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The Check-In: Reading Through A Crisis

Kristofor Husted
KBIA host Janet Saidi is ready to take calls.

For today's episode as we head into the weekend, we try to think about how great it would be to simply escape right now -- to head to new horizons, a new place or time, and meet new people.

While actual travel is out of the question for most of us while we shelter-in-place because of the coronavirus pandemic, books can still take us places. They lift us up and take us right out of the anxiety, stress and fear we might be experiencing. 

Our guest today is novelist Alex George who is the founder and director of the Unbound Book Festival and also owns Columbia’s Skylark Bookshop.

We also talk with Jennifer Erickson with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Her organization offers stimulating classes and networks for adults over the age of 50.

To listen to the live show, tune in to KBIA 91.3 FM weekdays at noon. Also, leave us a voicemail at 877-532-0971 about how you are handling the isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kristofor left KBIA in fall of 2021
Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.