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Mar 21, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Anne Hillerman

Anne Hillerman is best known for her Leaphorn and Chee detective novels which take place predominantly on the vast Navajo Nation that spans four states including New Mexiico. She walks in the moccasins of her late father, best-selling author Tony Hillerman.

Her new book is CAVE OF BONES-  a decective  mystery staring Bernadette Manuelito. along with Lt. Joe Leaphorn, and Jim Chee .

Anne Hillerman was deep into the writing life before she took up the pen to channel police adventures first created by her father.

She worked as the editorial page editor for both the New Mexican and the Journal North. Before that she worked as an award-winning  reporter in print, , in radio and in TV.

Mar 14, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Phill Casaus

Phill Casaus  is editor-in-chief of the Santa Fe New Mexican- The capital city's daily paper. He has been a journalist for more than 30 years.

Casaus tarted as a stringer for the Bisbee Arizona Daily Review when he was in middle school, going on to get a job as a stringer in the Albuquerque Journal sports department. Casaus spent many years as a sportswriter with the Albuquerque Journal before taking over the city desk.

During his long career as a journalist, Casaus also worked at the Albuquerque Tribune- the city's afternoon paper before it closed. He was senior editor for local news forThe Rocky Mountian News in Denver.

Nine years ago, he moved back to New Mexico to take over as executive director of the Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation. Then in September 2017, Casaus came back to the news as editor-in-chief of the New Mexican.

 

Mar 8, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Martin Puchner

 

MARTIN PUCHNER is the author of more than a dozen books, and anthologies and more than sixty articles and essays. His subjects range from philosophy to theater to world literature.

Which brings us to his latest book , THE WRITTEN WORLD, THE POWER OF STORIES TO SHAPE PEOPLE, HISTORY, CIVILIZATION.  This book traces the technologies that have made literature possible. Going back thousands of years Puchner pursues the fascinating story of how people write, how people read, how people spread the word. And how that process not only reflects civilization, but also shapes it.

Puchner grew up in Germany, England and the US. From an early age he studied Latin, French and English. He became fascinated by the puzzle that is language- adding the study of Greek, Hebrew and Yiddish to the mix.  He has taught in many countries traversing the globe from Brazil to Beirut, from China to Norway.

Puchner currentlyTeaches at Harvard- before that, Columbia University and Cornell. He joins us by phone from New York City where he is spending the year at the New York Public Library researching his next book..

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