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A special program celebrating the life of WPR's Karl Schmidt.


Book cover for A Memory of Muskets by Kathleen Ernst"A Memory of Muskets" by Kathleen Ernst

Monday, August 7 through Friday, September 1, 2017. Read by Jim Fleming.

As curator Chloe Ellefson begins work on a Civil War reenactment at Old World Wisconsin in Waukesha County, a man is found dead near one of the German farms. Past and present intermingle as always at a historical site, but as the death toll rises history becomes ever more important.

(Midnight Ink Books; ISBN13: 9780738745152 | ISBN10: 1410495213)

Theme: “Ashokan Farewell” from the album “Harvest Home” with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (Angel Records)

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About Jim

Jim Fleming began his career at WPR as a student announcer in the 1960s. In addition to producing and hosting several award winning radio dramas and programs, Fleming also held a number of management positions. Read more

About Norman

Norman Gilliland , Wisconsin Public Radio host of "The Midday" and "Old Time Radio Drama." Author of "Sand Mansions," and most recently, "Midnight Catch."Read more

About Karl

Karl Schmidt was an Emeritus Professor at UW-Extension, and read for "Chapter a Day" off and on for 75 years. Among his other roles at WPR, Schmidt directed "Earplay," a radio drama that comprised much of NPR's programming of that genre during the 1970s. He died in April 2016.Read more

About Michele

Michele Gerard Good was born in Chicago and raised in northern Wisconsin. After graduating from Ripon College with a degree in theatre, she spent most of her life pursuing an acting career – studying “the Method” at The Actor’s Studio in London, voice with Marni Nixon in New York and...Read more

About Susan

Susan Sweeney is an emeritus theater professor at the University of Wisconsin. She has a long history in theater as well as singing and coaching voice and dialects throughout the United States. She has voiced over 20 books as a reader for Wisconsin Public Radio's long-running program "Chapter a Day."Read more

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