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Thursday, May 31

Radio Discussion: Twain & Keller – Easton & Redding’s Special Connection on WPKN 89.5 FM 10pm Sunday, June 10th, 2012

 WPKN 89.5 FM 10pm Sunday, June 10th, 2012
There has been so much interest in the Twain & Keller Exhibit currently on display at Easton Public Library, that a radio program has been planned for June 10 to discuss Twain & Keller’s relationship, their friendship and the interesting life parallels they shared on WPKN 89.5 FM.

The show will be produced by David Schwartz and hosted by Dolly Curtis with guests Brent M. Colley and Lisa Burghardt sharing more about these two world-renowned individuals who just happened to select Easton and Redding, Connecticut as their final residences.

You can hear this program on your radio on WPKN 89.5 FM or on the internet at Sunday, June 10th at 10pm. After the program airs, the show will remain on  for the remainder of June under “current shows/David Schwartz” and “June 10.”

About the Guests:

In an effort to encourage a re-awakened interest in Mark Twain related research and tourism here in Connecticut, Brent Colley has been uncovering Connecticut's Twain 'Connections' in towns and cities across the State since 2008; This summer’s focus is: Redding and Easton. More of these Twain ‘Connections’ can be seen at his blog: To date he has connected 57 towns and cities to Twain.

Lisa Burghardt, who co-curated the Twain & Keller Exhibit with Colley and Heather Morgan, is President of the Historical Society of Easton, a historical researcher and genealogist.

WPKN located on the campus of UB is listener supported and has been on the air for the last 30 years with daily 24 hour programming. The program is produced and engineered by David Schwartz as a public service.  For further information please contact Dolly Curtis at or Brent Colley at or Lisa Burghardt and HSE at

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