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Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy StewartLady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart

Monday, April 19 through Friday, May 7, 2021. Read by Michele Good.

Constance Kopp, one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs, prowls the streets of New York tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with girl reporters and lawyers.

(Mariner Books; ISBN-10: 0544409949 | ISBN-13: 978-0544947139)

THEME: Charleston Rag from Memories Of You, Eubie Blake

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer by Anthony M AmoreThe Woman Who Stole Vermeer by Anthony M Amore

Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 28, 2021. Read by Norman Gilliland.

The extraordinary life and crimes of heiress-turned-revolutionary Rose Dugdale, who in 1974 became the only woman to pull off a major art heist.

(Pegasus Crime; ISBN-10 : 1643135295 / ISBN-13 : 978-1643135298)

THEME: Malcolm Arnold, English Dances, First Set Op. 27; Irish Dances Op. 126, The Philharmonia, Bryden Thomson Conductor, Chandos


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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

About Norman

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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