Writer's Voice

Series produced by Francesca Rheannon

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Talk show about writing, writers and the book trade

Writer's Voice is a weekly radio show about writing, writers and the book trade. Join co-hosts Francesca Rheannon and Daisy Mathias on FRIDAYS from 5:30 to 6:30 on WMUA 91.1 FM in Amherst, Massachusetts...and now, we are also re-broadcasting the show on Valley Free Radio at 103.3 FM in Northampton.on Thursdays at 8:00 - 9:00 in the morning.
We feature author interviews and readings, as well as news, commentary and tips related to writing and publishing. We also talk with editors, agents, publicists and others about issues of interest to writers.
Some recent interviews have been with:
Barry Werth, 31 DAYS
Julia Alvarez, SAVING THE WORLD
James Green, DEATH IN THE HAYMARKET
Ann Jones, KABUL IN WINTER
Justin Tussing, THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
Kiran Desai, INHERITANCE OF LOSS
Dr. Ned Hallowell, DELIVERED FROM DISTRACTION
Studs Terkel, AND THEY ALL SANG;
Dr. Andrew Weil, HEALTHY AGING
Marge Piercy, SEX WARS
Jonathan Harr, THE STOLEN PAINTING
Maureen Corrigan, LEAVE ME ALONE, I'M READING
Jonathan Kozol, THE SHAME OF THE NATION
Howard Zinn, VOICES OF A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
Robert Parker, SCHOOL DAYS.
Tracy Kidder, MY DETACHMENT
Charles Mann, 1491: NEW REVELATIONS OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS
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Writer's Voice is a weekly radio show about writing, writers and the book trade. Join co-hosts Francesca Rheannon and Daisy Mathias on FRIDAYS from 5:30 to 6:30 on WMUA 91.1 FM in Amherst, Massachusetts...and now, we are also re-broadcasting the show on Valley Free Radio at 103.3 FM in Northampton.on Thursdays at 8:00 - 9:00 in the morning. We feature author interviews and readings, as well as news, commentary and tips related to writing and publishing. We also talk with editors, agents, publicists and others about issues of interest to writers. Some recent interviews have been with: Barry Werth, 31 DAYS Julia Alvarez, SAVING THE WORLD James Green, DEATH IN THE HAYMARKET Ann Jones, KABUL IN WINTER Justin Tussing, THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD Kiran Desai, INHERITANCE OF LOSS Dr. Ned... Show full description


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For Black History Month, we air our conversation with Tamara Payne about her late father Les Payne’s acclaimed biography of Malcolm X, The Dead Are...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:42
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We talk with deep sea explorer Edith Widder about Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir Of Exploring Light And Life In The Deep Sea. Then, we revis...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:39
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We talk with best-selling author Ken Follett about his new novel, Never. It’s a chilling look about how a small international incident could lead t...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:05
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We talk with graphic artist Joe Lee about his stunningly illustrated book, Forgiveness: The Story of Eva Kor, Survivor of The Auschwitz Twin Experi...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
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We talk with Geo Maher about his new book, A World Without Police: How Strong Communities Make Cops Obsolete. Then, we hear the thrilling and hope...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:07:08
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We talk with physician and activist Rupa Marya and her co-author writer and food activist Raj Patel about their book, Inflamed: Deep Medicine and t...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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#ElectrifyEverything! We spend the hour talking with Saul Griffith about his new book, Electrify: An Optimist’s Playbook For Our Clean Energy Futur...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
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This week, two beautifully written memoirs that stir hope as we all confront the losses of our ecosystems in crisis. First, we talk with William d...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:04
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Shakespeare on the brain! We talk with Nuyorican playwright Migdalia Cruz about her adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for modern audiences. Then...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:36
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We talk with Julia Sweig about her acclaimed book, Lady Bird Johnson: In Plain Sight. Then, after exiting Afghanistan, President Biden is turning ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:29
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We talk with journalist Nina Burleigh about Trump’s failure on Covid and what that says about our public health system—and capitalism. Her book is ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
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We focus today on the human cost of war. Journalist Deborah Campbell tells us about her book, A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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We talk with Judy Batalion about her book, The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos. Then, another WWI...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:51
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We talk with Carey Gillam about her page-turning follow-up to Whitewash, The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s S...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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What do the oldest cultures in the world have to teach us about raising happy, well-adjusted children? Michaeleen Doucleff tells us, as she talks a...

  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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We talk with Carl Hart about his book, Drug Use For Grownups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. We also talk with Hari Ziyad about their memoir...

  • Added: May 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with Julia Fine about her genre-bending novel The Upstairs House. It’s about a new mother’s postpartum depression—and her obsession with th...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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We talk with Eliot Peper about his Cli-Fi novel, Veil. It’s about what happens when a tech CEO decides to geo-engineer the climate—in secret. Then...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:03
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We talk with Simon Winchester about his new book Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. Then we revisit part of our 2020 int...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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We talk with novelist Anna North about her acclaimed new novel, Outlawed. It’s about an alternate reality 1890s Hole in the Wall Gang—this one, run...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00