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Caron Levis
WEOS: 12/26/13, WSKG: 12/29/13
Children's book author, playwright and teacher
Levis's first picture book, Stuck with the Blooz, was selected as one of Bankstreet College's Best Children's Books of the Year. Short stories inspired by her teenage students have been published by Fence Magazine, and the New Guard Review. Her short plays have been voted Audience Favorite at the Estrogenius Festival and selected for theSamuel French OOB Festival. For over ten years, Levis has been using drama and creative writing to teach social/emotional, communication, and literacy skills to kids of all ages.
Denise Gelberg
WEOS: 12/19/13, WSKG: 12/22/13
Teacher, education reformer and author
Gelberg followed an unusual career path. After excelling at the study of ILR Cornell University, she decided one day while swimming laps that what she really wanted to do was teach young children. After earning a Masters in Education from SUNY Cortland she taught in three school districts and six elementary schools in Central New York State. She is author of The "Business" of School Reforming American Schools.
Susie Coston
WEOS: 12/12/13, WSKG: 12/15/13
National Shelter Director, Farm Sanctuary
Coston joined the Farm Sanctuary staff in March 2000 after six years of working for a veterinarian and at a sanctuary in West Virginia. She holds a master?s degree in special education and has worked with humans with disabilities, but she felt her calling was to work with animals. Coston oversees a full department of caregivers, feeders, cleaners, and project workers,ensuring that the hundreds of animals residing at Farm Sanctuary?s New York and California Shelters.
Annie Burns, Marie Burns
WEOS: 12/05/13, WSKG: 12/08/13 (originally aired on 7/02/12)
Members of the Burns Sisters Band
The incomparable Burns Sisters - Annie and Marie Burns joined us for their second appearance on the show. They talked about their tours and friendship with Arlo Guthrie and his family and unveiled a new CD The Hills of Ithaca. The all new 2012 release features eleven selections combining originals and well chosen covers including words set to music from the Woody Guthrie archives. We also share excerpts from the new CD.
Ginnah Howard
WEOS: 11/28/13, WSKG: 12/01/13
Writer and novelist
Howard was a high school English teacher for 27 years and did not begin writing seriously until her late 40's. Her stories have appeared in Permafrost, Portland Review, Stone Canoe, and elsewhere. Her first novel, Night Navigation was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Her new novel, and the focus of our discussion is, Doing Time Outside, a stand-alone sequel to Night Navigation. Both of these novels deal with addiction and mental illness and how it affects families in small town communities.
Mariette Geldenhuys
WEOS: 11/21/13, WSKG: 11/24/13
Attorney and mediator
Geldenhuys received her undergraduate and graduate law degrees from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She studied law and criminology at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She has practiced law in Ithaca, New York for the past twenty-four years, in areas including family and matrimonial law; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family law. Ten years ago, she shifted the focus of her practice to collaborative law and mediation, to help clients resolve legal issues in a respectful, client-centered way and without litigation.
Cathryn Prince
WEOS: 11/14/13, WSKG: 11/17/13
Journalist and author
Prince was for years a contributing correspondent to The Christian Science Monitor. While stationed in Switzerland she covered the Nazi Gold Crisis, the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and a wire tapping scandal. She is the author of four books including he newest work( and the focus of our interview) Death in the Baltic: The WWII Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. She is an adjunct professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT and an instructor at the Westport Writers' Workshop
Carla Kaplan
WEOS: 11/07/13, WSKG: 11/10/13
Author & Prof. of American Literature at Northeastern University
Kaplan is the Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, and is the Founding Director of the university's Humanities Center. She is the author of several books, including her most recent, the bestseller Miss Anne In Harlem: White Women of the Black Renaissance. This award-winning book draws on Kaplan's thirty years as a white scholar in Black Studies and her exploration of cultural crossovers.