In the first half, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman joins us to talk about his newest novel for young people, How to Steal a Car.
In the second half, James Levine discusses his book, The Blue Notebook, a novel inspired by the plight of child sex workers in Mumbai. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns said, “_The Blue Notebook_ is a deeply moving story and a searing reminder of the resilience of the human spirit. It is a tribute to how writing can give meaning and help one transcend even the most harrowing circumstances. The voice of Batuk, the unforgettable child prostitute heroine, will stay with the reader a long, long time.”
Today marks the anniversary of the birth of the great Hank Williams in 1923. To celebrate his impact, DJ Fathertime joins us in the studio for three hours of country music as presented by some perennial Rockhouse favorites.
The second entry in the RSST’s Hour 1 Classic Ska Label series really shoulda been the first, but y’know how it goes sometimes… the 1st shall be 2nd, and the 2nd shall be 1st, or something like that… Anyhoo, this week it’s a salute to C.S. Coxsone Dodd’s Studio 1. Cedric Im Brooks, circa ’73, also turns up in hour 1 covering Don Drummond. Sherwood B. Funn’s likin’ the longies again this week, especially Lee Morgan’s 10mn.+ The Sidewinder, and the 4:00 4(+1)-in-a-row salutes King Django this week. Also enjoy Lollipop Of The Week #27 by label-free UK skiffle-tronic outfit Uncle’s Leg.