Saturday, July 11, 2009

Second Saturday Magazine - July 11

Second Saturday Magazine with co-hosts Bob Johnson and Jo Williamson. Approximate times are listed. - 10:00 AM Laila Lalami returns to the program to talk about her new book SECRET SON. For years, Youssef, a young man from a Casablanca slum, has heard his mother's stories about his dead and respectably poor father, stories he used as inspiration for his own life. web site - 10:20 AM Charlaine Harris is our guest. She is the NYT bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse mystery series. She is the novelist whose work is the basis for TRUE BLOOD, the popular HBO series that is now in its second season. Her ninth Sookie Stackhouse book is called DEAD AND GONE. web site - 11:00 AM We also welcome back Robert Alexander. His new book, THE ROMANOV BRIDE is in another intriguing story of the Russian Revolution. Known to her family simply as Ella, she was one of the more fascinating women in an era that produced larger-than-life characters on an almost epic scale [Alexander's] research is impeccable, and his knowledge of the Romanovs is encyclopedic. web site - 11:20 AM Guest Paul K. Chapelle is the author of WILL WAR EVER END: A SOLDIER S VISION OF PEACE FOR THE 21st CENTURY. "I am certainly in agreement with so much of what Paul K. Chappell has to say. His values are truly humane and admirable." -Howard Zinn. - Expect live in studio performances from the following artists: - 11:45 AM The Ragbirds. Led by fiery front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, these 20-something musicians combine genres as diverse as Celtic, Afro-Cuban, Reggae, rock and folk " The band will play Saturday July 11th at The Field Restaurant located at 3011 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605. The show starts at 9:00pm. web site - 12:30 PM Gretchen Wittuses threads of folk, country, and pop to weave a sound ripe with femininity and edge. She was selected as a Finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Competition, as a Top 5 Finalist in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival s Troubadour Competition, and has received multiple awards from the Mid Atlantic Song Contest. web site - 1:15 PM British/American songwriter, pianist, vocalist currently living in Brooklyn, NY, Anna Dagmar's songs have an uncommon sense of patience, tenderness and depth in both the lyrics and music... Dagmar performs frequently in NYC. In addition to song writing, she has been studying the art of Indo-classical improvisation with the Rajaf Quartet. web site - Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 AM. Interview with Phil Rosenthal on his new CD "A Treasury of Bluegrass and Country Songs." Interview with Lara Herscovitch, Connecticut State Troubadour. Saturday, July 11 sometime between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Technorati tags: ,