Voice of the Oaks (VOTO) is a Thousand Oaks Library podcast that alternates between three librarians chatting about books, libraries, and everything in between, and interviews with members of the Thousand Oaks community. Episodes are available once a month. Our theme music, "Voice of the Oaks" was created by Ben Salin. The Voice of the Oaks podcast can be listened to anywhere podcasts are found.
April 11, 2023
The VOTO team interviewed KCLU General Manager Mary Olson. Mary has been with KCLU since 1994 and has hosted and moderated Thousand Oaks Library's One City One Book events since 2021. In this episode, Mary talks to the team about her love for libraries, public radio, and the joys and challenges of working in broadcasting.
(Duration: 51 min 22sec)
Things Discussed this Episode60 Minutes AM Radio WLS Chicago Orson Welles ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast KCLU Federal Communications Commission Media Consolidation 101 Podcast News Fatigue Box Car Children series of books Sylvia Plath’s
‘The Bell Jar’ Kareem Rosser (OCOB) Meredith May (OCOB) Shelby van Pelt (OCOB) Giant Pacific Octopus TJ Klune’s
Whispering Door’ David Sedaris Civil Rights Movement Suffragette Movement Mahatma Gandhi Black Lives Matter Many Voices
Book Club Linda Sarsour The Women’s March, 2017 Public Radio
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