The Writer's Almanac

Weeknights at 10:00 PM
Garrison Keillor

Beloved radio host Garrison Keillor recounts the highlights of that day in history and reads a short poem or two.



  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:00am
    Thursday's Poem: "Late September" by Connie Wanek, from Hartley Field. Thursday's Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of Mohandas K. Gandhi, born in Gujarat, India 1869. He was educated in British schools and earned a law degree in London. He was in South Africa on business when he was pushed off a train because he wouldn’t give up his seat for a white person, and that single act helped to make Gandhi politically active. He fought against anti-Indian legislation in South Africa, returned to India, and quickly became the leader of the Indian Campaign for Home Rule, which was finally granted to India in 1947...