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A Time For Tales

Sundays @ 3pm

Carolyn Franzini is the host of "A Time For Tales," Sunday afternoons at 3pm on Morehead State Public Radio.Carolyn and her family were introduced to the power of stories while attending the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, TN. She knew there was something magic about storytelling because everyone in her family loved the festival. It is rare when an event appeals to children and adults. 

Carolyn lives in Morehead with her husband Bob and they have three children, Maria, Ben and Laura. Carolyn is one of the co-founders of the Cave Run Storytelling Festival, held each September on the shores of Cave Run Lake, attracting nearly 5,000 people at the annual event that features the finest storytellers from across the country. 

"A Time For Tales" is a weekly program of stories told by professional storytellers. Each program features stories and songs that relate to selected themes including animals, school, travel, cultural diversity, special people, daughters, Biblical and holiday stories.

One of the purposes of the program is encourage everyone to value not only the stories of the professionals but also those that each one of us holds in our hearts. As Carolyn reminds us at the end of each program, "Remember..take time, tell your tales".

Special People

Jun 1, 2021
National Endowment for the Arts

A Time For Tales

Program #437 (May 30 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Special People”

Program performers:

Sheila Kay Adams

Guy Davis

Elizabeth Ellis

Dr. Rex M. Ellis

Kevin Kling

Syd Lieberman

Jennifer Munro

Warm Weather

May 17, 2021
WakeMed Voices

A Time For Tales

Program #436 (May 23 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Warm Weather”

Program performers:

Eric Bibb

Regi Carpenter

Bil Lepp

Mike Williams

Ann Zimmerman

Children Stories

May 12, 2021
Masterfile

A Time For Tales

Program #435 (May 16 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Children Stories”

Program performers:

Donald Davis

Bill Harley

Syd Lieberman

John McCutcheon

Jim May

Gamble Rogers

Nature Stories

Apr 27, 2021
Athens Storytelling Festival

A Time For Tales

Program #434 (May 2 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Nature Stories”

Program performers:

Doug Elliott

Kevin Kling

Bil Lepp

Doc McConnell

Tom Rush

Geraldine Buckley

Apr 21, 2021
Geraldine Buckley

A Time For Tales

Program #433 (April 25 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Geraldine Buckley”

With her trademark wit, warmth and humor, internationally known, award-winning storyteller and educator Geraldine Buckley has been involved in storytelling, speaking, performance poetry and conducting creative workshops for over thirty years in the US, Canada, England, Holland, South Africa, Spain and New Zealand.

Moth Stories

Apr 13, 2021
The Moth

A Time For Tales

Program #432 (April 18 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Moth Stories”

Program performers:

Enrique Garcia Naranjo

Maxie Jones

Darrell Scott

Gabby Shea

Bruce Teiller

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

The West

Mar 8, 2021
Don Edwards

A Time For Tales

Program #431 (March 14 at 3:00 p.m.)

“The West”

Program performers:

Don Edwards

Gillette Brothers

Donna Ingham

Bill Miller

Waddie Mitchell

Learning Stories

Mar 1, 2021
The News Wheel

A Time For Tales

Program #430 (March 7 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Learning”

Program performers:

Bill Harley

Bil Lepp

John McCutcheon

Joni Mitchell

Tom Weakley

Love Stories

Feb 8, 2021
Thought Catalog

A Time For Tales

Program #428 (February 14 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Love Stories”

Program performers:

Dale Ann Bradley

Mike Cross

Peter Jones

Syd Lieberman

Barbara McBride-Smith

Harjas Singh

Liz Weir

Don White

Jay O'Callahan

Feb 1, 2021
Jim Mahoney, Jay O'Callahan

A Time For Tales

Program #429 (February 7 at 3:00 p.m.)

Jay O'Callahan grew up in a section of Brookline, Massachusetts called "Pill Hill" because so many doctors lived there. The magical house and grounds were a perfect setting for his parents' parties which were filled with singing, drama and conversation -a great atmosphere for a child's imagination to blossom.

When Jay was 14, he started telling stories to his little brother and sister at the parties to keep them occupied. It felt so natural, it never occurred to him that it could become a way of life.

Moth Stories

Jan 26, 2021
The Moth

A Time For Tales

Program #427 (January 31 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Moth Stories”

Program performers:

Alexis Barton

Joey Garfield

Jason Lemos

Enrique Garcia Naranjo

Betty Reid Soskin

Carla Van Hoose

Moments to Remember

Jan 18, 2021
Syd Lieberman

A Time For Tales

Program #426 (January 24 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Moments to Remember”

Program performers:

Gene Autry

Mike Cross

Diane Ferlatte

Syd Lieberman

Mac Parker

Kim Weitkamp

Food Stories

Jan 11, 2021
The Kitchen Magpie

A Time For Tales

Program #425 (January 17 at 3:00 p.m.)

