Katie Britton

Programming Notes: February 2014

Jan 31, 2014

Walk softly and carry a big radio.

Ahoy, WAMC Land! By now you know we’ve kicked off February with the winter fund drive, but like the frigid air, it will end and leave everyone all the happier for the great specials coming up this month.

Ruta Sepetys - Out of the Easy

Jan 3, 2014

Ruta Sepetys debut novel, Between Shades of Gray, took the literary world by storm winning dozens of awards and landing at the top of the ‘Best of’ lists, as she followed a 15 year old girl struggling to stay alive at a work camp in Siberia during World War II. 

Now in her much anticipated second novel, Out of the Easy, Sepetys brings us to 1950’s New Orleans, and a young girl trying to break free from the web of secrets that tie her to the French Quarter.

Programming Notes: January 2014

Dec 31, 2013

Well, folks, it’s a new year with endless possibilities ahead. Some of us watched the ball drop in Times Square, some rang in 2014 with friends and family, while others (like myself) decided it’s too hard to stay up that late and greeted the new year sometime after sunrise.

Jan Brett - Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella

Dec 17, 2013

  For decades children’s author Jan Brett has been enchanting people of all ages with her new and classic tales, and intricate illustrations. Her newest book is Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella. In this version, Brett magically transforms the fairy tale into an eighteenth-century Russian snowy wonderland, as Cinders falls in love with Prince Cockerel at the Ice Palace.

Holly Goldberg Sloan - Counting By 7s

Dec 10, 2013

Holly Goldberg Sloan has taken the literary world by storm with her novel Counting By 7s. As the characters defy the labels they’ve been branded with, the reader embarks on a humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking, journey of reflection and hope. We also learn, like with many things in life and our main character’s last name, it all comes down to Chance.

Sarah Dessen - The Moon and More

Dec 9, 2013

In time when most authors are writing about the end of the world, zombies and vampires, Sarah Dessen has remained true to her roots - and with wild success. For almost two decades, Dessen has delighted young adult readers with her stories of friendship, love, family and growing up. Her newest novel, The Moon and More is no exception. We’re brought back to Colby, North Carolina where we explore what constitutes as a family, and the fine balance between locals and vacationers.

Programming Notes 12/1/13

Dec 1, 2013

I love December. There’s nothing better than cuddling up on the couch with my favorite radio station on, grandma’s blanket wrapped around me,  and a hot toddy in hand as I enjoy the crackle of the fire place (ok, it’s the Yule log on TV, but the bright side is that I don’t have to worry about chimney maintenance). To help you get into the holiday mood this month, we have several specials to put you at ease as the race for last minute shopping and New Year’s plans reach their pinnacle of stress.

Programming Notes 11/1/13

Nov 1, 2013

Happy Thanksukkah!

That’s right folks we get a twofer this month with the awesome mash-up of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. This means double the food and double the special programming.

We’re kicking off the celebration on Wednesday November 27th at 11AM with Leonard Nimoy’s Hanukkah in Story and Song. This hour-long favorite returns and is celebrated with The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes. 

Samira Kawash - Candy

Oct 31, 2013

Tonight millions of costumed children will take to the streets in the hopes off filling their orange pumpkins with a bevy of candy. Whether it’s Kit Kats, peanut butter cups or Twix, sleep will not be had by the thousands riding out their sugar highs. So how did candy become a multi-billion dollar industry in America? Well, we have just the person to help us learn about the complex and enticing history of these sugary goodies. Samira Kawash is the author of Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, and tells us it comes to one fateful word: hyperpalatable.

Mary Pope Osborne - The Magic Tree House

Oct 4, 2013

For over twenty years Mary Pope Osborne has entertained and educated her readers with brother-sister team Jack and Annie as they explore the world in the Magic Tree House series. Each book is a new adventure for everyone as they meet people like Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, explore the moon, and experience the Great Depression firsthand.