Chambers Street Theatre

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Replays Wednesday 11-11:30am, Sunday 3:30-4pm

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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 Apr 17th, 2014

Ruth reads "No Life for a Lady" by Agnes Morley Cleaveland.  This book was written  in 1895 about a Mother and her two children Ray and Agnes who run a cattle ranch in northwestern New Mexico.  This chapter is about Grizzly Bear hunting on horse back as told my Agnes who was part of the three person hunt group.

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

The theme music comes up and then silence for about a minute; Ruth changes mics and the show goes on with a working mic.

Today Ruth reads from Mark Twain's "A Tramp Abroad."  It's the famous Blue Jay tale.  We return to the gold and silver hills of the West and meet up with Jim Baker. It's Jim who tells the story of the Blue Jay, "There's more to a Blue Jay than any other creature."  And this we find out in the story that follows. 

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Apr 3rd, 2014

The special guest today is California Slim who has written the book, "California Slim, The Music, the Magic, and the Madness."  Slim, whose real name is Andrew Bernstein was just a young teen when he first started taking banjo lessons at the local music store.  And who was the teacher?  The unknown Gerry Garcia.  This was a  long time ago and Andrew has so many wonderful stories of famous people who were just starting out.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Mar 27th, 2014

This week Ruth reads the second half of the Hugh Glass story.  To make listening easier, both halves are a whole on today's playback.  First half from last week, followed by this week's second half: two 28 minute shows.
 

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Mar 20th, 2014

Ruth reads today from "Mountain Men" by Stanley Vestal.  This book was written in 1937 and tells the true story of "Hugh Glass and the Grizzly." Jim Bridger was just 19 years old and this was his "first hard Injun fight." Hugh Glass was ahead of the group looking for game and was a "graybeard."

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Mar 13th, 2014

In celebration of St. Pat's Day, Ruth reads "Bewitched Butter" from the collection of "Irish Folk Stories and Fairy Tales" gathered by William Butler Yeats.  Here are some of the best stories from Ireland and "Bewitched Butter" is a good one.  Ruth worked very hard on her brogue.  "Bewitched Butter" was originally printed in the Dublin University Magazine in 1839.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Mar 6th, 2014

And here is the second half of Bret Harte's "Luck of Roaring Camp."  This story takes an hour to read out loud so it's in two parts, and this is the second half.  We  hear about how Luck got his name and life in Roaring Camp.  One of the stories that made Bret Harte's name with readers world wide.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Feb 27th, 2014

Bret Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp" takes an hour to read out loud so this week Ruth will read the first half, and next week read the rest.  This is the second of Harte's best works, "the Outcasts of Poker Flat" being the other. 

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Feb 20th, 2014

Ruth reads the second half of "The Outcasts of Poker Flat."  We try not to do "to be continued" but the story didn't fit the 28 minute time we have.  Bret Harte was as well known as Twain, and had a great writing gift very different from Twain's.  Listen in and let us know what you think.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Feb 13th, 2014

This week Ruth does a 2 part show starting with the first half of Bret Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flat."  Next week Ruth will read the second half.  Bret Harte was very famous for his time and later, but he did not write books the way Twain did.  We have plenty of short stories by Harte and there is so much to enjoy.  Listen in...  

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