KSMU

Hi everyone,

Just a short reminder that the time for airing the KSMU interview this morning has been changed to 8:45 a.m. CT.

Yesterday I agreed to visit kids at Rountree Elementary in March. I do that school every year and am pleased to be invited.

I also accepted an invitation to speak at a teacher appreciation breakfast in another city in April. More about that later.

Today is my cousin’s 18th birthday. Happy birthday over there in Monett, Missouri, ALEXIS EGLESTON! I love you, sweetheart.

KSMU Public Radio interview

CORRECTION. THE AIR TIME FOR THE INTERVIEW DESCRIBED BELOW HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM 7:45 TO 8:45 a.m. CT IN THE MORNING. SORRY!

Hi everyone,

Okay, this time the KSMU interview with MICHELE SKALICKY, which includes my editor for THIS LIFE, RACHEL ELAINA KERSEY, is really going to be aired. At 7:45 a.m. CT tomorrow (Tuesday), here’s how to look for it.

This Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. CT I’ll be on Ozarks Public Radio KSMU, interviewed by an old friend, MICHELE SKALICKY. We’ll talk about my newest book and upcoming plans for others. Here’s the beautiful building that is home to the public TV and radio station. It’s located on the campus of Missouri State University. KSMU Public Radio reaches 40,000 listeners on a weekly basis. View the numerous ways you can listen to NPR and KSMU on the web or from your phone. Or manually load the streaming links into your favorite mobile app.MP3 encoding 128 kps Stereo


KSMU – http://ksmu.streamguys1.com/ksmu3
KSMU HD2 – http://ksmu.streamguys1.com/ksmu4
AAC encoding 128 kps Stereo
KSMU – http://ksmu.streamguys1.com/ksmu1
KSMU HD2 – http://ksmu.streamguys1.com/ksmu2
From your radio, hear KSMU in the following cities on these channels:
KSMU: 91.1 FM – Springfield
KSMS: 90.5 FM – Point Lookout/Branson
KSMW: 90.3 FM – West Plains
K204FX: 88.7 FM – Mountain Grove
k255AH: 98.9 FM – Joplin
K279AD: 103.7 FM – Neosho

It’s a KSMU Public Radio day

Hi everyone,

I look forward to meeting with MICHELE SKALICKY at KSMU this morning at 9:15 CT. Good news is that my editor for This Life, RACHEL ELAINA KERSEY, is joining us for the interview. Here’s Rachel on the day I signed the contract for the book. All the KSMU contact information is provided on my blog from two days ago.

I’ve very grateful for all the kind comments from readers who have finished reading This Life. Thank you very much! You can order a copy at this link: https://ozarksstudies.missouristate.edu/book-series.htm

Interview on Wednesday

Hi everyone,

This Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. CT I’ll be on Ozarks Public Radio KSMU, interviewed by an old friend, MICHELE SKALICKY. We’ll talk about my newest book and upcoming plans for others. Here’s the beautiful building that is home to the public TV and radio station. It’s located on the campus of Missouri State University. KSMU Public Radio reaches 40,000 listeners on a weekly basis. View the numerous ways you can listen to NPR and KSMU on the web or from your phone. Or manually load the streaming links into your favorite mobile app.MP3 encoding 128 kps Stereo


KSMU – http://ksmu.streamguys1.com/ksmu3
KSMU HD2 – http://ksmu.streamguys1.com/ksmu4
AAC encoding 128 kps Stereo
KSMU – http://ksmu.streamguys1.com/ksmu1
KSMU HD2 – http://ksmu.streamguys1.com/ksmu2
From your radio, hear KSMU in the following cities on these channels:
KSMU: 91.1 FM – Springfield
KSMS: 90.5 FM – Point Lookout/Branson
KSMW: 90.3 FM – West Plains
K204FX: 88.7 FM – Mountain Grove
k255AH: 98.9 FM – Joplin
K279AD: 103.7 FM – Neosho

Planning for April and cleaning my workspace

Hi everyone,

Yesterday morning (virtually of course) I read RUM PUM PUM to all the 1st grade classes at Rountree Elementary School in Springfield. They were good kids and asked intelligent questions.

I managed to edit my 2,400 word article down to slightly under 2,000 words. I hope to send it off to the editor by week’s end.

Plans for celebrating National Poetry Week continue to take shape. On April 6 I’ll do a virtual school visit to one or more schools in Columbia, Missouri as part of the Unbound Book Festival.

A virtual poetry reading hosted by Pagination Bookshop is now set for April 13 at 6:00 p.m. CST. The four readers will be Marcus Cafagna and Sara Burge (poets and professors from Missouri State University) Karen Craigo (journalist, editor and general manager of The Marshfield Mail, and current Missouri State Poet Laureate), and me.

Marcus and I will be presenting on KSMU in Springfield, time and date to be arranged. Springfield News-Leader is exploring story possibilities.

A program for Springfield-Greene County’s summer reading program is finished. It will be a 2-part event that won’t take place until June 2 and 3 at 10:00 a.m. I’m happy about progress so far.

As for today, I have a virtual doctor’s appointment, a phone chat with a colleague at Drury University to explore an idea that might involve me. Otherwise I hope to do some seriously needed decluttering around my work space.