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For people who read, for people who write, for people who want to publish, or for people who are just curious…What do writers think? What do writers really do? Find out – listen to THE LAST WORD: Conversations with Writers every Wednesday at 4 pm with host, Abigail Adler
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Oct 11, 2017

KSFR FM 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Jennet Conant

Jennet Conant was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Asia and the United States--- in Cambridge Massachusetts.  Conant is a distinguished historian and author of non-fiction books about World War II and it's aftermath. She is the author of 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos,  The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington and A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS. Conant's latest book, just out this year is, Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist. James B. Conant, the author's grandfather, was a brilliant chemist, President of Harvard University and advisor to Presidents.

Four of her books have been on the NY Times Best Seller List.

Conant earned  bachelors degree in Political Theory and philosophy as well as a masters in journalism.  While a grad student at Columbia University, she was hired by Newsweek magazine and wound up working there for 7 years. Then for the next ten years Conant worked as a writer for Vanity Fair, Esquire and The New York Times.

 

 

Oct 4, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson is an award winning screenwriter, director and producer. His name appears in the credits of such iconic TV series as Northern Exposures, LA Law and Monk. He has won an Emmy, an Emmy Nomination, the  Director's Guild award for Best Dramatic TV Director and a Writers Guild of America award for best original screenplay… and many more awards in his field.

After being admitted to law school but deciding not to go and a stint in the Marine Corps Reserves, Thompson decided that his destiny lay in the film business. He was accepted at UCLA film school with the intention of making documentaries which he did. He also made a short experimental film, SWLA, which is still an underground  cult classic.

His big break came at age 23  when he wrote the screenplay for "Hearts of the West". It was made into a film starring Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith and Blythe Danner.

Thompson now lives on his ranch in Northern NM where he is deep into writing his first work of fiction… a trilogy

 

Sep 27, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Dr. Rob Tenery

For Rob Tenery, medicine is in his blood.  He is a third generation physician.  His grandfather arrived in Texas on horseback 100 years ago and made history by opening the first hospital in a small Texas town and then in the 1950s desegregating it. His father and grandfather often worked 100 hour weeks… medicine was their life.

Rob Tenery took a slightly different path and became an opthamologist with somewhat regular business hours.  This left him time to become active in local and national political-medical organizations. For 8 years he wrote a monthly column for American Medical News.

Since then, Dr. Tenery has written four books about the medical profession and it's current state in the US. - Those books include: Dr. Mayo's Boy, A Century of American Medicine, Bedside Manners: A Compendium of Physician Relationships..

Now Dr. Tenery has put his knowledge of medicine to use writing fiction. His latest book- Insurrection, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue- is a medical- political thriller.

Sep 20, 2017

KSFR Radio 101.1 FM Santa Fe NM

Producer and host: Abigail Adler

Guest: William deBuys

William Debuys -  renowned author, environmental activist and advocate for wild lands-  has a new book out- FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A Reader's Journey to Iconic Places of the American Southwest.

It's written with David Weber- who originally came up with the idea for the book and began extensive research for it in 2004 before he passed away.

DeBuys is the author of nine books. All of them have received critical acclaim and awards.

Debuys has a small farm in Northern New Mexico ---where he lives and walks the land and writes

Sep 13, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Bob Puglisi

BOB PUGLISI'S  career has taken some wild swings from computer programmer and technical writer for major IT corporations to ---actor, screenwriter and author. He even did a 15 year stint as a librarian at the Old Rock Library in Crested Butte, Colorado.  He now lives in Santa Fe, NM    

He published his first novel, RAILWAY AVENUE in 2013. In 2000, he received a fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts for his screenplay BIG WHITE BONNEVILLE. He recently adapted that screenplay into a novel entitled, MIDNIGHT AUTO SUPPLY.

Several years ago, he completed a memoir, ALMOST A WISEGUY, about a friend’s life in the Mafia.  That project evolved into a podcast titled, MOBSHOT. It was later released as an audio book to rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly.

 

 

Aug 16, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: James Petersen

JAMES R. PETERSEN, Senior Staff Writer and Editor and Advisor for Playboy Magazine for 40 years writes about, well, everything that interests him. In addition to his "daytime job" at Playboy, Petersen has written for dozens of magazines including Outside Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Parenting, Cowboys and Indians, The Chicago Tribune and the New York Times. He is the author of 4 books of non-fiction including The Guide to Ultimate Skiing . His subjects range from Sports to Family Travel to accounts of his death-defying motorcycle rides across several continents (see: The Long Road). Petersen continues to work as a freelance writer. He also currently teaches graduate courses in writing at Northwestern University.


