Chérie Newman

Host and Producer

Chérie Newman is an arts and humanities producer and host for Montana Public Radio, and a freelance writer. Her weekly literary program, The Write Question, is broadcast on several public radio stations, and available online at PRX.org and MTPR.org.

Her articles, essays, and book reviews have been published in Montana Magazine, High Country News, the University of Montana Alumni Newsletter, Whitefish Review, the Billings Gazette, the Missoulian, Montana Senior News, Outside Bozeman Magazine, and on numerous websites.

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Memoir
6:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

"Clark Rockefeller" Fools Seasoned Journalist

Blood Will Out: The True Story of Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade, a memoir by Walt Kirn

Walter Kirn talks about and reads from his memoir Blood Will Out: The True Story of Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade.

About the Book:

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Fiction
6:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Walt Longmire and the Morman "lost boys"

A Serpent's Tooth, the ninth book in Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series

During this program, Wyoming author Craig Johnson talks about and reads from A Serpent's Tooth, the ninth book in his Walt Longmire Mystery series, which has been adapted for TV: Longmire on the Arts & Entertainment channel.

BOOK SYNOPSIS

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Community Foundations
11:54 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Montana's Community Foundations

Boats waiting for the start of the Flathead Dragon Boat Festival races.

Links to resources and more information about the three Community Foundations featured in this program:

Flathead Community Foundation, Lucy Smith, Executive Director:  Women Who Wine, Dragon Boat Festival, philanthropist opportunities

Seeley Lake Community Foundation, Stan Nicholson and Lee Boman, Board Members:  stove changeout program, skies for kids, Norman Mclean Trail

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Memoir
5:20 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, a memoir by Alexandra Fuller

Wyoming author Alexandra Fuller talks about and reads from her third memoir, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness.

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Fiction
6:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Debut Novel Explores Transgender and Ethnic Issues

For Today I Am A Boy, by Kim Fu

Kim Fu talks about and reads from her debut novel, For Today I Am A Boy.

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Peter Huang and his sisters—elegant Adele, shrewd Helen, and Bonnie the bon vivant— grow up in a house of many secrets, then escape the confines of small-town Ontario and spread from Montreal to California to Berlin. Peter’s own journey is obstructed by playground bullies, masochistic lovers, Christian ex-gays, and the ever-present shadow of his Chinese father.

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Jazz
6:25 am
Sun March 23, 2014

Jazzoula 2014

Jazzoula 2014

Michael Marsolek talks with Jazzoula founder Bruce Micklus and musician Jeff Stickney, who will be inducted into the Jazzoula Hall of Fame during this year's festival.

The festival runs for four nights in the parish center at St. Anthony Church. This year’s lineup includes 20-plus bands and 75 to 100 musicians playing in a nightclub-like atmosphere.

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Memoir
6:33 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Badluck Way, the Story of a Man, a Wolf, and Their Ultimate Collision

Badluck Way, a memoir by Bryce Andews

Bryce Andrews talks about his decision to move to a cattle ranch in Montana and about the memoir he wrote about his experiences there, Badluck Way. He also reads two passages from the book.

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Author Interview
6:15 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Beyond Stereotypes of American Indian Women

During this program Julie Cajune — an American Indian storyteller, educator, and actress — talks about writing the stories in her one-woman play titled “Belief.” She also describes the process of collaborating with writer and poet Jennifer Finley and stage director Linda Grinde

"Belief" is a multidimensional performance, a unique mixture of interconnected Salish women’s stories, poetry, and live music.

The music in this program was written and performed by John Floridis.

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Kid Writers
9:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Kid Writers Read Their Stories and Poems, LIVE, This Afternoon

Participants write during a recent weekend workshop offered by the Missoula Writing Collaborative

Margie Dougherty-Goodburn and several kids who participated in recent workshops through the Missoula Writing Collaborative will be in Studio A this afternoon during Pea Green Boat (4 - 5 p.m.). They'll take turns reading their stories and poems and talk about the process of writing.

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YA Fiction
6:16 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Blythe Woolston's Novel Chronicles YA Terrorist

Black Helicopters, a YA novel by Blythe Woolston

During this program Chérie Newman talks with Billings, Montana, author Blythe Woolston about her new novel for young adult readers, Black Helicopters. First question:  "Why was terrorism an idea you wanted to explore with your writing?"

From the publisher:

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