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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

 

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