listener essay

Listener Essay - Recovery Letter

Nov 5, 2013

  Beth Manion is a mental health advocate, writer and public speaker whose work focuses on increasing awareness of issues surrounding mental illness.  She is a member of Board of Directors of The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts.   

Essay - Five Years Later

Sep 12, 2013

  Steve Lewis is a member of the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute faculty and freelance writer. He has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Spirituality and Health, and a biblically long list of parenting magazines and books (7 kids, 16 grandchildren). He is also a contributing writer for Talking Writing Magazine.

  Jeanne Hunter shares part of the life story of Manuel Bromberg.

Listener Essay - The Altar

Jun 14, 2013

    Lori Maki is an aspiring writer, passionate gardener, personal mentor, and an adoring Nana to four amazing grandkids.

She works as a writer and graphic designer for The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York. She lives in Brunswick New York with her husband Tim and their black lab puppy, Pepper.

Listener Essay - Big Book Sale

Jun 13, 2013


  Mark Nelson is the Volunteer Coordinator of the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District annual Big Book Sale, which runs from Friday June 14th thru Tuesday June 18 at the Poughkeepsie Business Park on Rt. 44. 

Listener Essay - The Retreat

May 23, 2013

   Dan New is a combat Vietnam Veteran and an artist who loves to write and photograph as expression of his life.

  Denise Hackert-Stoner lives in Loudonville, NY, and enjoys writing about and photographing nature. With her husband, Scott Stoner, she operates Naturelogues, which you can visit at

Music - Bumble Bee- LaVern Baker

Listener Essay - 17 Year Cicadas

May 7, 2013

    Tom Judson is an actor, musician and author living in Greene County, NY. His book "Laid Bare: Essays and Observations" is available at He writes a regular blog for Huffington Post and you can follow him on his website.

Listener Essay - Double Graduation

May 6, 2013

  Sharing the spotlight can be difficult, especially when it’s with your sibling. We hear these stories all the time on TV, whether it’s Serena versus Venus Williams or John and Jim Harbaugh coaching against each other in the Super Bowl.

Essayist Leighann Camarero tells us about the personal connection she has with these competitive siblings when it comes to mom and dad having to choose who to support.

Listener Essay - A Man of Letters

Apr 17, 2013

  This Listener Essay by Barbara Redfield is entitled "A Man of Letters."