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Novelist Jacqueline E. Luckett: "Searching for Tina Turner"

Airs at: Thu, 02/03/2011 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
  The guest is Jacqueline E. Luckett, author of "Searching for Tina Turner." In the novel Lena Harrison Spencer is in her mid-fifties, and the time has come for her to face the hard truths of what it means to have it all and still find oneself unfulfilled. When Lena determ... Read more

Portland Film Critic David Walker on Culture and Race

Airs at: Wed, 01/26/2011 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
Hosted by Lisa Loving This year marks the 15th anniversary of Portland film critic David Walker’s acclaimed Black Culture blog, BadazzMofo. To celebrate, host Lisa Loving invited Walker to talk about his new book of essays, "Why’s the Brotha Gotta Die?," delving into one o... Read more

Black Book Talk on 12/02/10

Airs at: Thu, 12/02/2010 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Hosts Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill review good books by black authors. CD-2024 Read more

Robert Greer, First of State

Airs at: Thu, 12/02/2010 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Hosts Emma Jackson Ford, Patricia Welch and O.B. Hill speak with mystery writer Robert Greer about his latest novel—First of State, a prequel to his CJ Floyd mystery series. It takes readers back in time to a very different CJ Floyd. It's 1972, and the twenty—two-year-old ... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns

Airs at: Thu, 10/01/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; line-height: 16.0px; font: 12.0px Verdana}      This is a re-broadcast of our 2010 interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson about her award-wining book “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great... Read more

Art Focus on 09/21/10

Airs at: Wed, 10/27/2010 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
Host Wendy Webb speaks with Linda Tesner, Director of the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College. They discuss Alison Saar: Bound for Glory, an exhibition exploring the sculptures and works on paper of Alison Saar. Saar’s York: Terra Incognita, a tribute to the memory o... Read more

Jerald Walker, "Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption."

Airs at: Thu, 10/07/2010 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill speak with Jerald Walker about his memoir, "Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption." Walker progressed from Chicago honor student to thug to Iowa Writers Workshop star to author and professor. Jeral... Read more

Good Summer Reads

Airs at: Thu, 08/05/2010 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
In the July Black Book Talk,  Emma Jackson Ford, O B Hill and Patricia Welch host a discussion for summer reading, and readers call in with their favorites.  Books include Yellow Moon, a novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes; The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul C... Read more

Thomas Chatterton Williams on "LOSING MY COOL: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture "

Airs at: Thu, 07/15/2010 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Thomas Chatterton Williams about his memoir, LOSING MY COOL: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture. In the book Williams describes how he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles--"keeping it real" in his friends' eyes an... Read more

Children's author Renee Watson writes about resiliency and hope

Airs at: Thu, 07/01/2010 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Hosts Patricia Welch, and Emma Jackson Ford speak with children's author Renee Watson, who discusses her two newly-released books: "What Mama Taught Me" and "A Place Where Hurricanes Happen," a tale of Katrina as children saw it.  Renee Watson was born in New Jersey but gre... Read more