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Book Week 2.0 Schedule!


Coming soon to WRBH: Book Week 2.0!

Starting Monday, July 11th we’ll be switching from our regular schedule and digging into our archives of the past 10 years to bring you some of the best literature we’ve read, original interviews, Old Time Radio and more.

During this time, our studio will be under construction so we will not be recording volunteers. Also, our daily live news program, The Newspaper of the Air, will be temporarily shortened to one hour and air from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM during the weekdays.

The studio redesign has been made possible by a generous contribution from the Edward Wisner Donation. The Wisner Donation, a charitable trust given to the city of New Orleans in 1914, supports nonprofits like WRBH in the areas of beautification, education, recreation and human services. By enabling us to renovate our production studio, the Wisner Donation will help improve our volunteer experience and ability to serve our blind and print impaired listeners 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As promised, here is our schedule for next Monday, July 11th – Friday, July 15th:

6am to 8am:The Last Pirate:A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana by Tony Dokoupil and read by Peter Spera

8am to 9am:The Newspaper of the Air

9am to 12pm:A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O’Toole and read by Rosanna Shepherd 

12pm to 2pm:Yes Please by Amy Poehler and read by Jackie Bullock

2pm to 4pm:Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal and read by Jane Trucksis

4pm to 6pm:All The Truth Is Out There: The Week Politics Went Tabloid by Matt Bai and read by Peter Spera

6pm to 8pm: Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari and read by Ray Lang

8pm to 9pm:The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and read by Ellen Hazard 

9pm to 11pm:Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley and read by Allison Freeman

11pm to 1am:The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke and read by Tony Simmons

1am to 2am:Lets Pretend this Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson and read by Jane Trucksis

2am to 4am:Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection by Catherine Price and read by Elizabeth A.

4am to 6am: Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant and read by Natalia Gonzalez

Here’s a look at our studio as it is now and we’ll post an update of the new version once we are finished:

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