Radio Times in Review: memoirist edition

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Guests: William Giraldi, Richard Blanco, Bobby Rydell

Coming up on today’s edition of Radio Times in Review, we’re going to talk to three memoirists; a bodybuilder, the first Latino inaugural poet, and a 1950s South Philadelphia rock star. WILLIAM GIRALDI talked with Marty about his hyper-masculine upbringing and the mentality of a bodybuilder which he wrote about in his book The Hero’s Body. We’ll also hear from poet RICHARD BLANCO.  He was raised in an exiled Cuban family, eventually becoming not only the first Latino inaugural poet, but the first openly gay one as well, when he read at the second inauguration of Barack Obama.  And, we’ll listen to Marty’s conversation with BOBBY RYDELL.  He was a part of the crop of young rock stars who emerged from South Philadelphia in the 1950s. He joined us to talk about his life, his music, and his hair.

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