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Judith Krummeck

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Judith is WBJC's afternoon host. Her full bio can be read here.

Sep. 04 2021

Booknotes talks to indie publisher, Woodhall Press

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        Woodhall Press is an independent publisher operating (mainly) out of Connecticut. I spoke with CEO, David LeGere, and COO, Matthew Winkler, about the landscape for indie presses in the current publishing climate.      

Aug. 25 2021

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day with Poetry

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      To mark the annual celebration of Women’s Equality Day—commemorating the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote—I spoke with Teri Ellen Cross Davis, award-winning poet and Poetry Coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library.        

Aug. 15 2021

Dr. Leana Wen’s journey in the fight for public health

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    Dr. Leana Wen, former health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, has just published a book called “Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health.” To her way of thinking, public health is not limited only to the medical field.            

Aug. 07 2021

Dr. Leana Wen turned writer on Booknotes

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    “Public health saved your life today— you just don’t know it” — Leana Wen   Leana Wen’s book Lifelines is part memoir, part celebration of public health—and it’s altogether timely.      

Jun. 18 2021

Juneteenth 2021

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Juneteenth—June 19th—is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. Sistah Joy Alford, Poet Laureate of Prince George’s Country, shares some thoughts.  

Jun. 05 2021

Booknotes comes of age with Mary Jane

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Jessica Anya Blau‘s fifth novel is a coming-of-age story set in Baltimore. The author is as much of a delight as her protagonist.  

Jun. 02 2021

Finding Herself in Her Father’s Life

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    “Learning about one another and learning how to care for one another throughout life’s stages is essential to loving and satisfying relationships with our aging family members,” says author, Nancie Laird Young, whose memoir, Tea with Dad: Finding Myself in My Father’s Life, is out this month.  

May. 08 2021

Confederados on Booknotes

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        While Americans have been deeply absorbed with the topic of immigration for generations, emigration from the United States has been almost entirely ignored. A new book by Alan Marcus examines the largest organized group of white Americans ever to emigrate from the United States voluntarily.              

Apr. 03 2021

Booknotes investigates self-publishing

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      Michelle Madow, who grew up in Maryland and now makes her home in Florida, is a bestselling author of fast-paced, young adult fantasy novels. She has realized her dream of making a career as a full-time writer by self-publishing the multiple books she puts out a year. She still has a 410 phone […]

Mar. 06 2021

Booknotes and one of the driving forces behind Folger Shakespeare

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  Janet Alexander Griffin, who has shaped the vision and strategy for all of Folger’s cultural programming including theater performances, music concerts, poetry readings, talks, and other humanities programs, will retire on March 31st. It was my pleasure to reflect on her tenure of 44 years.  

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