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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Nov 26, 2014

The Cinnamon Bear is a 26-episode adventure serial about Jimmy and Judy Barton's quest to regain the star that tops their Christmas tree. 

With an all-star cast, fascinating fairytale characters, and an exciting storyline, the Cinnamon Bear  has become an annual tradition with many families, over three-quarters of a...

Nov 21, 2014

John (not his real name) had a map that showed him where a long-ago 1850s schoolhouse had stood, and he knew the name of the farmer who owned the property. 

John's dilemma:  How to ask permission?  What to do, what to say, what NOT to do or say? 

In this show, I discuss the approach John used, and then I give my own...

Nov 18, 2014

But for Shakespeare and the Bible, she is the best-selling author of all time. 

Her book AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is the best-selling mystery novel of all time.

Her book THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD was voted the Best Crime Novel ever by the CWA (Crime Writers Association).

And her play THE MOUSETRAP is the...

Nov 11, 2014

Quick - What was the first old-time radio show about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?  Hint:  It started as a 15-minute triweekly show, then was expanded to a half hour. 

If you cheated and saw the name of this episode, you know it was Renfrew of the Mounted, which ran on the CBS network two years before Sergeant...

Nov 7, 2014

It all started when a classmate of mine told me she'd bought her grandson some inexpensive civil war relics she'd found on eBay.  They were being offered by a treasure hunter who had found them with his metal detector. 

And I thought, what a great idea!  We all have boxes or jars or buckets full of stuff we've dug that...