Bill Harley is a Grammy-winning storyteller and musician. He specializes in "growing up stories," but he doesn't aim to tell kids what to do. He's more interested in describing the experiences and feelings of childhood. He says his job is to make kids laugh, but you'll often find his whole audience in stitches. Harley joined us in studio June 6, 2012.
There never seems to be enough time in one hour to cover all the great books for our Holiday Book Show. Our panel of local booksellers agreed to stay just a little longer today for a web extra. Doug was joined by Betsy Burton of The King's English, Catherine Weller of Sam Weller's Bookstore and Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books.
Andy Orchard, Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at University of Oxford, joined us RadioWest to talk about the 1000+ year old saga of Beowulf. Here, he recites the opening lines in the original tongue. The Modern English comes from the newly published translation by J.R.R. Tolkien.