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Continuing with my How’s It Going? series on local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, I spoke with Lauren Powers from The Buckeye Dog Grooming in Clintonville. Listen in to hear about the changes necessary to keep pets and their owners safe, as well as what the best way to keep your dog looking good between groomings (hint: it’s something you should be doing anyway).

Author Rachel Lynn Solomon has written four young adult books. Her debut adult novel, The Ex Talk, is a Library Reads January 2021 pick. Solomon worked in public radio in college and in her 20s. She shares with Doug how she drew on this experience for the book.

Steve Berry is a former attorney, an internationally renowned thriller writer, and founder of History Matters. He has over 20 million books in print in over 50 countries and 40 different languages. As part of his tour for his latest, The Kaiser’s Web, he will appear virtually with the Thurber House on February 26.

If you’re looking for a break from the various crises filling our lives right now, you might find some solace in reading up on a volatile moment in the United States’ past. This week we talk to Columbus author Karin Cecile Davidson on her first novel, Sybelia Drive, which released on October 6th from Braddock Avenue Books. 

The incredible impact of COVID-19 has been felt by everyone but few have been hit as hard as restaurants, live performance venues, and other public gathering places. Charlie Jackson, part owner of Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington and Grandview, talks with Doug about the impact of the shutdown and the innovations this local business has put in place.

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Arden Kaywin is a  singer, voice teacher, and vocal producer based in Los Angeles. She incorporates mindful awareness into her holistic approach to helping singers get out of their heads and realize their full potential for artistic expression. 
 

Arden and Daron discuss the kinds of obstacles professional singers run into and how navigating them invariably supports showing up for more fully in their personal lives.  

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Iconic broadcaster Jane Pauley will be in Columbus on January 9 with the Thurber House, and we talked about her career, her latest book, Your Life Calling, and how I’m “adorable.”

This may be the high point of my career.

Dr. Christine Horner helped led the fight to make insurance companies pay for breast reconstruction after mastectomies. The third edition of her book Waking the Warrior Goddess has just come out and she joins me to discuss steps that women can take to decrease the risk of breast cancer.

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Stand up comic, actor, and podcaster Erin Foley will be in Columbus on February 8 at the Woodlands Tavern. I talked to her about comedy, her Sports without Balls podcast, and my inability to understand sports or do stand-up.

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Six String Concerts

  October 18 Six String Concerts performer Nels Andrews tells Craft host Doug Dangler about his chauffeuring job with "The Countess of Glamor" and the "deep emotional pining" necessary to write his songs.

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Ohioana Book Awards

  Ohio author Louise Borden will receive the 2013 Ohio Book Award for Juvenile Literature for her book His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg. Listen above as she describes the story that inspired the book and her belief that one person can make a difference.

Joy M Kiser with her book, America's Other Audubon.
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  America's Other Audubon won Joy M. Kiser the 2013 Ohioana Book Award for a book about an Ohioan and tells the story of the Circleville, Ohio, family of Genevieve Jones. Jones set out to add to the ornithological work of John J. Audubon by creating the lavishly illustrated book Illustrations of the Nests and Birds of Ohio.

Neal Adams is acclaimed for many aspects of being a comic book illustrator, foremost among them his reinterpretation, along with Frank Miller, of Batman, turning the character and the comic book from an exercise in camp to the dark crusader better known in the recent Christopher Nolan movies. He'll be in Columbus September 20-22 with the Ohio ComicCon, along with a host of comic book creator, celebrities and vendors. I spoke to him recently about his work. 

Maureen Metcalf, author and local business-person, discusses her background and why she decided to go into coaching (hint: it was a result of changing jobs 5 times the first 5 years of her introductory career).