We’re very pleased to announce that, after many months of recording and editing, our collaboration with Colorado College Professor and Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason will come to fruition this Saturday, September 3 at 1 p.m. on KRCC as we air the first installment of Ludlow. An epic verse-novel about the union disputes in the coal fields of Southern Colorado that resulted in a tragic massacre and ignited the U.S. labor movement, Mason’s book deftly blends fact and fiction to bring this pivotal moment in regional and American history to life.

We hope you’ll join us this Saturday and each of the following Saturdays through October 1, and here at KRCC.org for archived installments and extra features.

 

10 Responses to Hear Ludlow in its Entirety Beginning This Saturday

  1. Sarah says:

    Looking forward to this!

  2. Joan Taylor says:

    I’ll be tuned in at 1:00 Saturday. Wouldn’t miss it. :-)

  3. Counting on some kind of archived version for those of us far away–want to listen to a CC star!

    • Noel Black says:

      You can also stream it online at KRCC.org. But yes, it will be archived and streamable any time after each episode airs.

  4. Adam C says:

    “Fact and fiction”? Why not just fact?

  5. [...] local public radio station, KRCC, is featuring the former poet laureate of Colorado, David Mason, reading from his poetic account of the Ludlow Massacre, Ludlow, a “verse novel” which tells the story of the miners [...]

  6. Sarah says:

    It was fabulous! Thank you so much! Looking forward to next week’s installment. :)

  7. CB says:

    I missed a big chunk of this…will it be available online?

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