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Word Carver

Word Carver is produced and hosted by Cynthia Rosi, with additional support from Amy Dalrymple. Show music is by Rise and Shine (2015), Seastock from You can listen to the show live on WGRN-fm 94.1 in Columbus, Ohio on Saturdays at 12.30pm. Visit for contact and submission information.

Sep 1, 2017

How many of you feel this alienation and discomfort almost as soon as you open the screen in your cellphone, dip into social media, answer email, or listen to the news? The sages from India called illusion maya and they pray: “from delusion lead me to truth."

Literature helps us to deal with a society awash in illusion. Calvino points us toward precision, logic, and detail as one answer. Coates asks readers to examine American society with exacting truth. Rushdie's readers find truth through fictions in which we find wisdom and compassion for the people we inhabit for the duration of the tale.