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Authors and Readers
December has a way of turning our
thoughts to home and family and all the traditional trappings of the holiday
season. That often means selecting gifts and our first two guests have
authored new books about music and food – two of our favorite things,
especially during the holidays! LISTEN NOW
Byron Berline is a legendary fiddler – recording and performing with Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Vince Gill. He owns and operates the Double Stop Fiddle Shop in Guthrie – and he has a new book, “A Fiddler’s Diary,” outlining stories of his incredible career on the road and in the recording studio.
Dave Cathey is known to his readers as “the food dude.” His column and blog in the Oklahoman are read every day by avid foodie followers. His new book, “A Culinary History of Pittsburg County: Little Italy, Choctaw Beer and Lamb Fries," is a journey through the working class cuisine of Oklahoma.
Lisa Wells is the assistant director of the Pioneer Library System and
she helped launch an innovative 24-hour, fully automated library with
two locations in Norman, Oklahoma. They are the first two such sites in the
country! The idea has gotten rave reviews and sites for additional
automated libraries are planned in other major cities
nationwide. Lisa tells us how the process works and how Norman
was chosen as the "launch site" for this exciting effort to
encourage reading in our communities. LISTEN NOW
Edmund Wilson helped foster novelists like Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. He once said that “No two persons ever read the same book.” That’s the point, right? Make each book you read, your own. Happy reading, happy holidays, and thank you all for celebrating our third holiday season in THE LIVING ROOM.
-Debra Martin, Producer-
Support for The Living Room with Gerry
Bonds provided by Devon Energy, presenting Downtown in December, a series of
holiday events and family attractions through January 1st in the heart of
Oklahoma City. Devon Energy, Commitment Runs Deep.
More Photos of Authors and Readers - Program 304 - December 2013
New KOSU Studio
Gerry Bonds attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new KOSU studio on Film Row in Oklahoma City on Sept. 19, 2013.
Other recent guests include
- Bill Moyers, journalist and PBS host
- Kate Buford, author, Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe
- Bill Anoatubby, Governor, Chickasaw Nation
- Rabbi Vered Harris, Temple B'nai Israel, Oklahoma City
- Larry Nichols, Executive Chairman, Devon Energy
- Gary England, Vice President, Griffin Communications
- David Houston, Curatorial Director, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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