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May 30, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Tracy Fessenden

Billie Holiday… the iconic blues singer and unique blues interpreter. Much has been written about her life, her music, her addictions and her early death.  Now, a new book by Tracy Fessenden - just out - traces an unexpected influence of Catholicism on her music. The title: Religion Around Billie Holiday.  Tracy Fessenden is a professor of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, at Arizona State University. Fessenden earned a bachelors degree in English from Yale and then a PhD in religious studies from the University of Virginia.  She began her teaching career at Millsaps College in Jackson Mississippi before going on to teach at Arizona State.

Tracy Fessenden has published numerous articles and essays in noted literary, religious and academic publications including  American Literary HistoryReligion & Politics, a special issue of Religion.  She published her  first book in 2007: Culture and Redemption: Religion, the Secular, and American Literature

May 23, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

PRODUCER AND HOST: ABIGAIL ADLER

GUEST: LARRY TYE

Larry Tye is a bestselling author whose most recent book is a biography of Robert F. Kennedy, the former attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon explores RFK’s surprising involvement with Joe McCarthy and the communist-hunters of the 1950s.Tye goes on to trace Kennedy's journey to becoming a champion of racial equality and working people..
Tye is known to many as an award-winning reporter at The Boston Globe-from the mid 1980s until 2001. Before that, he worked for The Courier Journal in Lousiville and the Anniston Star in Alabama.

He had the opportunity to cover the medicine beat for the Boston Globe and went on to run the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship. The fellowship trains a dozen medical journalists a year from newspapers,radio stations, and TV outlets nationwide.

Tye's books include The Father of Spin, Riding the Rails, Satchel and Superman.

Tye- graduated from Brown University and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He has taught journalism at Boston University, Northeastern, and Tufts.

May 16, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Mary Morris

MARY MORRIS lives in Brooklyn… however her latest novel takes place in northern New Mexico. Gateway to the Moon weaves a story through time and space… from Spain in the 15th century to 20th century New Mexico and Miguel Torres - a young man itching to leave the tiny village of Entrada .

Mary Morris has published many novels and collections of short stories as well as memoir. She has held teaching positions at Princeton, University of California at Irvine and Sarah Lawrence where she has held a tenured position since 1997.

Morris is the author of numerous works of fiction, including the novels The Jazz Palace, A Mother's Love, and House Arrest. Morris's non-fiction work includes the travel memoir classic Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone.

During her writing career she has received many awards.

Mary Morris lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

May 9, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Craig Childs

Craig Childs walks in the footsteps of the earliest people who wandered onto this continent 20,000 years ago. He follows ancient migration routes with his whole body, mind and heart.

In this new book, ATLAS OF A LOST WORLD: TRAVELS IN ICE AGE AMERICA Childs, himself attempts- as near as possible t-o actually travel in the Ice Age.

Craig Childs has published more than a dozen books of adventure, wilderness, and science. He has won many prizes for his explorations and books.

He is contributing editor at Adventure Journal Quarterly, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, and Outside.

Childs has a B.A. in Journalism from CU Boulder with a minor in Women's Studies, and from Prescott College, an M.A. in Desert Studies. He is an occasional commentator for NPRs Morning Edition, he teaches writing at University of Alaska in Anchorage and at Southern New Hampshire University.

He lives off the grid in Western Colorado

May 3, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Cherie Burns

Cherie Burns picks her subjects out of pure passion.  Burns is the author of four books, in addition to many articles and interviews. Her latest book, Diving For Starfish, is the story of one of the most admired and coveted pieces of fine jewelry in modern history-- the Boivin Starfish. The book is a journey through the all-but-secret world of outrageously expensive fabulous jewelry makers, merchants and their customers.

Burns is an investigative journalist.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, People, Glamour, Sports Illustrated, and other publications. She now lives primarily in Taos, New Mexico and Nantucket.

Her books include Searching for Beauty—The Life of Millicent Rogers  - The Great Hurricane: 1938 and Step-Motherhood. 

 

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