Archive of Writers' Voices

- 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 - 20100115 - Michael Gatesgill

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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 - 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.

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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 - 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.

- 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

- Writers' Voices - 20091009 - Mariel Hemingway

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Rudy Wilson, "The Red Truck"

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The Red TruckMonica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana speak with Fairfield's own Rudy Wilson about his book, Sonja's Blue, a collection of short stories, many of which have been published in journals or are excerpted from his novels.

Rudy Wilson, author of four books, best known for THE RED TRUCK, has an MFA in English/Fiction Writing, from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, where he was a manuscript reader for admissions to the prestigious graduate writing program. He taught Fiction Writing Workshops there for one year, on a Teaching-Writing Fellowship.

Wilson has received a James Michener Fellowship, a CCLM-GE Award for Fiction published in THE PARIS REVIEW, and an NEA Fellowship for Fiction, in 1989.

Wilson has appeared in Gordon Lish's QUARTERLY, and has three stories in the Winter '94 Indiana Review.

- Writers' Voices - 20090914 - Hugh Ferrer

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- 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

Gary Douglas and Dain Heer on Writers' Voices

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Talk to the Animals

Join us on Writers' Voices this week as we talk with Gary Douglas and Dain Heer, founder and partner in Access Energy Transformation work. We will be discussing their book, Talk to the Animals, a primer on using Access work to intuitively communicate with animals. Filled with amazing stories of successful healing and dramatic improvements in relationships with animals, this book was a fascinating read, and represents a unique approach in the world of animal communication. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn host this weeks' episode of Writers' Voices.

Kevin Roose on Writers' Voices

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Kevin RooseWhat would happen if a student at one of America’s most secular colleges spent a semester at Reverend Jerry Falwell’s “Bible Boot Camp” for young evangelicals?

The Unlikely Disciple answers that question, following Brown University sophomore Kevin Roose during his semester as a new transfer student at Liberty University, the world’s largest evangelical Christian college.

Hoping to connect with his conservative Christian peers, Roose leaps across the God Divide and embeds himself among Liberty’s 10,000 undergraduates, who call themselves “Champions for Christ.” At Liberty, he sings in Rev. Falwell’s church choir, takes classes like Evangelism 101, and makes surprising discoveries about the true nature of America’s culture war.

The chronicle of Roose’s journey is timely, hilarious, and thought-provoking, and will inspire and entertain believers and non-believers alike.

Mary Foster and Alan Gompers on Writers' Voices

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Mary FosterTwo guests on Writers' Voices this week will talk about Alan Gompersspiritual freedom.

Mary Foster from 1 to 1:30 will talk about her contribution to Thank God I, book 2. This is a book with stories of finding gratitude for painful experiences. Book 1 was a best seller and Book 2 has been eagerly anticipated. Mary will be doing a book signing at Revelations on Sunday June 7 at 1pm along with Thomas Gates who is a contributing author to books 1 and 2.

Ellen Greene on Writers' Voices

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Ellen Greene

For twenty years, Ellen Greene kept a running list of the thoughtful, funny, touching things that her husband said and did. She wrote them down secretly, and each Valentines Day, he would find pages from her "Sweet Things List" tucked inside a card.

In this beautiful tribute to a man and a marriage, Greene intersperses selections from her "Sweet Things List" with recollections from their years together. Heartrending and frank, this unabashed love story tells of selfless acts and shared adventures, as it reminds us once again to pay attention to the goodness in our lives and our relationships.

Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn host this week's episode of Writers' Voices with Ellen Greene talking about her book, "Remember the Sweet Things".

Maximum Security author Alan Gompers on Writers' Voices

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Maximum SecurityAlan Gompers, author of Maximum Security - The True Meaning of Freedom, will be our guest on Writers' Voices this Friday, May 22, at 1pm.

Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montanab will take a look inside this profound book about a man whose search for worldly security landed him in prison where he discovered real security and freedom through meditation and the teachings of Swami Muktananda.

He takes us on his journey with him through high finance, selling drugs, navigating the dangerous waters of prison, and finding unshakable peace. A former con-man, in this book he describes a spiritual awakining, profound insights, and inner peace with clarity that can't be faked.

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