Even though I live in Oregon, Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) is one of my favorite radio stations. Thanks to the Internet, I stream WPR programs daily.
My favorite show on WPR is “Chapter a Day”.
Started in 1931, “Chapter a Day” is WPR’s longest running program. Jim Fleming, Norman Gilliland, Susan Sweeney and Michele Good 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. Wisconsin Public Radio
This week was the start of a new book, “Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln” by Sidney Blumenthal. Jim Fleming will read excerpts from today, February 19 through Friday, March 2, 2018.
Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, “The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln”, reveals the future president’s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. Wisconsin Public Radio
If I miss a reading, I can listen later or if I want to repeat a reading, I can do that also.
Chapter a Day introduces me to many writers and books that I might never stumble upon in my readings. Recently I listened to A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I liked the book so much that I bought it and another of his works, Rules of Civility.
Other programs that I listen to often on WPR are University of the Air, Larry Meiler Show and Milkstreet.
I could write countless posts about books, movies, plays, and podcasts that I have enjoyed.
How about you? What are your favorite podcasts, plays, books or movies?