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15 04, 2021

Podcast: Dr. Jason Oliver Chang on “Unmasking Yellow Peril”

By |April 15th, 2021|

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we were honored to welcome Dr. Jason Oliver Chang, Associate Professor of History, as well as Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut.  Dr. Chang’s work encompasses many aspects, from academic writing to public advocacy. We use

18 03, 2021

Podcast: Jasmon Drain, author of “Stateway’s Garden”

By |March 18th, 2021|

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, I have the honor of presenting a conversation with the author Jasmon Drain about his remarkable book of short stories, Stateway’s Garden. These linked stories explore characters who live in and are shaped by the Chicago public housing project Stateway

11 02, 2021

Podcast: Patrick T. Reardon author of “The Loop”

By |February 11th, 2021|

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we welcome writer Patrick T. Reardon to discuss his recent book The Loop: The “L” Tracks that Shaped and Saved Chicago.  The Loop argues that the rectangular loop of elevated train tracks in downtown Chicago is the single most important structure

14 01, 2021

Podcast: Poet Dan Chiasson on his new book “The Math Campers”

By |January 14th, 2021|

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, I have the honor of presenting a conversation with acclaimed poet and critic Dan Chiasson about his newest book of poetry, The Math Campers. Dan Chiasson is the poetry critic for The New Yorker, a frequent contributor to the New

12 11, 2020

Dr. Kishonna Gray talks “Intersectional Tech” on the Podcast

By |November 12th, 2020|

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we have the honor of talking to Dr. Kishonna Gray, author of Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming (Louisiana State University Press). Dr. Gray is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Gender and Women’s Studies, and an affiliate in Black

15 10, 2020

Cool Careers! A Special Youth Episode of the Podcast

By |October 15th, 2020|

This month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast is our first Youth and Family episode--with a theme of “Cool Careers!” Kary Henry, our School Outreach Coordinator, joins me as co-host to share interviews she conducted with a youth audience in mind. She hopes this episode will inspire fun conversations

13 08, 2020

Podcast: Jordan Melic’s YA Novel about Singapore History

By |August 13th, 2020|

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are very happy to welcome author Jordan Melic to discuss his fascinating debut novel A Tree to Take Us Up to Heaven. A Young Adult novel combining adventure, history, and mythology, A Tree to Take Us Up to Heaven

16 07, 2020

Antiracist Educator Christine Saxman on the DPL Podcast

By |July 16th, 2020|

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we welcome racial and social justice facilitator Christine Saxman to discuss the question, “how can white people accelerate racial justice?”  Christine describes herself as a “white woman fighting for racial justice and anti-racism as long as this social construct of

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