To delight you today, our spotlight is on Folk Tales from all over the world. Accomplished storyteller Elly Reidy retells "The Scholar and the Bird"; Liz Weir recounts her telling of an iconic Irish tale, "Jack and the Magic Horse", Julie Barnson of the Utah Storytelling Guild shares a folktale from Denmark called "Blockhead Hans".
Kids will be kids. National storyteller Donald Davis shares his iconic tale "Peas and Carrots". Donald's stories brings back memories of those family dinners and what do you do with all that food that seems to end up on your plate.
Your Mother's Day begins with one of our favorite storytellers, Kim Weitkamp telling an amazing tale about her mother, her family, and Elvis Presley called "WZIX". Includes Kim's original song, titled "A Song for Mom".
Do you need a little PERSPECTIVE in your life? Today we hope our talented writers and storytellers will give you a change in heart. Appio Hunter, Carly Riehle and Carol Estereicher share their insights into how they got a bit more perspective.
Salt Lake Community College has a Diversity Writing Program, which includes people from all walks of life. Today we spotlight the group "Gay Writes". The original poems and stories will touch your heart as well as your funny bone. Includes: Richard Clegg; Appio Hunter; Christina Ireland; Ked Kirkham; Doug Woodall; and the Radio Play "It's Just Dreadful" by Kelly Albretch.
It's Easter Sunday and you will enjoy Cathy and Dave's banter about eggs. This show spotlights a family tale called "Broken Bones" by one of our listener favorites, national storyteller veteran, Donald Davis. Donald creates and performs stories that reflect rural America in the 50's and 60's.
Linda Goodman is an author, storyteller and playwright. An Appalacian Mountain native of Melungeon descent, Linda draws on her roots to share one of her finest tales, "Jessie" a tale of love, magic, and the loss of innocence. After listening to this story, you will think twice about what you wish for.
Ted Erekson storyteller for over 28 years, has a wit and wisdom about him. Enjoy his storytelling abilities while he shares his tales including: "Wide Mouth Frog", "Nurse Jane"; and the powerful fable "What Seems Like A Curse".
It's our April Foods Day show featuring a variety of tales to bring a laugh to your heart. You will enjoy these Trickster stories. This show features a several of our National Storytellers. Ed Stivender retells Bre'r Possum and sings "50 Ways To Fool Your Mother". Len Cabral shares "How The Rabbit Lost It's Tale" and Ron Chick, shares his tall tale, "Hiss".
Spotlighting World Oral Health Day, which was celebrated this past week, we include a hilarious tale by Bil Lepp, an internationally-known storyteller and humorist. Bil is a FIVE time winner of the West Virginia's Liars' Contest. You will enjoy this outrageous tale called, "I Love My Dentist". Ed Stivender will also share his tongue in cheek tale, "Peanut Butter".