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Now displaying: June, 2019
Jun 26, 2019

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Erica Elliott

In her new book, MEDICINE AND MIRACLES IN THE HIGH DESERT: My Life Among The Navajo People, Erica Elliott tells us about the deep dive she took into the Navajo culture. She reveals her profound experiences on the Navajo Resevation ---with the people, animals and spirits of the legendary, remote, Canyon de Chelley.

Before all that, Erica Elliott had an international childhood. She began her schooling in England, graduated from high school in Germany and studied art history in Italy. She earned a bachelors degree from Antioch College. She then spent a year in Switzerland, a year teaching at a boarding school on the Navajo Reservation,  and a year in Peace Corps in Ecuador.  Elliott lead an all-woman's expedition to the top of Denali in Alaska.

After all that, she finished a medical degree at the University of Colorado Medical School and began practicing medicine in Cuba NM. She opened her own private practice in Santa Fe, NM where she is known as “The Health Detective.” She specializes in treating mysterious and difficult-to-diagnose illnesses.

Jun 19, 2019

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Mary Miller

Biloxi, Mississippi- a city on the Gulf Coast, in the heart of the deep South. Now, it's a new book-  BILOXI , by Author Mary Miller. BILOXI is about a forlorn 63 year old man whose wife has left him, who quit his job in expectation of an inheritance, a man who is a bit confused with his life and how he got there.  Then he meets a dog and things change.

Mary Miller's first novelTHE LAST DAYS OF CALIFORNIA, was published in 2014 to wide acclaim. She has published two books of short stories and her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, the Oxford American, McSweeney's Quarterly, American Short Fiction, and many other publications.

Mary Miller is a native of Mississippi. She was born in Jackson. Miller has a bachelors degree from  Mississippi State; She also has a masters and  a masters of fine art degrees.

Mary Miller is a former James A. Michener Fellow in Fiction at the University of Texas and John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi.

Mary Miller joins us by phone from Oxford Mississippi.

 

Jun 12, 2019

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Wendy Fox

Wendy J. Fox was raised in rural Washington state which inspired much of her writing about place and class. Wendy Fox has published two novels- THE PULL OF IT in 2014 and IF THE ICE HAD HELD just out May first of this year. She is the author of a short story collection, THE SEVEN STAGES OF ANGER. and her work has appeared in numerous periodicals and internet journals including Buzzfeed and The Millions. Fox is a popular speaker and travels the country reading her work, lecturing and speaking at workshops. She speaks regularly on the intersection of the writing life and holding down a day job in corporate marketing. 

Wendy Fox earned a degree in English from Western Washington University with a minor in political science. Fox has an MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University.

She currently lives in Denver, Colorado and she joins us from there today by phone.

Jun 5, 2019

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Henry Shukman

Writer, poet and Zen teacher, Henry Shukman, has won many prestigious awards for his writing.  His newest book which will be published later this year is a memoir of many things  The title:  ONE BLADE OF GRASS: FINDING THE OLD ROAD OF THE HEART.  Shukman has been a travel writer for the New York Times.  He has written book reviews for the New York Times and The Times Literary Supplement. His poems have appeared in many publications including the New Re[public, The Guardian, The Times and the London Review of Books. As a young man, between writing assignments, Shukman took up various day time jobs working on a commercial fishing boat, at a record shop and as a trombonist in a Caribbean band.

Henry Shukman is a associate Zen Buddhist teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan lineage. He is currently the teacher at Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM.  His articles about Buddhism have appeared in Tricycle  and Lion's Roar.

Henry Shukman grew up and went to school in Oxford England.

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