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Cumberland County author living with Parkinson’s starts podcast after losing his ability to write

On The Spark Thursday, we were joined by Terry Walters, a Cumberland county author living with Parkinson’s disease, who discussed his story and career. After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease about twelve years ago, he nearly lost his ability to write but found another way to be creative through his new podcast, Alex and Terry’s Boomer MusicCast.

By Aniya Faulcon

Lancaster author shares her experience with OCD and new children’s picture books that address complex emotions

Jessica Whipple, Lancaster poet and author of Enough Is and I Think I Think a Lot joined us on The Spark Tuesday to discuss her books, poetry, and connection to her work.

By Aniya Faulcon

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Famed Pittsburgh-born history author David McCullough dies at age 89

“I grew up in a town, a city with such an abundance of history that we heard about history, and the history of Pittsburgh, not only in school but at the dinner table and the family’s stories.”

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Author Sam Quinones writes fentanyl and methamphetamine are dominating streets today

THE LEAST OF US: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth
By Scott LaMar/WITF

Interview with author Nicholas Crane and a tale of adventure and scientific discovery

Award-winning writer and journalist Nicholas Crane has traveled extensively and perhaps this is what drew him to write about one of the world’s greatest scientific expeditions.

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Author explores the legend of two friends fighting on opposite sides of a conflict

Author Tom McMillan on his book “Armistead and Hancock: Behind the Gettysburg Legend of Two Friends at the Turning Point of the Civil War”

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Could inflation slow economic recovery?

New book provides insights into political gerrymandering

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Cybersecurity should be a huge priority after events of last few weeks

New book details how military vets recover with the help of nature

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

New book details the importance of movement and music in battling brain disease

By Merideth Bucher/WITF