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Abraham Lopez

This interview – starting at the 21:50 mark (recorded at the 91.3 KUAF NPR station in Fayetteville, Arkansas) was recorded last week as part of the station’s “Ozarks at Large” program that features local artists, authors, and events.

I was extremely honored to have been asked to do this interview, and was quite pleased that the interviewer, station news director Kyle Kellams, took an interest in my anthology. He had some interesting questions for me, and though I was a bit nervous (as may be evident by the audio) it was gratifying to be able to speak about my book with someone who had read it.

I hope you enjoy this 15 minute segment.

P.S. If the podcast link doesn’t work for you, here is the audio from the station’s website (my interview starts at the 21:50 mark).

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