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Storytelling With Matthew Dicks

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Chion Wolf
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Matthew Dicks - Elementary school teacher in West Hartford, author of The Perfect Comeback of Carolyn Jacobs, Creative Director of Speak Up in Hartford, and regular guest on The Gist

Caroline Jacobs is a grown woman with children of her own. But by all accounts, she's a wimp. She would prefer to suffer in silence than stand up for herself or anyone else -- until she couldn't stand it anymore.  

One night, while at a public meeting and in a crowded room, she stood up, pointed her finger at the one she loathed, and shouted "F%$# You" to her nemesis. With that one phrase, she was ready to face her past. 

This is how The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobsthe latest book by Matthew Dicks begins. Matt is a master storyteller, writer, and teacher who uses the events of his life to understand where he's been. He's an 18-time Moth StorySLAM champion who spins the nuggets of his life into lessons that sometimes render his audience speechless. 

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show. 

Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. She served as the Senior Producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show' for several years before stepping down in 2021 and returning to her previous career as a registered nurse. She still produces shows with Colin and the team when her schedule allows.
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