M&H 053: Gary Lee Miller, and Bonnie Anderson

Here’s a link for just the Gary Lee Miller segment; here’s a link for the BF Bike Project segment (there was an issue with the aux mic at the beginning of the show that was eventually fixed — the buzzing noise goes away)… and here’s the whole show:

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This week on Monsters & Hamsters you’re getting a big ol’ twofer!

In the first hour we’ll have Montpelier-based author Gary Lee Miller, garyleemiller who wrote a book called Museum of the Americas that’s getting some swell press: “Each of these stories ushers us into a new, fully imagined world”… “Museum of the Americas reveals the inner and outer lives of its characters in the manner of short-fiction geniuses like Munro and Trevor”… “Vivid and arresting: the stories have a gentle fabulism that grows darker as Miller plumbs the human psyche.”

Then in the second hour, it’s BF Bike Project queen Bonnie Anderson! The BF Community Bike Project is a nonprofit bike shop dedicated to making bicycles more accessible to all by providing a fun and safe space to learn and share bike repair, bfcbp maintenance, and safe riding skills. Anyone can earn a bike by volunteering a certain number of hours at the shop — then you can choose a bike that you want to rehab for yourself. Or during Open Shop you can bring in your own bike to work on for $5 an hour and access to all the tools you’ll need — alternatively, you can volunteer an hour to get an hour. They have some bikes for sale, and some new parts and supplies as well. An exciting development is their Upcycled Goods program: a creative reuse project that helps raise funds to keep the shop open by making everything from bags, belts, and clocks to candle holders, bike hooks, and bracelets… all from used bike parts.

The BF Community Bike Project Celebrates its first anniversary on Friday, September 26 from 4 – 7pm (rain or shine) at 24 Canal St in Bellows Falls!
3:30 Bike decorating
4:00 Bike ride through town
Games, Refreshments, 50/50 Raffle (drawing at 6:45), Bike powered smoothies, Bike repair demos, Shop tours, and more!

Listen in Wednesday night starting at 7:00 on WOOL — 91.5 in the broadcast area, and streaming from www.wool.fm everywhere else.