Judith Koll Healey is in the studio in the first half to talk about her novel, The Rebel Princess. It’s the second installment of her mystery series involving a 13th century French princess, Alais Capet. The first novel in the series is The Canterbury Papers.
In the second half of the show, playwright Maryann Lesert discusses her debut novel, Base Ten, the story of a promising young astronomer whose goal is to become an astronaut. Base Ten inaugurates a new series of books published by The Feminist Press and funded by the National Science Foundation called Women Writing Science, which confronts the challenges facing women in the sciences.
It’s all about the birthdays today on this Hiroshima Day edition of the Rockhouse. We’ll dive deep to celebrate the birthdays of Ronnie Spector (August 10) and Joe Tex (August 8) by listening to lots and lots of girls, and lots and lots of long, soulful raps.
Back to a not-specifically-themed RSST this week. Among other highlights, a short 2Tone set kicked off by the coming-soon (MN Zoo 8/11) English Beat, Buford O’Sullivan’s The Night Sky’s Turning Blue working its way into Hr. 1, inspired by a bright full moon doing just that to the night sky, a 4:00 4(+3) set of Megalith releases, and a Skallipop by Malaysia’s Gerhana Ska Cinta. Enjoy!