Jim McKeown

Host, Likely Stories

Life-long voracious reader, Jim McKeown, is an English Instructor at McLennan Community College. His "Likely Stories" book review can be heard every Thursday on KWBU-FM! Reviews include fiction, biographies, poetry and non-fiction. Join us for Likely Stories every Thursday featured during Morning Edition and All Things Considered with encore airings Saturday and Sunday during Weekend Edition.  

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Somewhat of a retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in modern London.

Absorbing story of a woman and her sister, emotionally abandoned by their mother.

  Fun adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, set in a maximum security prison.




Intense adult story of a woman suddenly and inexplicably abandoned by her husband.

Lyrical, pleasant story of a half-dozen characters in Haruf's fictional town of Holt, CO.

A woman falls in love with her college professor and ends up in New Mexico during WW II.

A story of two women, close friends, but only one of whom survives an accident.

A series of fun stories from several pages down to even a few short lines.

A wonderful story of two children who grow to love each other, only to drift apart.

An important reminder of the horrors of nuclear conflagration. 

Engrossing and thought provoking novel of a cognitive scientist examining his life.

Latest collection of Billy Collins offers a slight detour from his usual humor.

Behind the Story: Interview with Grace Tiffany

Dec 9, 2016

In this special episode of Behind the Story, we'll hear an interview with author Grace Tiffany, whose most recent book "Gunpowder Percy" was reviewed on Likely Stories. Conducting the interview is Likely Stories host Jim McKeown. This conversation was recorded August 2nd in the KWBU Studio. 

Evocative essays of a poet obsessed with nature and its effects on humanity

Four young girls, all named Guinevere, navigate living in a convent.