Guests: Jamie Bernstein, Gregory Pardlo, Casey Gerald
On this Thanksgiving Day, we’re going to listen back to three conversations about family on this, the most family-centric of Holidays. First, we’ll hear from Leonard Bernstein’s daughter, JAMIE BERNSTEIN. She joined us to talk about what the famous composer was like as a father, and what it was like being the daughter of such a well-known and respected artist. We’ll hear writer CASEY GERALD talk about his rough upbringing in a dysfunctional situation – including the need to reconcile his faith with his homosexuality. Gerald’s book is called There Will Be No Miracles Here. We’re also going to listen to Marty’s conversation with poet GREGORY PARDLO. He wrote a memoir about his father, an air traffic controller and a union man whose life was upended when he was fired by Ronald Regan for striking in 1981. He joined us to read from his book and discuss the impact that his father had on his life, which he explores in his book called Air Traffic.