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Aug 9, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: James Petersen

JAMES R. PETERSEN, Senior Staff Writer and Editor and Advisor for Playboy Magazine for 40 years writes about, well, everything that interests him. In addition to his "daytime job" at Playboy, Petersen has written for dozens of magazines including Outside Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Parenting, Cowboys and Indians, The Chicago Tribune and the New York Times. He is the author of 4 books of non-fiction including The Guide to Ultimate Skiing . His subjects range from Sports to Family Travel to accounts of his death-defying motorcycle rides across several continents (see: The Long Road). Petersen continues to work as a freelance writer. He also currently teaches graduate courses in writing at Northwestern University.

 

Aug 2, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: NM Senator Bill O'Neill

 

Bill O'Neill is a New Mexico State Senator. He has been Executive Director of the NM Juvenile Parole Board, Dismas House. He has been an Ivy League record-holding football player   And he is a Poet.

It's all in his new book- Freedom Of The Ignored

The poems were inspired by the rough-and-tumble boys and girls club that is the NM Legislature- and by O'Neill's personal relationships.  Many of the poems have previously appeared well known Literary magazines. O'Neill frequently writes opinion pieces for the Santa Fe new Mexican and The Albuquerque Journal

 

Jul 26, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Michael Wallis

Michael Wallis is an author and reporter. He is perhaps best known as a historian and biographer of the American West. He has published 18 books including three about the original highway west- Route 66. 

His articles have appeared in hundreds of national and international magazines and newspapers, including Time, Life, People, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Wallis has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and was also a nominee for the National Book Award.

You may recognize his voice… because Wallis has a parallel career voicing documentary films. He is also the voice of -  "The Sherif of Radiator Springs in the popular animated CARS 1, 2 and 3 movies. 

His latest book, just published — The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny.

Jul 19, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: T. Jackson King

T. Jackson King began reading Science Fiction in 4th grade. By the time he was 38 he discovered that he had read all the Human-Alien first contact or encounter novels in his local library. So King decided to write his own. He has since published 27 books of Science Fiction and one book of poetry. Some of his titles include: STELLAR ASSASSIN, ESCAPE FROM ALIENS, EARTH VS. ALIENS. King has an masters degree in archeology which comes through in his books. He worked as a federal archeologist and newspaper journalist. Eventually, the success of his Science Fiction books allowed him to settle down to writing full time.

His latest book is BATTLESTAR. It is the first novel in his new StarFlight series.

 

Jul 12, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Christopher Merrill

Christopher Merrill is director of the prestigious International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.  In that capacity, he has undertaken cultural diplomacy missions to more than 50 countries.

Merrill is the Author of six works of non fiction. He has published six collections of poetry, including Brilliant Water  and Watch Fire  for which he received an Award from the Academy of American Poets.  His writings have been translated into 40 languages  As a journalist, Merrill's articles  appear in numerous publications. His many honors include a knighthood in arts and letters from the French government.For ten years Merrill was the book critic for the daily PRI radio news program The World.

His new book- just out is- SELF-PORTRAIT WITH DOGWOOD. A different kind of memoir.

 

 

Jul 5, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Joy Jones

Joy Jones is the author of four books- her latest, is The Last Madam: A legend of the Texas Chicken Ranch -  about an infamous brothel that operated near La Grange Texas from 1905-1973. This book is historical fiction- a lot of fact and with some fiction filling in the empty spaces. Professionally, Dr. Jones is a retired teacher with more than 30 years of experience in Texas and New Mexico public classrooms. She holds a masters degree in Educational Leadership and a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology.

 

Jun 28, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Janie Chodosh

Chodosh has a deep interest in natural history- and that comes out in her writing. Her new book , co-authored with Lori Robinson -  WILD LIVES Interviews with  Leading Conservationists:  On The Animals And The Planet They Love profiles twenty super-human conservationists who are determined to save the world. Chodosh worked at Yosemite National Park as a naturalist. She then moved to New Mexico to become the state Education Director for the Audobon Society. She is now a full time writer. 

Chodosh is also the author of a series of mysteries for teens. The first two books already out are Death Spiral and Code Red.

 

 

Jun 21, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Dorothy Massey

 

DOROTHY MASSEY is the owner of Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe NM. For many years, Collected Works has been known as a gathering place for writers as well as readers.  The bookstore sponsors many readings and other supportive services for writers. The Iconik Coffee Shop provides a cozy hangout area inside the store.

Jun 14, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Ana Matiella

ANA MATIELLA writes about what she knows and, she knows people --starting with people in her family. Matiella has two books of memoir-  the latest - Las Madrinas  published in 2016, and her first book, The Truth About Alicia and Other Stories. As part of her daytime job,  Matiella  pioneered the use of fotonovellas to educate people about pressing health issues like HIV and Diabeties.  Matiiella writes in English and Spanish… which makes sense because she grew up in the border town of Nogales. She has also been a political columnist for tht Santa Fe New Mexican for 10 years.

