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"The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson.

Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 17, 2015. Read by Jim Fleming.

Allan Karlson is desperate to avoid his 100th birthday party at the nursing home and decides to get as far away as his pocket money will allow. At the train station he decides to steal someone’s suitcase, and then there’s no turning back.

(Hachette; ISBN-10: 1401324649)

Theme: “Spann’s Boogie” and “Happy Cat Rag” from Ross MacLachlan’s album “Not Just Ragtime”

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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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