Chambers Street Theatre

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays Wednesday 11-11:30am, Sunday 11-11:30am

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Hear amazing stories from the Golden State, from way back when in the language from way back when, with some stories written by the reader herself! Sit back and enjoy.

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Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Sep 11th, 2014

Ruth continues reading from Ring Laudner's book, "You Know Me Al."  This week we hear March 9 throgh April 10 of the fictional letters from a bush league pitcher that made Laudner famous.  Listen in for a lot of fun from baseball is 1914. 

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Sep 4th, 2014

In a effort to share American vernacular writers, we hear ""You Know Me Al" by Ring Lardner.  Ruth reads a few of the first fictitous letters home by a semiliterate pro baseball player named Jack Keefe.  These letters made Lardner famous in his time.  Lardner was born in 1885.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Aug 28th, 2014

We had a quake out here in California, mostly in Napa, so I read from Mark Twain, "Quake."  Then went on to "Reading in the Digs," and Chap. 1 of  "Huck Finn."  It makes for a nice comparison of writing from late in Twain's life and much earlier when he was newly married in a "love match" that brought much joy and his best writing.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Aug 21st, 2014

The weather has been so nice, Ruth decided to read her own story: "Just a Stage Coach Ride in the Country." Hope you enjoy the ride.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Aug 14th, 2014

Ruth reads the second half of the Mark Twain recollections of Bret Harte.  They knew each other before fame and after.  Then Ruth reads a few poems by Harte that are quite entertaining.  All this makes for a good half hour of radio.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Aug 7th, 2014

Once again the KDRT Theatre Players perform original material meant to entertain and defuse.  Today the skits will be "Salad and the Burning of the KDRT Studio Kitchen, part 2," "Doper Dan," and "Cat's Craddle."  The players will be announced on air as they could change at any moment, 'cause that's how it is.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jul 31st, 2014

In his Autobiography, Mark Twain had a section on Bret Harte.  Harte is covered in dress and behavior as Twain knew Harte.  This first section is read aloud by Ruth knowing Twain was a good reporter.  This is the only time pock marks were mentioned in writing that were on Harte's face.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jul 24th, 2014

Today Ruth reads from the Mark Twain Autobiography published after his death.  Chapter 2 talks about slavery as Twain knew it in his boyhood before the Civil War.  Then Ruth tells the story of her childhood when she stood on one side of a large canyon and listened to a Black Church on the other side of the canyon and how it affected her.  July 24 is a Civil Rights Anniversary.

Ruth also reads her comments on "The Ice Caps Are Melting," and how to prepare for rising water.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jul 17th, 2014

After reading almost everything available by Twain, Ruth found a little jem about hunting a turkey.  This is pretty good Twain and Ruth gives it her all in the telling.  Also on this half hour is an explanation of what happened to Twain's unpublished work and why it's taken so long for most of it to get into print.  There have been good comments about the information in this half hour.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jul 10th, 2014

Once again Ruth reads from Mark Twain's "Roughing It."  This time we hear about Slade, one of the characters of the time with 26 murders to his credit.  To say Slade was rough is an understatement, but he was also fair for the time, and Twain met Slade under telling circumstances.  Listen to this story and hear both sides.

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