Black Book Talk

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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Episode Archive

Black Book Talk on 09/05/13

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Thu, 09/05/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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If By Chance, a science fiction novel, is D'Norgia Taylor's latest work.

D'Norgia Taylor writes science fiction for all ages and all kinds of people.  "A lot of it is about escape -- getting away from whatever the issues...that you want to escape from -- or to."  Her latest work, If By Chance, deals with a generational curse that besets a small Pacific Northwest community.  This community is plagued by tragedy, humiliation and outrage; so traumatized they keep their stories even to their graves.

Black Book Talk on 08/01/13

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Thu, 08/01/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Psychologist Earl Bracy discusses racism's effect on the psyche

Dr. Earl Bracy -- a Vietnam War era combat medic, practicing clinical psychologist, and author of Too Young to Die: Inner-City Adolescent Homicides and The Making of a Psychologist -- has endured prejudice and discrimination the likes of which many Americans, black and white, will never know.

Black Book Talk on 07/04/13

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Thu, 07/04/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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In new, Maya Angelou shares the story of her relaionship with her mother

Repeat - By popular demand we repeat our June interview with legendary author Maya Angelou.   In her new book, Mom & Me & Mom, the writer shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.    Angelou's mother, Vivian Baxter, was an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas.

Black Book Talk on 06/06/13

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Thu, 06/06/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Maya Angelou shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.

Legendary author Maya Angelou shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother in her new book, Mom & Me & Mom.    Angelou's mother, Vivian Baxter, was an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told.

Black Book Talk on 05/02/13

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Thu, 05/02/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Clinton Galloway discusses his book Anatomy of a Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central L.A.
HBO. CNN. BET.  These cable stations have revolutionized our television viewing experience and our culture as a whole. In 1979,  cable was still an emerging technology, but one that brothers  Clinton and Carl Galloway knew was worth pursuing. 

Black Book Talk on 04/04/13

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Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Author Jonathan R. Miller discusses mystery thriller, Delivery

Author Jonathan R. Miller writes literary fiction thrillers that include multicultural or biracial characters and themes.  His latest work,  Delivery, features a  biracial Somali man who is blinded while defending his daughter.  Ambojeem, the protagonist, settles in the relative calm of Minnesota, hoping to find a proper, peaceful home.  Instead, he stumbles into a world where black market surgeries, kidnappings, and murder are the norm. Along the way, he meets a little girl whose father has made plans for one of her vital organs, and Ambo must find a way to help the child while ensuring that he doesn't fall victim to the father's crazed ambitions himself.

Black Book Talk on 03/07/13

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Thu, 03/07/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Author Cheryl Waiters on her memoir, "Blood, Sweat, and High Heels"

Hosts Patricia Welch, O.B. Hill, and Emma Jackson Ford speak with Cheryl Waiters. In her inspiring memoir, "Blood, Sweat, and High Heels," Cheryl Waiters chronicles her struggles and victories as an African American female working to overcome gender and racial biases in the male-dominated field of construction. Set against a backdrop of racial tensions, civil unrest and social movements, Waiters takes readers along on her life journey through the years of JFK, Martin Luther King, Women’s Liberation and Black Panther Movements. Cheryl Waiters has been a professional electrician for the past twenty-two years. She topped out as a journeyman and holds the distinction of working on some of America’s most important landmarks.

Black Book Talk on 02/07/13

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Thu, 02/07/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Books by Black Authors

Guest Kimberly Stowers Moreland is the author of African Americans of Portland, a pictorial history.

Black Book Talk on 01/03/13

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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The First Americans Were Africans

 Today Black Book Talk presents a program from their archives featuring author and academic Dr. David Imhotep discussing his book, The First Americans Were Africans which asserts that Africans were the first Americans and that they arrived 51,000 years prior to the Mongolians.

“Africans not only came before Columbus, but were in the Americas long before any other group, at least 56,000 years ago,” says Imhotep. “With this book, I produce and expand on evidence from several scientific fields, credible scholars, professors and researchers.”

Black Book Talk on 12/06/12

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Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Books by Black Authors

Hosts Patricia Welch and O.B. Hill talk about their favorite books from 2012.

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Nathan McCall, author of "Them"

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Mon, 02/04/2008

Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill interview Nathan McCall about his new book, Them, a novel about gentrification.

Award winning writer J. California Cooper

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Mon, 12/31/2007

 

 hosts O.B. Hill, Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford special guest is writer J. California Cooper. The author of seventeen plays, she was named Black Playwright of the Year in 1978. Her books include Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns: Stories and Some People, Some Other Place.

Kwanzaa Black Book Talk

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Mon, 12/03/2007

December Black Book Talk, hosted by Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford, focusing on the Kwanzaa holiday and favorite holiday books by black authors.

 

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