I had fun today talking with Don Marsh of KWMU on St. Louis on the local public radio station’s St. Louis on the Air program about The Colorful Characters of St. Louis. “St. Louis has a colorful past filled with interesting characters, so it makes sense that local author Jim Merkel would turn his next literary sights on the people that made St. Louis what it is today,” said an item on the station’s website. “Merkel was looking for people in St. Louis who had obsessions, saying that obsessions don’t have to be negative.”
As you’d expect on KWMU, Don’s questions were thoughtful and brought out insights I hadn’t made anywhere else.