Wordy Birds Interviews

Liz Humes is an artist, writer, radio host, activist and mother. But mostly she just likes to read, think about ideas and listen to cool people talk. She has read a book a week since February 2005, when the first version of Wordy Birds debuted on WRIR 97.3 FM, which is now broadcast every Friday at noon from Richmond, Virginia.

All Wordy Birds interviews are conducted face-to-face with the authors. To listen outside of the Richmond metro area, the show is streamed live on www.wrir.org.

Liz is currently the President of the board of WRIR-LP FM. Prior to her involvement with Richmond Independent Radio, Liz was the publisher of Punchline, a free alternative weekly in Richmond. She has also worked with local and national publications including Vegetarian Times, the Richmond Times-DispatchStyle Weekly and the Greater Richmond Partnership Viewbook.

She is available for public speaking engagements, panel discussions and general book chat. Interested authors, publishers and publicists can contact her at lizs@writ.org.

Wordy Birds Interviews

Note: The interviews below are listed in order from most recent Great Lives presentations to earlier presentations. The original air dates are often different from the date of the actual lecture as many interviews are taped earlier for the Wordy Birds show.




 Original Air Date

Date of Great Lives Lecture

Under a Wing: A Memoir Reeve Lindbergh May 2, 2014 April 22, 2014
The Spartacus War Barry Strauss April 25, 2014 April 10, 2014
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Therese Anne Fowler March 21, 2014 March 18, 2014
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher Debby Applegate April 4, 2014 March 11, 2014
Femme Fatale:
Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari
Pat Shipman March 7, 2014 February 25, 2014
Native American Son:
The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe
Kate Buford February 28, 2014 February 20, 2014
 The Hatfields and McCoys Dean King August 23, 2013 February 11, 2014
Bob Dylan in America Sean Wilentz February 21, 2014 February 6, 2014

Bearing the Cross:
Martin Luther King Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

David J. Garrow February 7, 2014 February 4, 2014
 Jim Henson Brian Jay Jones October 25, 2013 January 28, 2014
 The Lincoln Deception David O. Stewart January 31, 2014 January 16, 2014



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