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So many books, so little time! Jim McKeown hosts this weekly review of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and biographies. Jim is a lifelong voracious reader who learned to read by the “rule of 50" - if he’s not engaged in the characters, the prose, or the plot by page 50, he puts in a book mark and returns it to the shelf. Likely Stories is a production of KWBU in Waco, Texas.
 
Downtown Depot is a new show from KWBU. Featuring host Austin Meek, the 30-minute show will look at the ins and outs of development in Waco. Each week you can hear interviews with local entrepreneurs, city officials, and people with a stake in developing our city on the Brazos. During the show you'll also hear updates about new businesses, closures and development rumblings around town. But we also want to hear from you. Is there a building or an update on development that you want to know a ...
 
Author and Baylor University professor Robert Darden tells stories - and plays recordings - from the Baylor University Libraries' Black Gospel Music Restoration Project in an on-going weekly series of two-minute segments. Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments explores the distinctly African-American sound of the "Golden Age of Gospel" (1945-1975). The series celebrates this fertile musical period in American history, presenting cultural snapshots that reveal the depth of a people, their communit ...
 
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I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. Two of my favori…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Jhumpa Lahiri has released six novels, and her latest, Whereabouts, is an eclectic series of short ruminations anywhere from one to about five pages. Her stories are lyrical, witty, interesting, with an ability to draw the reader from one story to the …
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Katlyn Greenidge is a spectacular young woman just coming out of her first novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman . She has won a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, among other awards. Libertie is her second novel. Libertie Sampson is the story …
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. According to Wikipedia. “Mary Jane Oliver passed on January 17, 2019. She was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is inspired by nature, rather than the human world, stemming from her lifelong passion for s…
 
In this episode, host Austin Meek talks with Jacob Green, co-founder of Keep Waco Loud. He talks about the growing arts and entertainment scene in Waco, and disclosing some exciting news about taking over the ownership and operation of an iconic Waco business with his wife, Katie Selman. Wendy Gragg from City Center Waco also joins in for "The Word…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Betcha’ thought I’d run out of novels set in Libraries and bookstores! Well, here is a story of love and depression. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is just what the book reviewer ordered. Matt is the author of the internationally bestselling memoirs…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. I have for you today the last of the six dramatic novels by Kent Haruf, The Tie That Bind. This story warns of potential dreadful results in a completely dysfunctional family. Kent won numerous awards, including a special citation from the PEN/Hemingwa…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Barbra Kingsolver is a widely read novelist. The Poisonwood Bible is one of her most admired works. The best parts of the book were those written by the mother, and the four children. The family is led by a Baptist Missionary determined to live out one…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Ever since high school, I have carried a secondary obsession with the ancient Greeks and the myriad gods, goddesses, nymphs, and warriors, like Achilles, Ajax, Hector, Paris, Hellen, and, of course, Odysseus. Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster.…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Maaza Mengiste is the author of The Shadow King. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is a Fulbright Scholar and professor with an MFA in the Creative Writing & Literary Translation program at Queens College. The story is based on the early days …
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. One of my earliest discoveries of British Women writers was Anita Brookner. Her novels are mostly short—under 200 pages—and she had a knack for delicate and detailed portraits of her characters. She wrote twenty novels including her 1988 Booker Prize n…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Every-once-in-a-while I come across a novel by Emily St. John Mandel. I skimmed some titles, but nothing caught my attention. When her fifth novel appeared— The Glass Hotel— the dust jacket intrigued me. She was a finalist for a National Book Award and…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels. He is the recipient of a MacArthrur Fellowship and the National Book Award, and he has a Pulitzer Prize and is a four-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His latest book is, The Overstory.…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Susan Minot grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Her superb novels include Monkeys, Evening, Folly, Lust & Other Stories. Poems 4 A.M. is her first volume of poetry. She currently lives on North Haven Island in Maine.…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Eley Williams is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is the author of Attrib. and Other Stories. Her work has appeared in The Penguin book of Contemporary British Short Stories . The Liar’s Dictionary is her first novel. She lives in Londo…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Margaret Atwood is one of the premier writers in English these days. She has, to her credit, fifteen collections of poetry, seventeen novels, eight pieces of short fiction, ten non-fiction works, as well as seven works for children, and three graphic n…
 
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