Dust Bowl http://kvpr.org en Gerald Haslam Recalls Tragic Story Of Athlete Leon Patterson With New Book http://kvpr.org/post/gerald-haslam-recalls-tragic-story-athlete-leon-patterson-new-book <p>Author <a href="http://www.geraldhaslam.com/">Gerald Haslam</a> is something of a literary renaissance man. A historian, novelist, essayist and biographer, he is one of California’s most respected writers, and has devoted much of his career to telling stories about life in the Central Valley.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">His writing is much like the region he comes from: direct, unpretentious, and often filled with surprising depth and color. </span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:14:17 +0000 Joe Moore 35029 at http://kvpr.org Gerald Haslam Recalls Tragic Story Of Athlete Leon Patterson With New Book Egan Shares Dust Bowl Memories With 'Worst Hard Time' http://kvpr.org/post/egan-shares-dust-bowl-memories-worst-hard-time <p>California's Central Valley will be forever linked in history with the story of the Dust Bowl. Cities like Bakersfield and Fresno were the final destination for many who fled Oklahoma and nearby states during the 1930's - an era of dust storms, drought and the Great Depression. But what about those who stayed behind? And did John Steinbeck get the story right in his novel "The Grapes of Wrath?"</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:00:16 +0000 Joe Moore 24749 at http://kvpr.org Egan Shares Dust Bowl Memories With 'Worst Hard Time' Road Trip To Collect Dust Bowl Stories on 75th Anniversary of 'Grapes of Wrath' http://kvpr.org/post/road-trip-collect-dust-bowl-stories-75th-anniversary-grapes-wrath <p>A group of artists is gearing up for a cross-country road trip that will end in California. It&#39;s part of <a href="http://www.grapesofwrath75.org/">a project to mark the 75th anniversary</a> of John Steinbeck&#39;s novel &quot;The Grapes of Wrath.&quot; Steve Milne reports.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:07:06 +0000 Steve Milne - Capital Public Radio 22452 at http://kvpr.org Road Trip To Collect Dust Bowl Stories on 75th Anniversary of 'Grapes of Wrath'