'Between The Covers' Offers Book Reviews For Radio Listeners

Jul 11, 2014

"Between The Covers" hosts Jennifer Reis (L) and Susan Thomas
Credit Grant Alden

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY 90.3 FM) has announced the addition of a book discussion program to its lineup.

“Between the Covers” is a community oriented talk show focusing on a new book every season with guests to include readers, experts and authors. The next program will air Sunday, July 20, at 3 p.m.

Susan Thomas, owner of CoffeeTree Books and The Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop in Morehead, and Jennifer Reis, faculty/coordinator of MSU's arts entrepreneurship program and gallery director, are the co-hosts of the program.

“I am always excited to talk about books with different people, listen to their perspectives and hear their thoughts and opinions. I hope this opens the door to more conversations in our community about ideas and the power of books,” said Thomas.

The programs will discuss some of the most engaging and thought-provoking contemporary fiction and non-fiction on the shelves with a rotating panel of engaged readers.

“Honestly, the idea of doing a community oriented, discussion based book show was one of those 3 a.m. thoughts.  I was awake and thinking about the role local bookstores play in our region, not just a place to buy books but also a community resource and the hub of a town,” said Reis.

On the July 20 program, “The Circle” by Dave Eggers will be discussed. A dark comedic novel about a fictional and highly successful social media company called The Circle, where Mae Holland is hired as a Customer Experience representative. Mae slowly becomes "encircled" by the corporation, whose sole mission is to have all experiences, images and thought by everyone available to all people.

Guests on the program include Stephen Middleton, instructor of mass communication, April Hobbs Nutter, web director, Toni Hobbs, director of creative and branding services, and Sasha Reinhardt, middle school educator. They will discuss issues of virtual privacy, data sharing, and the role of social media in contemporary culture.

Morehead State Public Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day from the campus of Morehead State University. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the MSPR network, which includes translator (88.3 FM) in Inez. MSPR serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.