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Exchange Exemplar: The Name "Swoosie" Explained By Its Owner


You've probably seen at least a few of Swoosie Kurtz's acting roles.  She's been in so many things over the years, including TV roles in series that went beyond 100 episodes.  Twice. 

Her name alone makes her distinctive, a name shared with her pilot father's cobbled-together warplane in World War II: part swan, part goose.  That explains the title of Swoosie's memoir, Part Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family.  She joined us in 2015 for a delightful visit that we are delighted to revisit here. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.