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

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. Jason Oliver Chang’s work encompasses many aspects, from academic writing to public advocacy. We use his zine “Unmasking… Read More

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

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 Gardens, which was torn down… Read More

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

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 in Chicago’s history. The book traces the… Read More

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

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 York Review of Books, and… Read More

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

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 Studies at the University of… Read More

Cool Careers! A Special Youth Episode of the Podcast

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 in your family about what… Read More

Podcast: Erik Gellman’s new book on Art Shay and Chicago Protest History

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are very happy to present a conversation with Erik Gellman, author of Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles through the Lens of Art Shay, a book that fuses photography and history to explore many “movements and moments” in the struggle for a more free and democratic… Read More

Podcast: Jordan Melic’s YA Novel about Singapore History

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 follows siblings Ah Ti and… Read More

Antiracist Educator Christine Saxman on the DPL Podcast

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 race exists.” She has worked… Read More

Sarah MacLean and Jen Prokop of Fated Mates talk romance on DPL Podcast

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are very happy to welcome our guests Sarah MacLean and Jen Prokop, hosts of the romance literature podcast, Fated Mates.  Sarah MacLean is a bestselling author of historical romance novels and Jen Prokop is a romance critic and teacher. Together on the Fated Mates… Read More

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