Chapter A Day

Started in 1931, “Chapter a Day” is WPR’s longest-running program. Jim Fleming, Norman Gilliland, Michele Good, Melvin Hinton, Baron Kelly and Susan Sweeney read a chapter from a book for a half hour each weekday. Genres are predominately contemporary and range from works of fiction, history and biography.

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Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life Of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Stephen Oates

Monday, February 19 through Friday, March 8, 2024.
Read by Karl Schmidt.

IBy the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln, Nat Turner, and John Brown, Stephen B. Oates’s prizewinning “Let the Trumpet Sound” is the definitive one-volume life of Martin Luther King, Jr. This brilliant examination of the great civil rights icon and the movement he led provides a lasting portrait of a man whose dream shaped American history.

(Harper Perennial; ISBN: 62321455)

Theme: “Twenty-four Negro Melodies” – Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – Orion Records

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 22, 2024.
Read by Ken Ohst.

Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature’s greatest detective team — the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson. Ken Ohst reads this gem from the archives featuring five favorites: “The Red-Headed League”, “The Speckled Band”, “The Beryl Coronet”, “The Man With The Twisted Lip”, and “The Engineer’s Thumb”.

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