listener essay

Elisa Meredith is a counselor and writer. She can be found with pen and notebook in various independent coffeehouses throughout the Capital Region.

Music - The Beach Boys - "Vegetables"

This listener essay is by Mel Quinlan.

Listener Essay - No Golf in the Kingdom

Jul 26, 2012

Will Nixon is the author of several poetry books as well as a co-author with Michael Perkins of Walking Woodstock: Journeys into the Wild Heart of America's Most Famous Small Town. He blogs about poetry at

Lewis Gardner is a playwright and actor who lives in Woodstock.

Jeanne Hunter lives in Catskill, NY.

Kathy Curto is a published writing living in Cold Spring with her husband, their four children and one big dog. 

April Kennedy is a voice artist and writer and is proud to serve as the 1st Ward Councilmember on the Cohoes Common Council. She began her writing career by taking memoir classes, sponsored by Poet's and Writer's, in her local library.

Music - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Dinah Washington

Laurie Stillwell lives in Rexford with her husband and daughter. Her CPA practice in Saratoga Springs is a proud WAMC underwriter.

Listener Essay - Thoughts on Cleaning

Mar 26, 2012

In this Listener Essay, Maggie MacDonald shares her thoughts about house cleaning.

Pawlet, VT – Eve Ogden Schaub is a writer living in Pawlet, Vermont. You can read more about her family's No Sugar adventures at her blog:


Brett Barry is a Hudson Valley audio producer and voice-over actor. 

Albany, NY – Periodically we air essays written and read by area writers. We call them "Listener Essays" and this is one of them.

Albany, NY – Bruce Littlefield is a best-selling author and lifestyle expert. He joins us a modern day Erma Bombeck.