this was a show to honor and celebrate the life of charles stepney, one of the greatest arrangers and producers whe ever lived... he was most famous for working with artists such as minnie ripperton and earth, wind & fire. he also worked as an A&R for chess records for a time, and did the arrangements on muddy waters' controvercial (now deemed cult) album, 'electric mud'. also, there was a portion of a speech angela davis made in february at reed college. she spoke about the prison industrial system and how it plays out in this age.
Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Lisa Gardner, author of "Say Goodbye," a thriller about abduction and abuse, with an Oregon connection.Lisa Gardner started her first novel, a romance, when she was 18. She sold it to Silhouette Intimate Moments just three years later, during her junior year of college. It was released as "Walking After Midnight" under her pseudonym Alicia Scott. In 1993 Gardner graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in International Relations. She got a job working as a management consultant, but she kept up her writing.
Hosts Patricia, O.B. and Emma speak with E. Lynn Harris, nine-time New York Times bestselling author about his latest book "Basketball Jones," which explores the consequences of loving someone who is forced to conform to the rules society demands its public heroes follow.