Banned Books Week 2023

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The American Library Association estimates that there have been more than a thousand challenges to books so far in 2023. That marks a 20% increase over the same period last year. Joining us to talk about Banned Books Week, how bookstores and libraries decide what to carry, and how it all relates to constitutional rights are four guests:

Barry McKnight – Access and Engagement Manager for the La Crosse Public Library
Abby Von Arx – Library Media Specialist at Central High School for the La Crosse School District
Sam Scinta – Publisher of Fulcrum Publishing and a lecturer at both Viterbo University and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Beth Hartung – Owner of Pearl Street Books in Downtown La Crosse

Episode Credits

  • Ezra Wall Host
  • Ezra Wall Producer
  • Sam Scinta Guest
  • Beth Hartung Guest
  • Barry McKnight Guest

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