John Busbee’s irrestible review of Leora’s Early Years: Guthrie County Roots is on page 5 of the Jan/Feb2023 issue of Iowa History Journal.
This week, on his weekly radio program, The Culture Buzz, he interviewed the owner and publisher of Iowa History Journal, Michael Swanger. Here are the compelling stories in the new issue.
Toward the end of the 14-minute interview, John and Michael included a few words about the newest “Leora book,” if you’d like to listen in. It was an amazing experience to catch two people I respect discussing the Leora stories.
John Busbee (left) is a creative projects developer, recipient of the 2014 Iowa Governor’s Award for Collaboration & Partnership in the Arts, produces The Culture Buzz weekly radio program since 2007, and is a regular contributor to Iowa History Journal and other publications.
He wrote the foreword to Leora’s Dexter Stories: The Scarcity Years of the Great Depression and has edited the last two books. He is an encourager extraordinaire, who’s interviewed me a couple of times on The Culture Buzz.
Journalist Michael Swanger (right) is the publisher and editor of Iowa History Journal. This is their 15th year of publication.
Michael Swanger’s short overview of the new issue of IHJ, which includes Leora’s Early Years at the end.