On the next Tuesday Morning Show, I’ll air my conversation with James McMurtry. He returns to Skippers Smokehouse November 14 for WMNF. It’s a wide-ranging discussion that touches on, among other topics, his approach to songwriting and creating characters, family and relationships, surviving as a musician in an age of music streaming, and the Florida… Read more »
When the killing of Cecil the lion made headlines, Norman B immediately contacted Gareth Patterson, the acclaimed authority on African wildlife. The resulting interview received numerous compliments, and generated a flood of requests to hear it again. Speaking from his home in South Africa, Gareth explains the truth about the luring of lions like Cecil, to be killed by trophy hunters and the… Read more »
International best-selling crime thriller novelist, Peter James joins the program to talk about his latest novel, You Are Dead. This is the 11th in James’ award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series, this time, with a vicious serial killer as the villain. Peter illustrates his meticulous research strategy with fascinating anecdotes and tells true accounts of riding alongside police detectives… Read more »
“If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.” Jake Shimabukuro The world will be a slightly better place, or at least New World Brewery will be a better place on Saturday night for WMNF’s first ever ukelele festival, Uke It Out. What makes Flea, our music director, host of Monday’s It’s the… Read more »
As we near the two-year anniversary of the passing of the iconic and iconoclastic Lou Reed, Surface Noise salutes the Velvet Underground leader and super solo artist. Surface Noise misses you, Lou! www.wmnf.org/events/programs/surface-noise
In the latest edition of Life Elsewhere, Norman B reviews some of his favorite books, authors and interviews. 1. Rebecca Scherm is the author of Unbecoming, a remarkable and moving debut novel, “It’s a thriller, a psychological study, a love story and disquietingly disturbing as it is brilliant!” says Norman B. Rebecca reads from her book and explains how her fascination with Grace Kelly molded her femme fatale, noir-like… Read more »
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