Jun 7, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Sallie Bingham

Sallie Bingham is a writer, feminist activist, and philanthropist. Bingham’s first novel was published by Houghton Mifflin several years after she graduated from college.  It was followed by four collections of short stories.  She has also published six additional novels, three collections of poetry, numerous plays (produced off-Broadway and regionally), and the well-known family memoir, Passion and Prejudice. Her most recent book, published in 2014, is The Blue Box: Three Lives In Letters- about her mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother.

May 31, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: John Feffer

John Feffer is a foreign policy expert… an author and currently, director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy StudiesHis many articles have been published in the NY Times and Washington Post among others. He has written 6 books including, Shock Waves - Eastern Europe After the Revolutions, Crusade 2.0 - The West's Resurgent War on Islam, and Beyond Detente: Soviet Foreign Policy and US Options. He has also written 2 novels. His most recent book is the dystopian novel, Splinterlands  set in the year 2050.  

May 24, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Susan Gardner

Susan Gardner is the founder and literary editor for Red Mountain Press-  a publishing company based in Santa Fe, NM. In that capacity, she has published the work of 34 authors. Gardner is also a poet, writer, and photographer. Gardner, herself,  has written six books of poetry and a memoir- Drawing The Line- A Passionate Life. This year Red Mountain Press celebrates its 10th year publishing literature.

May 17, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Alan Louis Kishbaugh

Author, Alan Louis Kishbaugh has just published thirty years of intimate letter exchanges with Frank Waters- The Taos author of The Book Of The Hopi and The Man Who Killed The Deer.

Kishbaugh's new book is Deep Waters: Frank Waters Remembered in Letters & Commentary.

The letters and commentary chronicle their friendship, their shared passion for the environment and the challenges of the writer's life. In the Late 1960s, Alan Kishbaugh headed up the Western operations for Farrar, Straus & Giroux,  a publisher known for literary books whose authors won many awards including Pulitzer Prizes.

 

 

May 10, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Julia Goldberg

Julia Goldberg has been a professional journalist for more than 20 years. Her book, just out, Inside Story: Everyone's Guide to Reporting and Writing Creative Non-Fiction. It's the inside scoop on how to do it all. Goldberg started out reporting for the Rio Grande Sun - published in Espanola, NM. She reported for the Santa Fe Reporter for 4 years and then went on to be the editor from 2000 until 2011. During that  time the paper won dozens of national awards. Goldberg is the nonfiction editor for the literary website, The Nervous Breakdown. She also hosted her own radio show on KVSF, Santa Fe.

 

May 3, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero is a #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, success coach and motivational speaker… and she's not afraid to do it all in the first person. Sincero's latest book is You Are A Badass At Making Money  -Mastering The Mindset of Wealth. This is the second book in Sincero's series of self-help books. Jen Sincero brings her badass attitude and up-front advice to all her subjects. Her other books include, Don't Sleep With Your Drummer and You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.

 

 

Apr 26, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Anne Hillerman

Anne Hillerman is best known for her Leaphorn and Chee detective novels which take place mainly on the vast Navajo Nation. Walking in the moccasins of her father, Tony Hillerman, she continues the popular series with her third novel- The Song Of The Lion. Anne Hillerman has worked as the editorial page editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Journal North. She has also worked as a reporter in print, radio and television.

Apr 19, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM - SANTA FE, NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: George Johnson

George Johnson is a writer who works from his house on the historic east side of Santa fe in the shadow of Talaya Peak… However,  he is thinking about the vast experience of modern science and beyond. Johnson has written about science for the New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, Slate, Scientific American, Wired, The Atlantic, and other publications. He is the author of nine books, including The Cancer Chronicles and The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments.  Johnson is cofounder and codirector of the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop

Apr 12, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Juliana Brenner

Juliana Brenner is a staff writer for Generation Next, a page dedicated to teens which appears in the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper every Friday. Brenner 's articles tackle issues on the minds of Santa Fe teens-- difficult subjects like - "The Psyche of a Runaway", "The Dangers of hitting 'Send'",  and "The Science of Study". Brenner, is currently a senior at Desert Academy in Santa Fe, where she started the first newspaper at the school and since then has served as Editor-in-Chief.  Brenner has also published poems and short stories in her school literary magazine.

 

 

Apr 5, 2017

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison almost single-handedly began the gourmet vegetarian revolution that began in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s. She is the author of 14 cookbooks. The newest one,  just out, is In My Kitchen- A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes. Madison began her career as the cook at the San Francisco Zen Center and Tassajara. She then opened the famous Greens restaurant in 1979. In 2016, Madison was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame.

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