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Syd Lieberman

Syd Lieberman

A Time For Tales

Program #447 (January 16 at 3:00 p.m.)

Syd Lieberman is an internationally-acclaimed storyteller, an award-winning teacher, and an author.

He has appeared at major storytelling festivals across the country, including eight featured appearances at the National Festival in Jonesborough, TN; at the Glistening Waters Festival in New Zealand; and on American Public Radio's Good Evening as a guest storyteller and host. He was featured in The Call of Story, a television special, and has received commissions to write and perform stories across the country.

Many of his best-loved stories deal with growing up and raising a family in Chicago. He is also known for his original historical pieces and his signature versions of Jewish and literary tales.

Syd's work has garnered awards from ALA, Parents' Choice, and Storytelling World. He has taught storytelling at the Kennedy Center and Disney World, and received commissions to write pieces for NASA; the Smithsonian Institution; Historic Philadelphia; Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and the Van Andel Museum Center. Currently, he is creating stories for the US Capitol Visitors Center and teaching their 180 docents and volunteers how to tell stories.

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."