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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


"Gryphon: New and Selected Stories" by Charles Baxter.

​​Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 14, 2015. Read by Norman Gilliland.

Many say the short story is the most difficult art form, but you wouldn’t guess that from reading Charles Baxter’s work. His elegant prose and concise storylines are perfect.

(Vintage Contemporaries; ISBN-10: 030773952X)

Theme: Debussy: Reverie, Aldo Ciccolini, EMI/Angel 66753

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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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