Author Archives: Doug Dangler

About Doug Dangler

Current: Host of Craft on WCBE, 90.5 FM, central Ohio's NPR station. Former: creator, host, and producer of Writers Talk

Loudon Wainwright III returns to Columbus

In the summer of 1992, I had  moved to Columbus with my wife so she could attend medical school. I was working odd jobs, including a lunch and dinner shifts at a seedy Italian restaurant I was convinced was run … Continue reading

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Masha Hamilton on the perfume of people in war

Journalist, novelist, and public speaker Masha Hamilton is the 2017 John E. Nance writer in residence with the Thurber House and will appear with Evenings with Authors on November 14. She’s covered conflicts across the globe, from the fall of … Continue reading

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Ohio State University Professor Ruchika Prakash on mindfulness

I’ve tried to meditate, but never got it to work. I’ve focused on my breath, let ideas go past unnoticed, and still haven’t gotten to the peaceful state described in writings about meditation. Serenity now! Ohio State University Associate Professor … Continue reading

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Brian Kilmeade co-authors book on Andrew Jackson

Brian Kilmeade, co author of three books, will appear with the Thurber House Evenings with Authors series on Thursday, November 2 to discuss his latest Historical Thriller “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle that Shaped America’s … Continue reading

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Craft Halloween Special 2017

If it’s Halloween, it must be time for a  Craft Halloween special. Here it is: all the heartwarming family fun you could ask for in a show filled tenderness, beauty, and a pile of cats and dogs burning in front of … Continue reading

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Marisa Silver: Sometimes you have to change

Ohioana Marisa Silver was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an O. Henry Prize, and, on October 6, a 2017 Ohioana Awards. Join us as we talk about her time in Ohio (think overcast skies), her background working … Continue reading

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Lisa Black: Murder in Cleveland

If you’ve watched CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and CSI: Cyber or even CSI: Pickerington and wondered what really happens during a crime scene investigation, then Lisa Black is the author for you. She spent five years working at … Continue reading

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Sally Fingerett: Raised by wolves

Sally Fingerett was raised by wolves. Her words. Join us for an exploration of the childhood of this singer-songwriter and founding member of Four Bitchin’ Babes, how being Jewish and born on Christmas Day affected her, and the ways that … Continue reading

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Bruce Campbell: Columbus and the Evil Dead

Actor, producer, and author Bruce Campbell has been in a lot of movies that I’ve enjoyed, like the Evil Dead movie franchise, which is now a TV show on Starz Channel (Ash vs. Evil Dead). But perhaps my favorite is … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Summer: Nick White tells all

Ohio State Professor Nick White had a secret, one he didn’t want to tell himself or anyone else: he was gay. But, like most secrets, it eventually came to light, for him in a surprisingly hopeful way. The protagonist of his … Continue reading

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