A little nerdy conversation

I catch up with a dear friend of mine and talk about her goals, and then reminiscent of our time in highschool.

Lit Life: Mitchell Anderson and James Anderson discuss the relevance and significance of two novels.

In this recording, son and father discuss the life lessons and takeaways from the two books “The Picture of Dorian Gray” written by Oscar Wilde and “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey, and also how much of...

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Carly Wilson and Charolette Groce

Carly Wilson (39) shares a conversation with her grandmother, Charolette Groce (86), about Charolette’s childhood, her family, her children and grandchildren, and some of her favorite memories. Note: In this interview, Charolette misspoke and gave the incorrect date of her...

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Dave Scott and Keith Hardin

Keith Hardin (69) interviews his friend Dave Scott (74) about his career fighting wildfires for the U.S. Forest Service and about how the wildfires he fought inspired his book, "The Fury of the Beast."

An interview with an Author

A story about an author and his reason for writing

The Story of Hilmar de Moraes Part 4

Hear the story of Hilmar de Moraes, from childhood stories to achieving his job. Listen to his viewpoints and his wisdom. Pay close attention to his knowledge on the society and how to self-educate. Escute a história de Hilmar de...

How the Party Phone Line turned into Zoom Party Calls

My name is Emily Dunn, and I am 19 years old. I’ve had the internet and consumed digital media my entire life, so I wanted to sit down with someone who has experienced an entire evolution of media and communication....

The Impact of Literature: Alec Hill and Bill Haarlow discuss their reading habits and a few impactful works of fiction.

In this interview, Alec Hill and Bill Haarlow, both high school seniors in Illinois, talk about the role of reading in their lives. Additionally, Alec asks Bill to recommend a few impactful pieces of fiction that he must read to...

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Terry Brackett and Pamela Horowitz

Terry Brackett (73) shares a conversation with her friend Pamela Horowitz (75) one of the first lawyers at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Pamela talks about what drew her to civil rights and poverty litigation work, her career as an...

Laura Frei has many good memories of the county library and believes the area was blessed to have it

Recording April 24, 2018 – As a child, Laura Kay Paxman Frei and her sister, Vickie Ann Paxman Hatch, walked two miles with an armload of books to the St. George Library. After returning books, the girls loaded back up...

The world has changed since 1950

A wonderful interview that I had with Pam Feil on a Saturday afternoon in her backyard. I asked her various questions regarding her feelings about media and how it has evolved throughout her life.

Novel Wisdom Follow Up: Roshannah and Sameer Gaur follow up on their initial interview about Lord of the Flies

In this recording, Roshannah Gaur and her father discuss the relevance of Lord of the Flies in today’s world and the impact it has had on our respective lives.

The Show with Conor Dunne

In today’s inaugural episode of season one, Conor interviews guest Alison Albelda to discuss Fiction, important books to read and life.

A talk with my Dad

We talked about our child hood, memoriesof my mom, and our interests in short stories and novels.

a tail of two bookworms

My father tells me the story of how him and my mother started dating and soon after got engaged. Not only did he find his soulmate, he found his best friend who lifts him up and gave him the confidence...

To Kill A Mockingbird Discussion: Bianca Pope & Nicolette Pope discuss the novel and their takeaways from it.

In this recordimg, Nicolette and her mother, Bianca, debrief through the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” and discuss the biggest takeways, themes, characters, and more.

Practice interview

I talk with my classmate Vijval about childhood memories and people that inspire us.

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Carlotta Young and Bessie Goldman

Carlotta Young (57) interviews her Bookmobile patron Bessie Goldman (96) about Bessie’s love of reading, her childhood in Baltimore, her experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the advice she would like to share with others.

New Reading Perspectives: Insight about the learning that local mother Aqsa Godil has received from her childhood and adult readings.

In this recording, Hinsdale Central Student, Ameera Ilyas, and her mother, Aqsa Godil, talk about her mother's interaction in Pakistan, a third world country, with reading and how it has shaped her understanding of the world. In this interview, we...

Bill museum memories

Bill recalls his first museum and art memories