Wisconsin Book Festival 2004

October 17, 2004

It’s a mob scene in Madison, Wisconsin as novelist Mark Winegardner reveals the new Godfather.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge our yearly stage show at the Wisconsin Book Festival. Guests also include singer/songwriter Jane Siberry and the humor writers from The Onion.

This hour was produced live on-stage at the Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wisconsin where we were the guests of the Wisconsin Book Festival. Our house band for the occasion consists of Sean Michael Dargan on guitar and vocals; Michael Brenneis on drums; Tom Broeske on bass and vocals and Dan Kennedy on guitar and vocals.

  1. Mark Winegardner on "The Godfather Returns"

    Jim Fleming talks with Mark Winegardner about his new book, “The Godfather Returns,” and what it was like to step into Mario Puzo’s shoes.

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  2. John Krewson, Peter Keochley and Maria Schneider on The Onion

    Steve Paulson chats with three writers from “The Onion” - the satirical newspaper that started out here in Madison.

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  3. Jane Siberry on Her Music

    Jane Siberry is a recording artist who’s worked in all sorts of popular music genres.  Anne Strainchamps talks with Jane Siberry about her music, prose and poetry.

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  4. Charles Baxter and Richard Bausch on Book Tours

    Charles Baxter and Richard Bausch are both successful American writers and good friends.  They talk with Steve Paulson about the pitfalls and perils of doing book tours. 

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