This month's edition of Between the Lines is guest hosted by Paul Smart, and features three interviews dealing with the relationship between mortality and creativity.
Originating host Ann Forbes Cooper, on sabbatical for a few months, speaks with and memorializes the late Steve Crohn, the "man who could not catch AIDS," who had a mysterious immunity to the disease he witnessed from its earliest appearances, and who took his own life in August 2013.
Debby Mayer, local journalist with The Columbia Paper, discusses her memoir, Riptides & Solaces Unforeseen, and how she's turned the horrors of dealing with her late partner's demise to brain cancer into something healing.
And finally, the painter's painter John Lees, who opens a solo exhibit at John Davis Gallery in Hudson on October 12, 2013, discusses the ways in which time, mortality, and the primacy of paint itself work together in his art.
Music is by Sara Barreilles; Pablo Casals, playing Johannes Sebastian Bach; and the great Ben Webster.