Unwrap Your Candies Now

Houston Lawyer John Raley Stars In “Inherit The Wind,” Plus Addie Tsai Talks About Poetry And Her Life As A Writer

Meet a prominent lawyer with a passion for theater and a Houston writer on the brink of her debut novel.


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In this episode of the podcast "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Ernie Manouse interviews actor and attorney John Raley, who stars in Inherit the Wind. Cone Man Running Productions will present the classic play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, inspired by the Scopes Monkey Trial, November 14 – 23 at Spring Street Studios. Raley talks about his career in law, his love of acting and how the two intersect.

Then, Catherine Lu features a sound portrait of writer Addie Tsai. Produced originally for HPM's Voices and Verses series, the segment explores Tsai's love of poetry, life as a writer and her poem "My First Twenty-Dollar Bill." Tsai’s first book, a queer Asian young adult novel entitled Dear Twin, will be released on November 15 by Metonymy Press. Brazos Bookstore will present Tsai in a reading on November 14 at 6:30pm.

Share your comments, questions and ideas at UYCN@houstonpublicmedia.org.

Music used in Addie Tsai’s segment: Morning Passages from The Hours (excerpt) by Philip Glass/arr. Michael Riesman & Nico Mühly from The 5 Browns: In Hollywood, Fern (excerpt) by Zoë Keating from One Cello x 16: Natoma and Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt (excerpt) from Arvo Part: Alina


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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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