I’d like to thank Constance Spasojevich for letting me know about this.
A Chapter A Day
You will still find interesting local shows scattered among the radio stations of the Midwest. One of these is A Chapter A Day from Wisconsin Public Radio. It’s a simple enough concept. They find an interesting book and read a chapter every day.
According to their website:
Started in 1931, “Chapter a Day” is WPR’s longest running program. Jim Fleming, Norman Gilliland, Susan Sweeney and Michele Good read a chapter from a book for a half hour each weekday. Genres are predominately contemporary and range from works of fiction, history and biography. “Chapter A Day” can be heard weekdays on the Ideas Network at 12:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The Long Winter
Of all the “Little House” books the one most frequently selected for set time, single shot production is The Long Winter. Once again it has been selected.
The Long Winter will be read Monday, December 3 through Friday, December 14, 2018. This recording was read by Carol Cowan in 1990.
Not Much Time
Although they have an archive of past readings, it looks like older broadcasts are only a list of what was read with a book description. They say, “Due to publisher and copyright restrictions, audio archives are only available for one week after a book is read on the air.” So you don’t have much time to check it out.
While they last, here are the archives. Give a listen! This isn’t the Cherry Jones recordings, but a local production – with permission.
Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.