Arts & Culture

On this week's BookMark, host Susan Larson talks with Edward Ball,
author of "Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy."

Susan's full interview with Edward Ball airs on The Reading Life Friday
at 12:30 and Sunday at noon, sponsored by Octavia Books.

American Routes Shortcuts: Joan Shelley

Aug 14, 2020
Joan Shelley
American Routes

Songwriter and singer Joan Shelley prefers to make music in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky rather than the industry centers of Nashville and New York City. She’s recorded a series of well-crafted contemplative albums with guitarist Nathan Salsburg at home in Louisville, at Jeff Tweedy’s Loft in Chicago, and even in Iceland. You’ll find references to rivers, waterways, and oceans in her songs and albums. We began asking her what the Ohio River means to her. 



Changes of Heart

Aug 13, 2020
Andrea Collier
Nkechi Chibueze

Andrea Collier finds out what happens when her life goes off-script.

Damon Young questions his sense of self based on the power of a racial slur.

Huwe Burton relies on his father's support while serving time for a crime he didn't commit.

Members of Louisiana’s music industry are joining forces with the National Independent Talent Organization, known as NITO. They are appealing to Congress for financial relief in the form of a bill known as the RESTART Act, a new loan program.  The COVID pandemic has shuttered the industry, leaving the future of live music across the country uncertain.  Local NITO spokeswoman, Ami Spishock joins us by phone.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer / Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show Harry brings us News of the Atom, News of Microplastics, News of the Olympic Movement, News of Nice People, Keeping up with the Murdochs, News of the Godly, The Apologies of the Week, and musical selections from his latest project, The Many Moods of Donald Trump, including “Son in Law,” and “COVID 180.”