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Ralls Melotte - Cat's Cafe

In this episode, KISU's Ricky Colapietro interviews historical fiction author Ralls Melotte about his most recent book, "Cat's Cafe".

Ricky and Ralls discuss "Cat's Cafe", the first book of a historical fiction trilogy, focusing in on his career and past. They talk about the main inspirations behind the book, as well as how his career has helped shape his interest in Idaho and Idaho's rich history. Below are links to Ralls website and the Zoom link to the talk he is hosting.

May 4th 3-4pm Zoom Meeting Link - CLICK HERE
Ralls Melotte's Website - CLICK HERE

Ricky Colapietro was born and raised in Alaska, coming to ISU in 2019 to begin his undergraduate degrees in Business Finance, Economics, and Management. Ricky is involved with the Honors program, as well as Chi Alpha, acting as a small group leader as well as the club treasurer. He has been working at his local radio station KVAK for a little over 4 years, being involved in many different functions at the studio, one of the most notable being a co-host to the weekly live radio show “Justin and Ricky’s Random Radio Show.” It airs locally in his hometown Valdez, Alaska live 3-4 pm every Thursday and Idaho listeners can listen to 5-6 pm MST on either the KVAK Radio app which can be found on the Google Play or Apple App store or the streaming option at The show features random facts, jokes, a holiday countdown, local news, and other shenanigans. Outside of school and work, Ricky enjoys fishing, working out, and playing video games with his friends.