December 4, 2020, 5-6pm – second hour of a two hour show featuring the audio portion of again two Ted Talks. The first, by teacher, lawyer, writer Michelle Kuo with her talk titled “The Healing Power of Reading”, TedxTaipei2018 held in September 2018 with a video TED link at: https://www.ted.com/talks/mcihelle_kuo_the_healing_power_of_reading . And the second by novelist, storyteller, and women rights activist Elif Shafak with her talk titled ““The Politics of Fiction”, TedGlobal2010 held in July 2010 with the video TET link at: https://www.ted.com/talks/elif_shafak_the_politics_of_fiction And in addition midway through this second hour, you’ll hear Kingston singer/songwriter Michelle Kasaboski with her cover of ‘If I Fell in Love’ off her 2018 ep called “Michelle Kasaboski: The Very Thought of You”.

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December 4, 2020, 4-5pm – first hour of a two hour show featuring the audio portion of two Ted Talks. The first, by spoken word poet Sarah Kay with her talk titled “If I Should Have a Daughter”, Ted2011 held in March 2011 with video TED link at: https://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_kay_if_i_should_have_a_daughter . And in the second, novelist Anne Lamott with her talk titled “12 Truths I Learned from Life and Writing”, Ted2017 held in April 2017 with a video TED link at: https://www.ted.com/talks/anne_lamott_12_truths_i_learned_from_life_and_writing . I would encourage you to watch the links as well to these.

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November 27, 2020, 5-6pm – second hour of a two hour show featuring, as part of that same event, you’ll hear readings by Eric Folsom, Carma Niceforo, Anne Graham, Nuard Tadevosyan, and Bruce Kauffman. And again, a bit of music and a variety of announcements.

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November 27, 2020, 4-5pm – first hour of a two hour show featuring, from again a telephone adaptation of our monthly ‘and the journey continues’ open mic event, you’ll hear readings by Ron Chase, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Bob MacKenzie, Meg Freer, and Gwen Whitford. There will be a bit of music and mention of CFRC’s annual funding throughout.

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November 20, 2020, 5-6pm – in this second hour of a two hour show, you’ll hear two Ted Talks. First, Poet Ali, “The Language of Being Human”, TedSummit,2019, July – https://www.ted.com/talks/poet_ali_the_language_of_being_human Later in the hour, Lera Boroditsky, “How Language Shapes the Way We Think”, TedWomen 2017, Nov. – https://www.ted.com/talks/lera_boroditsky_how_language_shapes_the_way_we_think In addition to those, I will also spend part of the hour talking about CFRC’s 15th Annual Funding Drive.

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November 20, 2020, 4-5pm – first hour of a two hour show featuring, from a telephone interview and reading held on November 11th, you’ll hear as my guest on the show, Pearl Pirie with her new poetry collection, “footlights”.

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November 13, 2020, 5-6pm – second hour of a two hour show featuring, again two Ted Talks along with sharing a bit about CFRC’s 15th Annual Funding Drive. The Talks: Cecilia Knapp – ‘Why you should write,’ Tedx Warwick 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTAquXIa1Fs AND Scott Griffin – ‘Poetry: Why it is important,’ Tedx Bishops, March 2013 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BzxTgeoCcY

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November 13, 2020, 4-5pm, first hour of a two hour show featuring two Ted Talks along with sharing a bit about CFRC’s 15th Annual Funding Drive. The talks: Stephen Burt – ‘Why people need poetry,’ TedGlobal Edinburgh, Scotland – June 2013 at https://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_burt_why_people_need_poetry#t-203563 AND Phil Kaye – ‘Why we tell stories,’ Tedx Middlebury College (Vermont) – November 2011 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7fWagDQyvg&t=5s

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November 6, 2020, 5-6pm – second hour of a two hour show, featuring first the final few minutes of The Page Lecture event from the first hour, and then featured for the remainder of the hour – you’ll hear poetry and talks by W.S. Merwin from two reading/talk events. The first a Jan. 22, 2012 Tedx Talk in Maui (“Connections”), and the second – a collection of clips excerpted from an Oct 21, 2010 reading and discussion at Poets House in NYC.

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November 6, 2020, 4-5pm – first hour of a two hour show featuring, from the October 20th virtual offering of this year’s The Page Lectures, you’ll hear Fred Wah, this year’s featured lecturer, with his lecture – “The Simple”. Please note that approximately 5 minutes of this event and my words after slip into the second hour here (the following post). I would highly suggest, as well, if you’d prefer, there is a full audio visual recording of this event on The Page Lectures FB group page – posted October 23, 3:16pm.

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