See below for a message I received today from Edward Lifson at Chicago Public Radio. (He posted it as a comment to my Janet Frame post, but I thought you might miss it there.)
Edward’s post reminds me that I’ve been greatly remiss in highlighting WBEZ’s (91.5 FM) book-related programming, and in particular the current series “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” which is part of BEZ’s terrific Eight Forty Eight program. Those of you who read other literary blogs already know that Terry Teachout and Our Girl in Chicago are going to be on the concluding installment of that series at 7 pm CT tomorrow (live webfeed here). (Needless to say, I’ll be watching the Superbowl with my computer on my lap and my headphones streaming BEZ.) But you should also know that the whole series is archived on the CPR website, so you can listen to the program on Writing and Publishing, which Edward refers to below, not to mention the rest of the series, which brings together an extraordinary collection of Chicago’s most prominent artists, writers, and cultural entrepreneurs.
And no, Edward, I’m not OGIC. Though everytime I read one of her posts, I wish I was. Does that count?
Nice blog. I’m the Arts, Architecture and Culture Editor at Chicago Public Radio. I want to make sure you know that this Sunday at 7pm — when others are watching the Super Bowl, we’ll have on the air Terry Teachout and, in her first public appearance, Our Girl in Chicago! You probably knew this. We’ll be talking about the arts in and around Chicago. Did you hear our series this week called “The local artist’s lament: Should I stay or should I go?” We had on
Gioia Diliberto — “I am Madame X”
Alexsandar Hemon — “Nowhere Man”
Ellen Wadey — Writer and Exec Dir Guild Complex of Chicago
John O’Brien — Publisher of Dalkey Archives Press and editor of the Review of Contemporary Fiction
And I think you’d like a fabulous produced piece on Stuart Dybeck (by poet and writer Judith Valente.) In it, Dybeck walks his old Pilsen haunts and remembers home, factory and church. We also ran a fine portrait of Poetry mag Editor Christian Wiman, some time back. Drop me a line if you like. I hope you can listen on Sunday at 7 (and call! The phones will be open to speak with Terry T and Our Girl.) Unless Our Girl in Chicago, is you! (smile)
Best, Edward Lifson