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Mar 18, 2020
Internationally acclaimed Sumi-E artist Virginia Lloyd-Davies describes the process of creating her beautiful new book Sumi-E Mastering the Meditative Art of Japanese Brush Painting.  Her interview includes how painting mindfully helped her through months of cancer treatment.   She writes a blog and demonstrates her art at joyfulbrush.com  
Mar 17, 2020

Internationally acclaimed Sumi-E artist Virginia Lloyd-Davies describes the process of creating her beautiful new book Sumi-E Mastering the Meditative Art of Japanese Brush Painting.  Her interview includes how painting mindfully helped her through months of cancer treatment.   She writes a blog and demonstrates her art at joyfulbrush.com  

Mar 6, 2020

Celebrated Santa Fe author Elaine Pinkerton-Coleman shares fascinating glimpses into the writing process for her upcoming book The Hand of Ganesha, the third in her series set in India beginning in the 16th Century to present day.  Her next memoir-writing workshop takes place Sunday, April 5th at Santa Fe Botanical Garden starting 1:00 pm www.elainepinkerton.wordpress.com

 
Feb 28, 2020
In 2017, artists, poets and photographers Julie and Matthew were granted a National Parks Arts Foundation residency on remote Loggerhead Key in the Gulf of Mexico.  Documenting the changes wrought by extreme weather conditions and noting how climate change is affecting Florida’s coral reefs and ocean life worldwide.  Their work is presented in The Blue Fold, a book and exhibit opening at Santa Fe’s CCA on March 6th.  chasedaniel.com/bluefold
 
 
Feb 21, 2020

Linda Anderman, metric system advocate and scientist ambassador for the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos talks about why the United States is one of only three countries in the world that still uses customary weights and measures instead of metric.   More than a Mile Behind:  America and the Metric System

Feb 13, 2020

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee of Britain’s Oxford Research Group, Scilla Elworthy, discusses her latest book, The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War
www.thebusinessplanforpeace.org

Sheva Carr, Director and representative to the United Nations for Pathways to Peace, discusses HeartMastery and shares from her book Being The Source of Love.  Both
authors can be reached at support@heartambassadors.com

Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Valentine McKay-Riddell of Orenda Healing International and publisher of Four Winds Journal, reporting positive change regionally  and globally through interviews, stories and example. 

Jan 30, 2020

Lyla June Johnston, internationally recognized Dine (Navajo) performance poet, artist, politician and scholar speaks about her lifetime awareness of honoring seven generations and reads from her  recent work. 

Jan 22, 2020

Wendy Brown Baez, writing teacher and author of Heart on The Page discusses the writing process and specifically the real challenges and surprises when teaching writing and journaling with prisoners.  wendybrownbaez.com.

Jan 16, 2020

Debra Denker author of Weather Menders discusses her new “Cli-fi” novel and potential solutions to climate change.

Jan 8, 2020

Maria Sanchez Tucker, Santa Fe Library Division Director speaks about The Future of Libraries.

Nov 29, 2019

A conversation weaving dance and story with Zuleikha, Founder and Director of the international non-profit, The Storydancer Project.

Nov 21, 2019

Santa Fe Poet Barbara Rockman and Poetry Jam Festival coordinator Diane Castiglioni

Nov 14, 2019

Guest Carol Calvert, author of Beitha’s Sound, an adventure in the world of the Celtic people of France and Ireland.  

Nov 13, 2019

Author of Beitha’s Sound, an adventure in the world of the Celtic people of France and Ireland.  Historical fiction. 

Producer and Host:  Carly Newfeld

Nov 7, 2019

Rabbi Berel Levertov of Chabad Jewish Center is sponsoring the visit of Anne Frank’s surviving stepsister, Eva Schloss, to Santa Fe on November 17.   We discuss The Diary of Anne Frank and Eva’s Story.

Nov 2, 2019
Judith Fein, author of How to Communicate with The Dead and How Cultures Do It Around The World. 
 
Producer and Host Carly Newfeld 
 
Bio:  Judith Fein is an award-winning travel journalist, author, and speaker. She spent 20 years experiencing how death is not the end for cultures around the world.
Jul 17, 2019

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and New York Times Bestselling Author. She has published thirty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, The Carol Award, and the Christy Award.

Wingate's most recent novel, Before We Were Yours, has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for more than one year- and, it is currently number one on the NY Times bestseller list.  The book is Publishers Weekly’s #3 longest running bestseller of 2017.  Before We Were Yours has, to date, sold nearly 2 million copies. It has just come out in paperback.

Wingate's writing career began late: after college, after marriage, after a career as a journalist and technical writer, and then the birth of her oldest son .

Wingate says she was lucky to marry into a big family of Southern tall-tale enthusiasts who never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Lisa Wingate lives north of Dallas - and joins us by telephone.

 

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.

May 15, 2019

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: W.C. Jameson

W.C. Jameson has written more than 100 books, 1500 articles, and 400 songs which he accompanies with his guitar and harmonica. So you better be ready to use some pretty big numbers when you're talking about W.C. He is also a treasure hunter, and the subject of two documentaries. When he's not locked away writing, W.C. travels the country playing his songs at music festivals, universities and roadhouses.

He's recorded 10 albums of original music and contributed music to the soundtrack for 7 movies. He's also published 3 books of poetry.

W.C. is with us today to talk about his latest book- ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRAIN ROBBERIES  -True stories of Notorious Bandits and Infamous Escapes.

He will be the first to tell you he's from Texas--- Llano Texas.

May 8, 2019

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: W.K. Stratton

W.K. Stratton (William Kip Stratton) writes about what he knows and what he likes- And that is film-making, boxing and rodeo. WK--– friends call him by his middle name, Kip– is the bestselling author of nine books. The latest, just out is, The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film .

Stratton has deep family roots in the West. He was born in Guthrie< Oklahoma, and has lived much of his life in Texas. His mother's family homesteaded outside Guthrie during the Great Land Run of 1889. His father was a rodeo cowboy.

Stratton put himself through college by working as a newspaper reporter. He earned a bachelor's degree in English with honors. He also has a Master’s degree in English.

Since then, Stratton has worked as a newspaper journalist (Tulsa World) and as a high tech manager to support his writing career. He freelances for the  Dallas Morning News. In addition, he has published articles in many magazines including Texas Monthly, GQ, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and Texas Observer.

He has published 3 books of poetry. 

He lives in Austin, Texas.

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