these changes impact authors and readers, from Rodney Charles, founder of 1st World Publishing here in Fairfield.

1stWorld Publishing bridges the gap between the old and new publishing paradigms, allowing authors to maintain creative control over their books while gaining access to mainstream distribution channels and one of the highest royalties in the industry.

Listen in and learn about the breadth of publishing options now available to authors, how 1st World chooses books for publication, what is expected from the author, how the books are marketed and sold, how the book business works in 2013; and what changes are on the horizon.

- Writer's Voices - 20130531- Dr. Robert Watson

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Dr. Robert Watson

If you are a history buff or political junkie, this show is for you. Our guest this week on Writers' Voices, Dr. Robert Watson, has been a professor for 22 years and written over 30 books, two encyclopedia sets and more than 150 book chapters, articles and essays on politics and American History. He has offered political analysis on all the major cable news networks and even appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Dr. Watson is also a newspaper columnist and blogs on Huffington Post.

Watson's latest book, "Affairs of State" divulges secrets and scandals from 1789 to 1900 in the White House. Compared to more recent Presidential scandals - well, as they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

We will also be discussing "Lincoln's Enduring Legacy", edited by Watson and two colleagues in 2011. 

 

- Writer's Voices - 20130607 - Katie Ganshert

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Katie GanshertA couple of months ago, a good friend whom I rarely get to talk to posted this on Facebook: "JUST GOT MY COPY OF HER SECOND BOOK..I'M READY TO READ! anybody else???"  Of course I had to check out "Wishing on Willows" by Katie Ganshert, and when I saw that she is an Iowa author who sets her books in a small Iowa town, I knew we had to get her on Writers' Voices.  

So Cherlyn - this one's for you!  Hope you can listen in this Friday!

- Writer's Voices - 20130614-David Bedrick

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David Bedrick Mainstream medicine tends to focus on treating symptoms of illness, often quite  successfully, but many people have turned to alternative medicine to address the root causes of disease.  Similarly, mainstream psychology tends to treat unwanted behaviors, feelings and beliefs as symptoms of an illness, and success in treatment is measured by the ability to alleviate the symptoms. Talking Back

Instead, what if we ask:  what is your psyche trying to tell you?  David Bedrick, author of “Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology” proposes that a love-based approach that looks beneath the symptoms can yield some surprising answers.  Join Monica and Caroline with the author this week on Writers’ Voices on KRUU 100.1 FM at 1 pm Friday, June 14 and 8 am on Monday June 17 to learn more.

- Writer's Voices - 20130628 - Elizabeth Benedict

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What my mother gave me Elizabeth Benedict, this week's guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline, lives in a writers' world.  She is a celebrated novelist, sought-after teacher and writing coach, and the editor of New York Times' bestselling anthologies. She published a classic book on writing, and her essays and articles have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Huffington Post, to the New York Times.

"What My Mother Gave Me" from Algonquin Press, is an insightful, moving collection of essays about the gifts women writers received from their mothers.  Learn what inspired this collection and how an anthology like this comes together.

- Writer's Voices - 20130712 - George A. Ellis

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Symphony of SilenceTune in to Writers' Voices this week for the first of two programs on "A Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision," an intimate portrait of some of the pioneers of the Transcendenal Meditation movement.  Today's guests are George A. Ellis, the author of "A Symphony of Silence" who introduced TM into Folsom Prison and other correctional institutions around the world, and his wife, Dominique Ellis, whose influence on this book is obvious in the attention devoted to the feminine and to world cultures.  

Yes, "A Symphony of Silence" is about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, but even more it is the stories of individual lives, and the impact that practicing TM had on the people that Ellis interviewed, from hardened convicts to loving families, from government officials to elderly nuns.  These stories cover almost every facet of human experience, from the mundane to the sublime.  

- Writer's Voices - 20130802

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Monica Hadley interviews author Rudy Wilson on his book The Red Truck.

- Writer's Voices - 20130816 - John Kremer

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John KremerBook Marketing expert John Kremer returns to Fairfield, at least in spirit, this week on Writers' Voices.  Monica took a workshop from him more than 20 years ago, and still has the 1990 version (third edition) of his book, "1001 Ways to Market Your Books," which is now in its sixth Edition.  

Monica and Caroline will be speaking with John about how book marketing has changed over that time span, how he became a book marketing expert, the pros and cons of self-publishing versus finding a traditional publisher, the role of agents in today's publishing world, and what impact the internet has had on the business of selling books.

Writers' Voices has also had a request from a listener to find out what Writers' Groups are operating in Fairfield and if any are open to new members, or to put people together to form a new group.  We will do a show on writers' groups in the near future - in the meantime, we'd love to hear from you if you are a member of a group - please email Monica at show@writersvoices.com.

