Playlist: Other 30 minute shows we love!
Compiled By: With Good Reason
'With Good Reason' is one of a special family of radio shows: the thirty minute program. If you're a station interested in programming our specials, here's a short list of the other half hour programs we suggest and admire.
John Updike died in January 2009 at the age of 76. New Letters on the Air looks back on his life with this archive interview where he discusses faith, sex, and literature with former New Letters editor Jim McKinley.
The great chroniclier of American life, John Updike, won just about every major literary award including two Pulitzer Prizes. Known for the characters in his serial novels, in this interview with New Letters magazine editor James McKinley, Updike talks about the evolution of Henry Bech, and reads from his book BECH AT BAY.
Anne Lamott combines wisdom, humor, honesty and panache in her dozen books of essays and fiction. She discusses and reads from her 2007 book GRACE (EVENTUALLY): THOUGHTS ON FAITH, a collection of essays.
The best-selling writer Anne Lamott often combines wisdom, humor, honesty and panache in her dozen books of essays and fiction. She discusses her 2007 book "Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith," a collection of essays that captures the difficulties of leading an authentic life within American culture and focuses on the strengths of helpfulness, decency, love and forgiveness. She also reads from the book. PROMO: This week on NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR... Anne Lamott (la-MOTT) is the author of twelve books of fiction and essays. The books examine life just as she sees it: with a unique combination of wisdom, humor, and honesty. On this episode, Anne Lamott reads from GRACE (EVENTUALLY): FURTHER THOUGHTS ON FAITH. Hear the entertaining Anne Lamott next time on NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR.... NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR is a weekly half-hour show featuring poets and writers of fiction, creative non-fiction and drama. Whether in an interview that includes readings by an author, or in produced recordings of poetry readings or holiday anthologies, the program presents writers in an informative and entertaining format that highlights the creative process. If your station would like to air NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR on a regular or ocassional basis, please contact us: NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR 5101 Rockhill Rd. Kansas City, MO 64110 (888) 548-2477; fax (816) 235-2611 E-mail: Radio@newletters.org Web: www.newletters.org/radio Our 30 and 60 sec. recorded promos are normally available each week from Content Depot. SHORT DESCRIPTION: Anne Lamott combines wisdom, humor, honesty and panache in her dozen books of essays and fiction. She discusses and reads from her 2007 book GRACE (EVENTUALLY): THOUGHTS ON FAITH, a collection of essays. UPLINK DATE: 06/29/07 PROGRAM LENGTH: 29:00 minutes INCUE: (music) "Anne Lamott's first novel, HARD LAUGHTER..." OUTCUE: "...I'm Angela Elam for NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR." NOTE: New Letters on the Air is now podcasting. If you would like to link to our podcast, visit www.newletters.org/podcast for the pertinent information. At the end of every program, we give our address and phone number, so if someone calls, here is the info: NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR is FREE! You can carry the show weekly, or pick and choose among the programs, but please let us know when and if you plan to use us. Call or write Angela Elam or Dennis Conrow at the numbers listed above. COMING NEXT WEEK... DOUG WRIGHT - Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play I AM MY OWN WIFE, Wright shares some insights into the research and writing of the life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German antiques dealer and transvestite who escaped persecution by both the Nazis and the Communist East German government. Wright also discusses his previous plays, including the award-winning Quills about the Marquis de Sade, which set him free from writer?s block and was made into a major motion picture.
Rhyme in Arabic, English, and French poetry
What's the Word? Rhyme As children, we learn to rhyme before we know what it is. We hear it in nursery rhymes, games, and songs. Our first attempts at writing poetry usually involve rhyme. On this program, we'll hear about rhyme in three languages. The poetry critic Helen Vendler explores William Butler Yeats's "Sailing to Byzantium"; Suzanne Stetkevych talks about classical Arabic ode; and Laurence Porter discusses French poetry. Well-suited to National Poetry Month in April. If you are interested in this, see our piece at What's the Word? Contemporary Language Poetry . Fifteen- and thirty-second promos available. Photo credit: Mary Lee
From Modern Language Association | 29:08
The evolution, influence, and energy of a genre
Bruce Springsteen called rock and roll the "voice of America--the real America." From its roots in rhythm and blues, gospel, country, and swing, rock and roll had crossed over to the American mainstream by the mid 1950s and had become the dance music of the postwar generation. On this program, Ben Saunders talks about the roots of rock and roll and takes a look at the music of Elvis Presley; Stephen Burt explores rock and roll as a force for social change, with a look at the music of Bruce Springsteen and Bikini Kill; and Joshua Clover tells us why he thinks rock lyrics aren't poetry and considers the music of MIA and Bob Dylan. Fifteen- and thirty-second promos available. Image: Rock 'n' Roll - 1999 United States Postal Service. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission. If you are interested in this, see our piece at What's the Word? Taking Hip-Hop Seriously .
Host Bob Boilen chats with Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson about their favorite songs for love and heartbreak.
Host Bob Boilen chats with Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson about their favorite songs for love and heartbreak. Hear some of the lesser-known tracks plus a few classic favorites.