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William R. (Bill) Drennan, author of “Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders”, passed away on May 2, 2015. Bill was an Emeritus Professor at UW-Baraboo and then retired to a cottage in Blowing Rock, NC in 2007 where he taught at Appalachian State University. His very successful book was published in 2008. An Obituary | TTBOOK Interview


"City of Thieves" by David Benioff.

​Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 24, 2015. Read by Karl Schmidt

An extraordinary story about friendship in the harsh world of Leningrad during the German siege of WWII.

(Plume; ISBN-10: 0452295297)

Theme: Shostakovitch – Selections from the String Quartets with the Emerson Qt

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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