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"A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler.

Monday, August 17 through Friday September 4, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming.

The Whitshank clan has a long history in Baltimore. It’s the way Tyler reveals the story of Red and Abby and their family that makes it all come to life.

(Knopf; ISBN-10: 1101874279)

Theme: “Vardarito” from the album “Homage a Piazzolla” Gidon Kremer, violin (Nonesuch)

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WPR's Jim Fleming hosts listeners on this 13-day trip of a lifetime to Australia. Cruise the Great Barrier Reef up close from a glass bottom boat; then see it from above on a scenic helicopter flight. Take in an enhanced narrative of the rainforest from an experienced Indigenous guide. Walk...

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About Karl

Karl Schmidt is an Emeritus Professor at UW-Extension, and has read for "Chapter a Day" off and on since 1941. 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.Read more

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

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