Remembering Toni Morrison

August 6, 2019

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, a literary giant whose work transcended race and time, has died at the age of 88 after a brief illness. Wisconsin Public Television has shared many reflections on Morrison and her work over the years. Read on to find more.

The Great American Read: Kathleen Ernst shares her picks

September 18, 2018

The Great American Read is back, with weekly explorations each Tuesday night of why America’s best-loved books and characters make such lasting impressions in our lives. We’ve enjoyed hearing about Wisconsin authors’ own picks, both on and off TGAR‘s list. Next in our series is Kathleen Ernst, a multitalented author who describes her work as…

The Great American Read: Michael Perry shares his picks

September 11, 2018

It’s here! Tune in 7 p.m. tonight for the fall kickoff episode of The Great American Read. There’s plenty of action to come, both on TV and in our continuing series of Wisconsin authors. Today we present WPT/WPR favorite and The New York Times bestselling essayist Michael Perry, of New Auburn. The paperback of his latest book, Montaigne…

The Great American Read: Jerry Apps shares his picks

August 16, 2018

We’re getting closer to the Fall Kick Off episode of The Great American Read: airing 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.  11. Have you voted on the list yet? If you’re stuck – as we are! – why not check out some more picks by Wisconsin writers? Today we bring you the prolific, the folksy, the one and…

The Great American Read: Baptiste and Miranda Paul share their picks

August 2, 2018

We continue to read, debate and vote on the books of The Great American Read, and several Wisconsin writers have shared their own picks with us. Today, we enjoy several firsts: our first team (in life and work), AND our first children’s authors! Currently residing in Green Bay, Baptiste and Miranda Paul are the globe-trekking, dynamic…

The Great American Read: Author Lesley Kagen shares her picks

July 20, 2018

As we read, debate and vote on the books of The Great American Read, we’ve had the delightful opportunity to discuss the top picks of several Wisconsin writers. This week, we meet Lesley Kagen, a multitalented Milwaukee native who began her writing career after many years in several other fields. And we do mean several, as…

The Great American Read: Author Patrick Rothfuss weighs in

June 26, 2018

As we read, debate and vote on the books of The Great American Read, bestselling author – and Wisconsin native – Patrick Rothfuss shares some of his top picks with Airwaves readers. It wasn’t easy to choose. “I’m dappled by the impact of a thousand books,” he says. “So many of them struck me so…