“Food Stories”

Program performers:

Julie Adams

Lost and Found

Chuck McCabe

John McCutcheon

J.G. (Paw-Paw) Pinkerton

Debi Smith w/Doc Watson

Jackie Torrence

Karen Vuranch

Growing Up

Dec 7, 2020
Dan Keding

Program #424

“Is Growing Up Easy?”

Program performers:

Donald Davis

Dan Keding

Amy Yeary Holmes

John McCutcheon

Jimmie Rodgers

Don White

Las Vegas Review Journal

Program #423

“Dogs, Horses and Bulls”

Program performers:

Donald Davis

Don Edwards

Jim May

Waddie Mitchell

Riders In The Sky

Mike Seeger

Bill Staines

Kathryn Windham

Bill Harley

Nov 23, 2020
Bill Harley

A Time For Tales

Program #422 (November 29 at 3:00 p.m.)

Although he showed an early love of baseball (and wanted to become second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds), Bill Harley began singing and storytelling in 1975, while still in college.

The son of a children’s writer and a law book editor, Bill is a dedicated author, winning the hearts of thousands of young readers and numerous awards with his picture books and novels.

Moth Stories

Nov 18, 2020
The Moth

Program #421 (November 22 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Moth Stories"

Program Performers:

Brigette Davis
Hannah Drake
Christopher Scott
Paul Simon

Scary Stories

Oct 27, 2020
Fine Art America

Program #420 (November 1 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Scary Stories"

Program Performers:

David Holt

Cindy Mangsen

Beverly Carter Sexton

Minton Sparks

Kathryn Windham

Bil Lepp

Oct 19, 2020
Facebook, Bil lepp

Program #419 (October 25 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Bil Lepp"

A nationally renowned storyteller and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, Bil’s outrageous, humorous tall-tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life.

The Early Days

Oct 12, 2020
Pinterest

Program #418 (October 18 at 3:00 p.m.)

"The Early Days"

Program Performers:

Donald Davis

Bill Harley

Si Kahn

Spencer Bohren

Sep 29, 2020
Marian Pickett, Spencer Bohren

Program #417 (October 4 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Spencer Bohren"

Spencer Bohren’s music resonates with the ambience of the rivers, roads, and bayous of the American South. He has a marvelous gift for sharing his great love for America’s wealth of traditional folk, blues, gospel and country music with audiences of all ages.

Moth Stories

Sep 23, 2020
The Moth

Program #416 (September 27 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Moth Stories"

Program Performers:

Angela Dorman

Bruce Feiler

Alvin Hall

Maxie Jones

Mills Brothers

Cathy Fink/Marcy Marxer/Sam Gleaves

Pet Stories

Sep 7, 2020
CNBC

Program #414 (September 13 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Pets"

Program Performers:

Donald Davis

Connie Regan-Blake

Cheryl Wheeler

Don White

Doc Watson

Earwig Music

Program #415 (September 6 at 3:00 p.m.)

"African-Americans Tell Stories"

Program Performers:

Dr. Rex M. Ellis

Dom Flemons

Rhiannon Giddens

Jackie Torrence

Summertime

Aug 12, 2020
East Valley Animal Hospital

Program #413 (August 16 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Summertime"

Program Performers:

Bill Harley

Regi Carpenter

John McCutcheon

Waddie Mitchell

Kathryn Windham

People To Remember

Aug 4, 2020
Amazon

Program #412 (August 9 at 3:00 p.m.)

"People To Remember"

Program Performers:

Judith Black

Iris DeMent

Diane Ferlatte

David Massengill

Moth Stories

Jul 21, 2020
The Moth

Program #411 (July 26 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Moth Stories"

Program Performers:

Burnell Cotlon

Sarfraz Manzoor

Scott Pryor

Oanh Ngo Usadi

Water Stories

Jun 15, 2020
Arts Alliance Mountain Empire

Program #409 (June 21 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Water Stories"

Program Performers:

Sheila Kay Adams

Donald Davis

Doug Elliott

Doc McConnell

Taj Mahal

New Thinking

Jun 2, 2020
Doug Elliott

Program #408 (June 7 at 3:00 p.m.)

"New Thinking"

Program Performers:

Doug Elliott

Elizabeth Ellis

Diane Ferlatte

John Lilly

Mike Williams

Donald Davis

May 29, 2020
International Storytelling Center

Program #407 (May 24 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Donald Davis – Part 3"

Program Performers:

Donald Davis

Bill Staines

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