Black Book Talk

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Airs at: Thu, 01/02/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Every first Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Monthly program featuring interviews and discussions of works by African American authors. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O B Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional call-in shows allow audience members to talk directly to authors and/or share their opinions on works by Black authors.

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Black Books for the Holidays

Airs at: Thu, 12/05/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Black Book Talk listeners are invited to call in and share books by Black authors that you'd like to give (or receive!) during the holidays.  Tell us about the book that made you smile, laugh or just think a little deeper.  You know, the one that you couldn't stop talking a... Read more

Black Book Talk on 12/05/19

Airs at: Thu, 12/05/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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"Some Places More Than Others," Renee Watson, 11/7/19

Airs at: Thu, 11/07/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Everything and everyone has a story, a beginning.      All Amara wants for her birthday is to visit her father's family in New York City—Harlem, to be exact. She loves her home in Beaverton, but can't wait to finally meet her Grandpa Earl and cousins in person, and to stay... Read more

Montrell (Chillin' the Poet) Goss

Airs at: Thu, 10/03/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Poet/author Montrell Goss, also known as "Chillin' the Poet," introduces his first children's book Chillin' the Courageous Meets the Young Kids.  The Portland native also charts his journey from a student who struggled with reading to the author of six books.  Through his b... Read more

Fall at the Library, 2019

Airs at: Thu, 09/05/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Multhnomah County Library staffers LeFoster Williams and Milo Reed will share their favorite reads and tell us about upcoming Fall 2019 programs.  Kids go back to school, adults go back to work and we all go back to a good book whether in print, on disc or online. Read more

In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles Winslow

Airs at: Thu, 08/01/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors' gossip won't keep Knot from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, nineteenth-century literature, and the company of men. And yet, Knot is starting... Read more

Caged and Locked

Airs at: Thu, 07/04/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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     "What is Circumstantial Depression? What affect does it have on the eyes and how we see the rest of the world and ourselves? My name is Lẹwa Ubunifu. I have Circumstantial Depression. I have struggled with this type of depression for a very long time. I am writing this... Read more

Summer at Library

Airs at: Thu, 06/06/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Lots more than books happening at the library this summer.  Multnomah County reference and outreach staffers Foster Williams, Lanel Jackson and Elleona Budd will tell us all about it.  Books, programs, blogs, ebooks, DVDs...it's all at there. And, if you don't make it to th... Read more

Survival Math - Mitchell S. Jackson

Airs at: Thu, 05/02/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 Survival Math takes its name from the calculations Mitchell S Jackson and his family made to keep safe—to stay alive—in their community, a small black Portland neighborhood blighted by drugs, violence, poverty, and governmental neglect. Mitchell explores the Portland of h... Read more

What We're Reading Now

Airs at: Thu, 04/04/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Black Book Talk co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O. B. Hill and Patricia Welch discuss what's on their bookshelves this month.  Listeners are invited to call-in (503-231-8187) and share their current reads. Read more