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Bookcover for The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts"The Eighty-Dollar Champion" by Elizabeth Letts

Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 17, 2019. Read by Jim Fleming.

It's November 1958 and the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City is about to begin. Into the rarefied atmosphere of wealth and tradition comes the most unlikely of horses - a drab white former plow horse named Snowman and his rider, Harry de Leyer.

(Ballantine; ISBN-10: 0345521080 / ISBN 13: 978 0345521088)

Theme: Stephen Foster: Camptown Races, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair; Trevor Stephenson, 1850 parlor grand piano, form the album "The Americans" (Light & Shadow LS-902)


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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

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Norman Gilliland is the Wisconsin Public Radio host of "The Midday" and "Old Time Radio Drama." He's also the author of "Sand Mansions," and "Midnight Catch."Read more

About Michele

Michele Gerard Good was born in Chicago and raised in northern Wisconsin. After graduating from Ripon College with a degree in theatre, she spent most of her life pursuing an acting career – studying “the Method” at The Actor’s Studio in London, voice with Marni Nixon in New York and...Read more

About Karl

Karl Schmidt was an Emeritus Professor at UW-Extension, and read for "Chapter a Day" off and on for 75 years. 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. He died in April 2016.Read more

About Susan

Susan Sweeney is an emeritus theater professor at the University of Wisconsin. She has a long history in theater as well as singing and coaching voice and dialects throughout the United States. She has voiced over 20 books as a reader for Wisconsin Public Radio's long-running program "Chapter a Day."Read more

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