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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Black Book Talk on 03/03/11

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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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9 Steps to Living the Life You Love

The guest is Lisa Nichols, author of NO MATTER WHAT! 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love.

In NO MATTER WHAT!, Lisa presents the plan to inspire readers to create the lives they deserve. 

The NO MATTER WHAT! program is achieved through nine steps, or muscles --including your Confidence, Faith-in-Myself, Take-Action, Say-Yes, and Forgiveness muscles – and in her book Lisa explains how anyone can learn to use these muscles to achieve happiness and off-the-charts success.  Along the way, Lisa shares her own remarkable story as well as specific exercises and action steps t

LISA NICHOLS is co-founder of the corporations Motivating the Teen Spirit and Motivating the Masses. 


Black Book Talk on 02/03/11

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Thu, 02/03/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jacqueline E. Luckett on "Searching for Tina Turner"

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 determines that what she needs is the strength to change directions, Tina Turner becomes the icon from whose story she derives strength, even as everyone else tells her she's crazy for giving up her cashmere cocoon.

Black Book Talk on 01/06/11

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Thu, 01/06/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Black cowboy mysteries

Hosts Emma Jackson Ford, Patricia Welch and O.B. Hill speak with Robert Greer, who writes black cowboy mysteries.  His latest book is "First of State." 

Black Book Talk on 12/02/10

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Thu, 12/02/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mystery author Robert Greer on his prequel

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 decorated war vet has recently returned to Denver from Vietnam with post-traumatic stress disorder. After a friend is killed CJ's attempts to find his friend's killer are thwarted at every turn, and finally he joins his Uncle Ike's business as bail bondsman and bounty hunter.

Black Book Talk on 11/04/10

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Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Story of America’s Great Migration

Hosts Patricia Hill Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill talk with Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson about her new book “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.”

Isabel Wilkerson won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. She is the first black woman to win a Pulitzer in journalism and the first African American to win for individual reporting.

She is currently Professor of Journalism and Director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University.

Black Book Talk on 10/07/10

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Thu, 10/07/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jerald Walker talks about his memoir, "Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption.

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.

Jerald Walker is an associate professor of English at Bridgewater State College. Married and the father of two young sons, he lives in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays (2007 and 2009), Best African American Essays (2009 and 2010), the anthology Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, and Mother Jones, for which he profiled Chicago’s South Side.

Black Book Talk on 09/02/10

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Thu, 09/02/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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What you should be reading as you go back to school.

Hosts O.B. Hill, Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson-Ford present recommendations on what you should be reading as you go back to school.

Black Book Talk on 07/01/10

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Thu, 07/01/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Children's author Renee Watson

Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill 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 grew up in Portland and attended Jefferson High School.
She studied creative writing at The New School in Manhattan and graduated with a certificate in drama therapy.

 



 

Black Book Talk on 05/06/10

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Thu, 05/06/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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damali ayo on "Obamistan!: Land Without Racism"

Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill interview damali ayo, author, artist, speaker and host. Her books use humor to shed light on American culture and human relations. damali's new book is  Obamistan!

Black Book Talk on 03/04/10

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Thu, 03/04/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Shoshana Johnson

The guest is Shoshana Johnson, author of "I'm Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen--My Journey Home."

In March of 2003 world headlines were made when a U.S. army convoy was attacked in the city of An-Nasiriyah en route to Baghdad. Several soldiers were killed and others were taken prisoner.

Jessica Lynch became the face and name associated with this tragedy, but another female soldier, Shoshana Johnson, was also wounded and captured in the ambush. Shoshana became the first black female prisoner of war in United States history. She was held for twenty-two days.

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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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