KTEP - El Paso, Texas

WORDS ON A WIRE: Rita Mae Brown

Daniel & Ben are joined by Daniel's floppy-eared, salt-and-pepper companion, Kafka, for an interview with activist and author, Rita Mae Brown.  Brown is a poet, novelist, and co-author of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series of books with her feline companion, Sneaky Pie Brown.  Rita Mae Brown talks about the latest entry into that series, "Sneaky Pie Runs for President."  The conversation is as much about books as it is about animals.

The Poem of the Week is "Pointing to the Place of the Pain," from Karen Fiser's collection "Words Like Fate & Pain."  Read by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

In today's Poetic License, Daniel Chacon reflects on why his life is reflected in the dogs with whom he has shared his life, and about his current companion, Kafka.

Aired Dec. 9, 2012.