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CANCELED – Thacker Mountain Radio Hour

March 19 @ 6:00 PM

Since the University of Mississippi has cancelled all classes for March 16 – 20, 2020 and is postponing or cancelling all large on- and off-campus gatherings until further notice due the pandemic Coronavirus, the Ford Center must cancel or postpone all events planned for the near future. 

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour is a weekly live radio show featuring author readings and a wide array of musical performances from the square in Oxford, Mississippi. The live show is broadcast on 92.1 FM Rebel Radio, Thursdays at 6 pm and rebroadcast Saturdays at 7 pm on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Saturdays at 9 pm on Alabama Public Radio. Admission is free.

Guest Author: The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood

The little-known story of screenwriter Salka Viertel, whose salons in 1930s and 40s Hollywood created a refuge for a multitude of famous figures who had escaped the horrors of World War ll. Viertel combined a modern-before-her-time sensibility with the Old-World advantages of a classical European education and fluency in eight languages. A vital presence in the golden age of Hollywood, Salka Viertel is long overdue for her own moment in the spotlight.

Donna Rifkind’s reviews appear frequently in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times Book Review. She has also been a contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Times Literary Supplement, American Scholar, and other publications. In 2006 she was a finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle.



March 19
6:00 PM