Produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and hosted by Jean Feraca, "Here on Earth" is a live cultural affairs call-in talk show that introduces extraordinary people from across the world whose stories instill passion and connect deeply with listeners each weekend. Join us live from 3PM to 5PM Eastern time every Saturday and Sunday. The show is streamed live at hereonearth.org.
Pope Benedict XVI will name Hildegard of Bingen a Doctor of the Church this year- making her only the fourth woman to be so honored. Women of Spirit had a huge impact on me. Barbara Newman, a world-class scholar, revisits the series.
Annie Lanzillotto has been a frequent guest on Here On Earth, delighting us with her songs, stories and poems. Annie's memoir , L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir, debuts next fall, but I couldn't leave WPR without a sneak preview.
For this very special last round-up poetry circle, Molly Peacock has chosen two poems by Emily Dickinson. Look for the poems on our website and be sure to bring your own choice of favorite poem of the season (not your own, please), to the circle.
Jean recounts that throughout most of her many years on WPR, Parker has been her friend and mentor. She pays tribute to how much she learned from him, and how his ideas have been crucial both to her own development and to her ideas about talk radio.