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A Sunday chat on ‘The Art of ‘No’


At 9:30 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday), a supremely civilized hour, I’ll be featured in a half-hour interview with KFSR radio host Kate McKnight on her program “The Art of ‘No” (90.7FM and online at

I prerecorded the show a couple of weeks ago, so don’t be listening for me to have a breakdown on live radio or suddenly blurt out offensive/profane declarations to disturb the peace of your Sunday morning. (At least I don’t recall any faux pas.) Instead, I’ll be discussing my new e-book, “The Company We Keep,” about Fresno’s beloved Good Company Players. I also talk with McKnight about the Fresno arts scene in general. It’s a pleasant, collegial conversation — and I have to say I think McKnight has a great radio voice, just like those soothing NPR anchors.

In a bit of synergy, or perhaps you’d call it shameless cross-promotion, I decided to use the occasion of my own interview on “The Art of ‘No” to interview McKnight about the program for my Sunday Spotlight column.

A friendly reminder: If you’re looking for the easiest way to download “The Company We Keep,” you can buy it for $2.99 on Kindle, Apple’s iBookstore, and at (Vook offers a desktop version if you don’t have a mobile reading device, along with ePub versions that can be transferred to devices.) And don’t forget the Fresno Bee videos and photo galleries (including shots from all 436 Good Company productions) online.

Responses to "A Sunday chat on ‘The Art of ‘No’"

Kate McKnight says:

Thanks, Donald! I loved our interview “exchange.”

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