May 28 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 9.07.39 AMOur guest is the distinguished author John Allan Savolaine, whose book detailing the infamous shark attacks along the New Jersey shore in the summer of 1916 has just been released. Titled Stanley Fisher: Shark Attack Hero of a Bygone Age, Mr. Savolaine describes the personal bravery of one man, Stanley Fisher, supported by the townspeople of Matawan, who attempted to rescue young victims of the attacks that would later influence Peter Benchley. Join us as a Victorian shore community comes face-to-face with a strange terror during a time of world war.

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Camp Sagamore & Lusitania

May 21 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 11.23.26 PMJoin us as we welcome Garet Livermore, executive director of Great Camp
Sagamore, in the Adirondacks. Built in 1897, Sagamore is one of the nation’s
finest surviving Great Camps, and profoundly influenced the American Rustic
Style (c.1890-1920). In 1901 Alfred Vanderbilt bought the estate and directed
much of its architectural expansion into a preeminent summer retreat. After his death in the Lusitania disaster, this work was continued by his widow, Margaret Emerson. Mr. Livermore will illuminate for us this unique cultural resource.






More at: greatcampsagamore.org


May 21 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 8.25.12 PMEd marks the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7 by describing the ship, its construction and interior design, passengers and crew, and lost art. He will also review of Eric Larson’s recent book on the disaster, Dead Wake, with its emphasis on the naval and governmental oversights that made the sinking probable.

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Antiquarian Book Fair & Sousa

May 14 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 11.31.48 PMOur guest is Jay Platt, a friend of the show and owner of Ann Arbor’s landmark West Side Book Shop. Jay will spotlight the 38th Annual Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair, which he organizes, taking place Sunday, May 22, from 11:00-5:00
p.m., in the Michigan Union Ballroom. Jay will describe the importance of the fair to our region, the myriad dealers from around the country who will be there, and a sampling of the kinds of rare books, maps, photographs, and ephemera that will be for sale. Don’t know what ‘ephemera’ is? You’d better tune in!

More at: annarborbookfair.com

May 14 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

John_Philip_Sousa2Distinguished Eastern Michigan University professor, Dr. Jerry Robbins, will join us to celebrate the legacy of John Philip Sousa, and highlight an upcoming concert at the historic Michigan Theatre, on Sunday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m. Featured will be the Washtenaw Community Concert Band, which will reprise the famous 1899 concert by Sousa and his band in Ann Arbor.

More at: wccband.org

Clearly, some planning will be required to attend both these events on May 22!


Indigenous Beauty

May 7 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

David-W-Penney-2-23As Ed spends the Mother’s Day weekend with his family, please enjoy an encore broadcast of his interview with Dr. David Penney, curator of The Toledo Museum of Art’s monumental exhibition, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection, on view through Sunday, May 8. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the TMA, and experience 120 beautiful works spanning cultures across the continent.