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March 20, 2019 @ 6:21 am

Episode 44: Christina Baker Kline

We speak with writer Christina Baker Kline. She will be one of the featured authors in this week’s Montclair Literary Festival discussing her new novel,  a piece of the world. Christina has also written five non-fiction books and seven novels including the NY Times best-selling Orphan Train

A former citizen of Montclair, Christina has often written on the feminist perspective and on women’s issues. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, and The Yale Review, among other places.

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March 17, 2019 @ 10:15 am

Episode 43: Richard Thompson

We speak with with legendary folk-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Richard Thompson. He’s a brilliant guitarist, a witty and articulate lyricist and storyteller, and a frequent innovator. His career started with the folk-rock band Fairport Convention in 1967 and he has toured, recorded and headlined with Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Don Henly, David Byrne, and Elvis Costello. We talk with him about his career and about his upcoming book Beeswing: Britain, Folk Rock and the End of the 60's.

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March 13, 2019 @ 7:25 am

Episode 42: Zara Phillips

Zara Phillips will be a featured guest at this years Montclair Literary Festival. She talks with Margo about her career as a young woman as a backing singer with many musical acts, including Bob Geldof, Matt Bianco, Nick Kamen, David Essex and John Illsley. 

She talks about her work speaking about adoption and her new book “Somebody’s Daughter--- A moving journey of discovery, recovery and adoption.” in which she shares her journey of being an adopted child in search of her birth mother and a young performer fighting addiction.

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March 10, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 41: Montclair Literary Festival

We speak with Jacqueline Mroz and Catherine Platt of the Montclair Literary Festival.  We have an amazingly vibrant arts and culture scene in our town and three years ago, Jacqueline and Catherine created the Montclair Literary Festival to celebrate the love of reading and raise funds for Succeed2gether's academic programs. They tell the story of how they came to create the festival, share with us which famous authors they have on deck for this year's event and what it took to bring this world-class cultural event to our town.

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March 3, 2019 @ 6:30 am

Episode 40: Watchung Booksellers

We speak with Margot Sage-El of Watchung Booksellers, famously, the independent bookstore for Montclair that supports and contributes to a thriving literary community, including over 60 published local authors, and uncountable publishing and media professionals. They are fierce supporters of the community, contributing to and working with local schools serving our children, the Montclair Public Library, the Montclair Fund for Eductional Excellence and the Adult School of Montclair.

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February 24, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 39: Jacklyn Kling Distinctive Framework & Gallery

We speak with Jacklyn Kling of Jacklyn Kling Distinctive Framework & Gallery  located in Montclair for over 30 years. She and her husband, Roger, are both devoted to fine art and trained in the best conservation techniques and methods.  When visiting their shop, you are surrounded by high quality art and framing craftsmanship.  We get some insights on her family’s craft and learn some tips and secrets for perfect framing!

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February 17, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 38: Well-Made Nutrition

We speak with Montclair State Universtiy alum Chelsea Caravella, owner of Well Made Nutrition. She shares what inspired her to create a plant-based nutrition practice designed to teach individuals to "love the food that loves them back," and how even vegans can find places to eat with their carnivore boyfriends in the restaurants around Montclair.

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February 10, 2019 @ 7:00 am

Episode 37: Vanillamore

We speak with Vanillamore’s chef and owner, Risa Magid Boyer. Risa grew up in Northern New Jersey thinking she would be a graphic artist one day.  But while a student at Northeastern University in Boston, something made Risa completely change her path.  Now Risa shares the story of why she created Vanillamore and what’s behind the design. 

After Jo did the interview with Risa, she popped in at Vanillamore on a cold night where she and her husband enjoyed delicious drinks off the menu of hot chocolates and a sweet and savory dessert tray. While they were there, another couple learned of the gender of their baby when after their meal, a Vanillamore pastry chef served them a dessert she created with a blue center.  It was quite the scene with everyone around them gathering and applauding for the good news!!

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February 3, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Episode 36: Oscar Shorts Montclair

We speak with Oscar Shorts Film Festival founders producers, Corinna Sager and Jeanne Reilly about what inspired them to bring awareness to short films. This year's festival, called Celebrate the Underdog, starts at 10 am on Saturday, February 16th at The Buzz Aldrin School.

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January 27, 2019 @ 7:00 am

Episode 35: Tracey Diamond Designs

In this episode, we speak with Tracey Diamond of Tracey Diamond Designs.  Tracey has run her own business in graphic design, branding and social media here in Montclair for the last ten years, helping others in this town and beyond. To us she is our co-worker and friend who has contributed so much to the success of Podclair by shaping our brand that we thought we'd have her share her knowledge with you, our viewers, as we discuss the fast changing business environment of today's retail and marketing world. 

She also let's us in on what the future holds as she pursues her artistic aspirations!

Check out the episode show notes for more on Tracey's design style, inspirations and fine art pieces.




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