John Green
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With more than 50 million books in print worldwide, John Green’s acclaimed novels include The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, and, most recently, Turtles All The Way Down. Many know him and his brother Hank for their contemporary, thought-provoking YouTube videos, but now he is sharing something new.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Green about his latest book explaining his perspectives about many different facets of our lives and how the pandemic has created an even bigger need for hope and the human connection.

Yen Azzaro

Ypsilanti artist Yen Azzaro has participated in a number of different local art projects and has done graphic artistry for the Ford Motor Company, The Kresge Foundation, and Eastern Michigan University among others.  She used her skills to create special signs for several area homeless people to provide them with a human connection and hope for a better future.

She shares more about the project she refers to as "homeless and hopeful" with 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry.

Anne Lamott
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With all that is happening in our world, it may sometimes be difficult having hope.  This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to best-selling author and inspirational speaker Anne Lamott about hope.

Lisa Barry

This week, Art and Soul is about living a self-aware, well-balanced life with hope and happiness.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Ann Arbor business leader and author Peter Morville.  Lisa and Peter see how their starkly different work experiences can merge into one healthy perspective offering balance and hope and a sense of well-being.