Rod Dreher http://wrkf.org en A Grieving Brother Finds Solace In His Sister's 'Small Town' http://wrkf.org/post/grieving-brother-finds-solace-his-sisters-small-town When he was a teenager, journalist Rod Dreher couldn't wait to escape Louisiana. Now he has found his way home again in grief — after his sister's death from lung cancer. It was "in light" of that tragedy, Dreher says, that he discovered the value of community. It's the subject of his new book, <em>The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life</em>.<p>Dreher's new home is on a historic block in St. Francisville, La., population 1,700. The houses have welcoming, wide front porches. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:28:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 9601 at http://wrkf.org A Grieving Brother Finds Solace In His Sister's 'Small Town' MONDAY: Writer Rod Dreher, Attorney and Philanthropist John Hightower http://wrkf.org/post/monday-writer-rod-dreher-attorney-and-philanthropist-john-hightower <p>Jim chats with noted write Rod Dreher, about his return to Louisiana and his book, "The Little Way of Ruthie Leming"</p><p>Community activist John Hightower discusses some of the many philanthropic ventures he's involved with, including an upcoming summit on diabetes at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, hosted by the Environment and Health Council of Louisiana, of which Hightower is a member.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:14:47 +0000 Jim Engster 9164 at http://wrkf.org