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This week, three call-in programs coming your way. All very different, all–of course–incredibly interesting.

Novelist, essayist, editor Mark Slouka.

On Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm, we welcome Mark Slouka to Readers & Writers, with guest co-hosts Jill Talbot and Paul Graham, both St. Lawrence University English professors. Mark is part of this year’s SLU Writers Series and will give a public reading and talk in Sykes Commons on Thursday, April 26 at 8 pm. We hope you’ll join us Tuesday evening for our conversation with this remarkable writer, whose work has been translated into 18 languages.

On Wednesday, April 25 at 11 am, Martha Foley and Amy Ivy of Clinton-Essex Cornell Cooperative Extension (who you hear talking about gardening with Martha every Monday morning) will join forces for a gardening call in. Amy is very well-informed about the joys and

Pokeweed: friendly edible and ornamental, or dreadful weed?

challenges of gardening in our climate. This is a great opportunity to ask your thorniest questions, seek advice, and share your successes. You can email your questions in advance of the program to martha@ncpr.org.

If you’re still listening–and want to pitch your two cents into the conversation, join us Thursday, April 26 at 11 am for a special north country call in with…

American lexicographer and radio program host Grant Barrett.

Grant Barrett, co-host of the popular A Way With Words, which airs Mondays at 1 pm on NCPR. Grant is here for the SUNY Potsdam Festival of the Arts , and will spend an hour with us, taking your word, slang, jargon, and usage questions and comments. If you’d like to send me your questions for Grant prior to the broadcast, email ellen@ncpr.org or post them to the NCPR Facebook page.

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