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John Grisham On Wrongful Conviction & 'Calico Joe'

Novelist John Grisham has churned out a novel a year since 1988. But believe it or not, he still has his moments of doubt.

Yes, the same John Grisham who has written mega-bestsellers that became smash movies still questions his ability to write.

Monday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske visits with John Grisham about his work for the Innocence Project and his continuing outrage over putting innocent people in prison. He's outspoken on how the system can be improved in ways that won't break the bank.

We also talk with Grisham about why he's also turned his attention to baseball, a topic he's always wanted to feast on in a book. And now he's done it in Calico Joe.

HEAR MORE:  John Grisham appears at this year’s Midwest Innocence Project “Faces of Innocence” fundraising gala, Wednesday, April 25th at the the Sheraton Crown Center, 2345 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo. For more information and to register, click here.


Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.