Public Radio (WMKY 90.3 FM) has announced the addition of a book discussion program
to its lineup.
Covers” is a community oriented talk show focusing on a new book every season with
guests to include readers, experts and authors. The next program will air
Sunday, July 20, at 3 p.m.
owner of CoffeeTree Books and The Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop in Morehead, and
Jennifer Reis, faculty/coordinator of MSU's arts entrepreneurship program and gallery
director, are the co-hosts of the program.
“I am always
excited to talk about books with different people, listen to their perspectives
and hear their thoughts and opinions. I hope this opens the door to more
conversations in our community about ideas and the power of books,” said
The programs will
discuss some of the most engaging and thought-provoking contemporary fiction
and non-fiction on the shelves with a rotating panel of engaged readers.
idea of doing a community oriented, discussion based book show was one of those
3 a.m. thoughts. I was awake and thinking about the role local bookstores
play in our region, not just a place to buy books but also a community resource
and the hub of a town,” said Reis.
On the July 20
program, “The Circle” by Dave Eggers will be discussed. A dark comedic
novel about a fictional and highly successful social media company called The
Circle, where Mae Holland is hired as a Customer Experience representative. Mae
slowly becomes "encircled" by the corporation, whose sole mission is
to have all experiences, images and thought by everyone available to all people.
Guests on the
program include Stephen Middleton, instructor of mass communication, April
Hobbs Nutter, web director, Toni Hobbs, director of creative and branding
services, and Sasha Reinhardt, middle school educator. They will discuss issues
of virtual privacy, data sharing, and the role of social media in contemporary
Public Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day from the campus of Morehead State
University. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the MSPR network,
which includes translator (88.3 FM) in Inez. MSPR serves more than 20 counties
in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.
Information is available
by calling MSPR at 606-783-2001 or log on to www.wmky.org.
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