- Writer's Voices - 20130823- Norman Rosenthal

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The Gift of AdversityJoin Monica and Caroline this week as we welcome Dr. Norman Rosenthal back to Writers' Voices.  Throughout his storied career as a research psychiatrist, Dr. Rosenthal has searched outside the box for ways to help people struggling with depression and other mood disorders.  This search led him to diagnose and name seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and develop light therapy as a wonderfully effective treatment while at the National Institute of Mental Health.  He went on to write several books that brought alternative, non-pharmaceutical treatments straight into public awareness, including "Winter Blues," "St. John's Wort:The Herbal Way to Feeling Good," and, most recently, the New York Times bestseller, "Transcendence," which explores the power of Transcendental Meditation in healing and transformation.

In his new book, "The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks and Imperfections," Dr. Rosenthal shares personal stories of adversity, as well as case studies and lessons he has learned from his heroes. Less scientific than his previous books, "The Gift of Adversity" is part memoir, part inspiration, and thoroughly enjoyable to read.

- Writer's Voices - 20130830-Steven Verney

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Best of All Possible WorldsMonica and Caroline are delighted to welcome first-time novelist and former MIU student B. Steven Verney to KRUU and Writers' Voices, as he returns to Fairfield from his home in Massachusetts to join in the festivities of the MUM Literature Reunion being held this weekend, August 30 - September 2.

In "The Best of All Possible Worlds," just published this month, Verney combines story-telling, philosophy, and the history of the TM movement into a unique and engaging novel.  Anyone who attended TM teacher training courses in Switzerland or learned to meditate at Amherst in the early 70's may just recognize pieces of their own personal history in this novel, while younger meditators, and even non-meditators with with no connection to those events, will get a much deeper perspective of what all the fuss was about.

- Writer's Voices - 20130906-Allen Ross

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Allen RossFairfield author and counselor Allen Ross joins Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week to talk about his new book "Couples Who Argue:  A Guide to Fire Prevention."  Although geared towards couples, this book is really applicable to anyone who wants to eliminate anger and build self-esteem.  Drawing on his 34 years of experience working with anger-related issues, Allen provides clear insight into the sources of internal criticism, the many ways criticism manifests, and how it leads to anger and argument. Then, in short and easy to understand chapters, he provides techniques for eliminating arguments and resolving issues. 

- Writer's Voices - 20140725 - Shaun Usher

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Letters of NoteIf you have been listening to Writers' Voices awhile, you probably know that co-host Caroline Kilbourn is single-handedly attempting to keep alive the lost art of letter-writing. You know, the kind written on paper (often by hand, with a pen), and actdually mailed?  with a stamp?  Well, perhaps not single-handedly, since the people she writes to often write back!

Shaun UsherAnd there's also Shaun Usher, whose belief in "the importance and unrivalled charm of old-fashioned correspondence" led him to start a website in 2009 called lettersofnote.com. There are currently over 900 "letters, postcards,telegrams, faxes and memos" featured on the site, written by people both famous and ordinary. From this intriguing archive, Usher selected more than 125 letters to feature in this beautifully designed anthology.  As one critic wrote, this books is "the literary equivalent of a box of chocolates - bite-sized and pure addictive pleasure."

Join us this week on Writers' Voices to learn how Usher finds the letters, how he chose which ones to include in the book, and the process of creating such a beautiful work of literary history.

- Writer's Voices - 20141010-Meg Wolitzer

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Monicah interviews Meg Wolitzer

- Writer's Voices - 20141031-Micheal Morgan

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BodyEnergy LongevityWriters' Voices is pleased to welcome Fairfield therapist and author Michael Morgan, LMT, CST-D this week to talk about his new book, "The BodyEnergy Longevity Prescription: How CranioSacral Therapy Helps Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia While Improving Your Quality of Life." 

Morgan has been an instructor of CranioSacral Therapy for the Upledger Institute for over 16 years.  Recently he has focused on the application of CranioSacral therapy to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, developing classes for therapists, laypersons and advanced practitioners.  As part of his ongoing research on aging, Morgan specializes in inflammatory processes that affect the body and brain, and the role of the immune system.

Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices as we learn about the latest advances in this area of treatment.

- Writer's Voices - 2014-Chris Baty

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No Plot No ProblemThis week's guest on Writers' Voices "accidentally" founded National Novel Writing Month in 1999.  Through this annual web-based motivational program for writers (which takes place every November), as well as teaching at Chris BatyStanford University's Writers' Studio and around the world, Chris Baty has inspired hundreds of thousands of would-be novelists.

In his new book, "No Plot? No Problem!" Baty provides pep talks, exercises to define characters and plot, and methods for maximizing creativity and output, all with the goal of helping you write a novel in a month.

Join Monica and Caroline as we discover the story behind NaNoWriMo, and what keeps it going. Maybe you'll get inspired to write a novel this month!