Retiring Chicago Fire Commissioner Richard Ford II
The Fran Spielman Show
Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by Chicago Fire Commissioner Richard Ford II. Ford said he fully expects to take over another big-city fire department after catching up on sleep and traveling with his wife. He’s already fielding offers from across the country and around the world.
A Nation at Risk - What Can We Do? | Richard Ford | #116
Stewarding Your Influence
Our Partner and Guest, Richard Ford, understood a great many years ago that it is important for Christian citizens to not shy away from politics, but to apply their faith to how they view government, it's role, and their own civic duties. This led to the founding of iVoterGuide, a rich resource to help prepare Christians for elections...and now with a tool to help them get to know and pray for their neighbors. Eric Johnsen, Partner and Co-host, joins the discussion. Richard Ford's bio. PinnacleForum.com Show Notes: https://pinnacleforum.com/2020/08/ul-podcast-116/
Richard Ford is listing his failures. He wanted to be a lawyer in the US Marines. That didn’t work out. He wanted to be "a lawyer, period”. That didn’t work out. He became a writer – that certainly counts as a success for the Pulitzer Prize winner. Even so, between novels and short story collections he sometimes thought he was through with fiction and imagined doing other jobs. But he kept going, he tells Martina Devlin in the City of Books podcast for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. And that’s been the case for half a century. Although when he’s between books, he claims to “flounce” around finding reasons not to work. Sorry For Your Trouble is his latest book, a short story collection published by Bloomsbury. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/sorry-for-your-trouble-9781526620026/ Produced+presented by Martina Devlin with music by Daragh Dukes
The prize winning writer Richard Ford talks to Andrew Marr about his latest collection of short stories, Sorry for Your Trouble. Irish America is Ford’s landscape, and his characters contemplate ageing, grief, love and marriage: ‘great moments in small lives’. Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi and has spent many years living in New Orleans – his characters, like himself, live far from the political centre of America.Professor of 19th Century Literature and Thought, Ruth Livesey, is also interested in life away from the centre in her study of provincialism in Britain. Condescension towards small town life can be traced back to the Victorian period. But the writer George Eliot, who spent her early life in Nuneaton in the Midlands, argued that ‘‘art had a responsibility to show a provincial life could be just as full of insight and moral courage as one on the great world stage.’Producer: Katy Hickman
Write On, Mississippi SEASON 2, Chapter 5: Richard Ford
Write On, Mississippi!
Richard Ford is the author of the Bascombe novels, which include The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day--the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award--The Lay of the Land, and New York Times bestseller Let Me Be Frank with You. His other works include bestselling novel Canada and the short story collections Rock Springsand A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories and most recently his only work of non-fiction, Between Them: Remembering My Parents. He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife Kristina Ford.Photo courtesy Karen Robinson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.