Arts + Life
1:50 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Broadcaster Jane Pauley terms me “adorable”

Image of cover from Jane Pauley's book

Iconic broadcaster Jane Pauley will be in Columbus on January 9 with the Thurber House, and we talked about her career, her latest book, Your Life Calling, and how I’m “adorable.”

This may be the high point of my career.

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8:22 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Decreasing your risk of breast cancer: A talk with surgeon and author Dr. Christine Horner

Dr. Christine Horner helped led the fight to make insurance companies pay for breast reconstruction after mastectomies. The third edition of her book Waking the Warrior Goddess has just come out and she joins me to discuss steps that women can take to decrease the risk of breast cancer.

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Arts + Life
7:55 am
Sat January 4, 2014

The very funny Erin Foley stops by to talk sports and laugh at my pain

Erin Foley poster
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Stand up comic, actor, and podcaster Erin Foley will be in Columbus on February 8 at the Woodlands Tavern. I talked to her about comedy, her Sports without Balls podcast, and my inability to understand sports or do stand-up.

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Arts + Life
8:24 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Nels Andrews: basis for writing is "Deep emotional pining"

Credit Six String Concerts

  October 18 Six String Concerts performer Nels Andrews tells Craft host Doug Dangler about his chauffeuring job with "The Countess of Glamor" and the "deep emotional pining" necessary to write his songs.

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8:52 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Ohioana Book Award Winner Louise Borden

Ohioana Book Award winner Louise Borden
Credit Ohioana Book Awards

  Ohio author Louise Borden will receive the 2013 Ohio Book Award for Juvenile Literature for her book His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg. Listen above as she describes the story that inspired the book and her belief that one person can make a difference.

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Arts + Life
9:26 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Ohioana Book Award Winner Tells the Story of a Bird Family

Joy M Kiser with her book, America's Other Audubon.
Credit Ohioana

  America's Other Audubon won Joy M. Kiser the 2013 Ohioana Book Award for a book about an Ohioan and tells the story of the Circleville, Ohio, family of Genevieve Jones. Jones set out to add to the ornithological work of John J. Audubon by creating the lavishly illustrated book Illustrations of the Nests and Birds of Ohio.

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Arts + Life
8:46 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Neal Adams on the Ohio ComiCon and responsible comics

Neal Adams is acclaimed for many aspects of being a comic book illustrator, foremost among them his reinterpretation, along with Frank Miller, of Batman, turning the character and the comic book from an exercise in camp to the dark crusader better known in the recent Christopher Nolan movies. He'll be in Columbus September 20-22 with the Ohio ComicCon, along with a host of comic book creator, celebrities and vendors. I spoke to him recently about his work. 

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Arts + Life
4:02 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Craft's First Guest, Maureen Metcalf Part 1

Maureen Metcalf, author and local business-person, discusses her background and why she decided to go into coaching (hint: it was a result of changing jobs 5 times the first 5 years of her introductory career).

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