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"Something Rich and Strange" by Ron Rash.

Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 20, 2015. Read by Karl Schmidt.

Short stories by the acclaimed writer and poet whose language reveals the complexities of people and the places that hold them.

(Ecco; ISBN-10: 0062349341)

Theme: Mary Chapin Carpenter: “Why Walk When You Can Fly” from the album “Stones in the Road”

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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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