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The WHRO Voice Launches New Friday Book Club

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By popular demand, The WHRO Voice will launch a second book club later this month. The new program will air every Friday from 1:00-3:00 p.m., beginning May 25 in concert with the upcoming premiere of the PBS television series, The Great American Read. The Friday book club will be entitled “The WHRO Voice Great American Read” and will supplement the first “WHRO Voice Book Club” which started in May 2016 and will continue to air each Tuesday from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Voice reader Joy Reinicke delivers a radio to a delighted new WHRO Voice listener, Ruth Barnes at the Marian Manor Retirement Community in Virginia Beach.

The Tuesday and Friday programs will each read a different book selected from a list of 100 novels that PBS unveiled in April as part of its campaign to spark a national conversation about reading and literacy. On Tuesdays, “The WHRO Book Club” will feature the first book from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

The Friday “WHRO Voice Great American Read” will inaugurate its reading program with Rebecca by Daphine du Maurier. Both Voice programs are part of an overall initiative by WHRO Public Media to support activities around reading and literacy. Some of these activities include, but are not limited to, providing books to students in low income communities through the WHRO Raising Readers Van, a WHRO book drive focused on K-5th grade reading material, a summer reading contest that will launch June 1 through whrokids.org, and Cathy Lewis’ HearSay Book Club from May to August on WHRV-FM.