Canton, NY, Sep 06, 2011 — Our guest is Andre Dubus III, author of The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, and the novels Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days. Ellen Rocco and Pedro Ponce host. The author will give a public reading Thursday, September 15, 8 pm at the Sykes Common Room at St. Lawrence University in Canton. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jul 05, 2011 — In our annual Summer Reading Call-in staff, guests and listeners share the best beach reads and whatever else is on the summer reading bookshelf. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined by book maven John Ernst and avid reader Sarah Harris. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jun 07, 2011 — Our guest is Dr. Curt Stager of the Paul Smith's College faculty, co-host of NCPR's Natural Selections, and author of Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth. Drawing upon the latest works of a handful of climate visionaries, the book explores the possibilities for next hundred millennia of life on Earth. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 27, 2011 — Our guest, Peter Selgin, is the 2010-11 SLU Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing. His 2007 collection, Drowning Lessons, won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Fiction. Longer fiction includes the novel Life Goes to the Movies. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 06, 2011 — Our guest is Brock Clarke, whose most recent novels are this year's Exley, and from 2007, the highly-acclaimed An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host. Clarke appears as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series and will give a reading Thursday at 8 pm in the Sykes Common Room on the university campus in Canton. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Mar 09, 2011 — Our guest is poet Patrica Smith. Her poetry collection, Blood Dazzler, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award; Teahouse of the Almighty was a National Poetry Series selection and winner of the first-ever Hurst-Wright Award in Poetry. Smith has been a featured performer on HBO's Def Poetry Jam and she has performed three one-woman plays. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Feb 03, 2011 — Our guest is Gish Jen, whose 1997 novel Mona in the Promised Land catapulted her to the top tier of contemporary American fiction. More recent work has included the story collection Who's Irish? and the novel, Typical American. Her latest book, World and Town, was published in October. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 09, 2010 — Our annual holiday and winter reading list call-in. Hosted by Ellen Rocco, Chris Robinson and John Ernst, the show solicits listeners suggestions for great books--new and classic--for gift-giving or deep winter reading. If you'd like to share more suggestions, use the comment form below or, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The list is complete. Well, for now. Here's wishing you enough wintry weather to justify reading as much as you want to without feeling guilty. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 02, 2010 — Our guest is Dinty Moore, whose 2009 memoir, Between Panic & Desire, was widely well-received and won the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize. Other books include The Accidental Buddhist and The Emperor's Virtual Clothes.
Moore will be reading from his work in Canton tonight at 8 pm as part of The St. Lawrence University Writers Series. The event takes place in the Sykes Common Room on the university campus. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 03, 2010 — A regular contributor to our sister station on Cape Cod and recipient of a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for his work with WCAI, Finch is also editor of The Cape Cod Naturalist and has published seven books of essays. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host. Go to full article