WISCONSIN BOOK FESTIVAL
To The Best of Our Knowledge
from Wisconsin Public Radio
To the Best of Our Knowledge and the Wisconsin
Book Festival joined forces Sunday October 26thfor a live
show at the Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. Tim O'Brien,
David Maraniss, Grace Paley, Noah Adams and John Wesley Harding
were all on stage with us. It was a great day, as you'll see if
you view our photo scrapbook.
|This program was recorded during a special
edition of TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE on stage at
the Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wisconsin, during the Wisconsin
Book Festival. Music throughout the hour is provided by Leo
Sidran, drums; Ben Sidran, keyboard; Nick Moran, bass. Jim's
guests this segment include novelist Tim O'Brien and journalist
||Tim O'Brien has written many novels
that concern the Viet Nam war and its effects on his generation.
His most recent is "July, July."
||David Maraniss is the author of "They
Marched into Sunlight," a book about a battle that took
place at the same time as a major protest against the War.
| The two authors and Jim Fleming talk about
their own experiences of the Viet Nam War era.
|Grace Paley is a writer of short stories,
poetry and essays. An American original, she once described
herself as a "combative pacifist and cooperative anarchist."
She talks with Steve Paulson about her life and her politics.
Also, NPR's Noah Adams has a new book: "The
Flyers: In Search of Wilbur and Orville Wright." It's
his fifth book. He talks about writing and radio with Anne
|John Wesley Harding is a singer/songwriter
who was born Wesley Harding Stace but took his name from the
Bob Dylan album. He studied literature at Cambridge University,
and talks with Steve Paulson about how his literary sensibility
shapes his music. We also hear him perform a song containing
the entire plot of "Hamlet."
Cassette copies are available
at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 03-11-02-A.
- Noah Adams, The Flyers: in search of Wilbur
& Orville Wright (Crown)
- David Maraniss, They Marched into Sunlight:
War and Peace Vietnam and America October 1967 (Simon &
- Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried (Broadway)
- Grace Paley, Just As I Thought (Farrar
Straus & Giroux)
- Ben Sidran, keyboard
- Leo Sidran, drums - www.leosidran.com
- Nick Moran, bass
- -Comin' Home Baby by Herbie Mann
- -Girl Talk
- -Hi Fly
- -Work Song, trad.
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