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Fragments from Floyd

Turn Your Radio On

If you can take a slice of life from Southwest Virginia by ear. The last three Friday essays at WVTF are by local writers including my friends Colleen Redman and former Floyd Countian, Jim Minick. Each is about three and a half minutes long. Take a listen.

Essay by Fred First – 6.29.07
If you find yourself swatting at annoying insects that abound as you mow the lawn or attempt to enjoy the outdoors this summer, you’re certainly not alone. But WVTF essayist Fred First has a different reaction. Fred First is the Floyd County author of “Slow Road Home: A Memoir of Place.”

Essay by Jim Minick – 6.22.07
The summer months find many tending gardens. WVTF essayist Jim Minick stays busy protecting his tree farm. Jim Minick teaches English at Radford University

Essay by Colleen Redman – 6.15.07
There aren’t as many farmers these days as in the past. But WVTF essayist Colleen Redman has a son whom she calls a farmer of sorts. Colleen Redman of Floyd blogs daily at Listen.”

3 thoughts on “Turn Your Radio On”

  1. I was pleased to hear you read your essay. Hearing your voice was a treat. Of your three favorite insects, the lightning bugs are my favorite, I think because it has been so many years since I’ve seen them. I hopefully will see them this summer if they are found as far north as Wisconsin, where I’ll be in August.

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