Black Book Talk

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Airs at: Thu, 05/02/2019 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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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

The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Airs at: Thu, 03/07/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee borrowed $100 from her brother to run a "Numbers" racket out of her tattered apartment on Delaware Street, in o... Read more

"Watch Us Rise," Portland author Renee Watson's latest young adult novel

Airs at: Thu, 02/07/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission--they're sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women's Rights Club. They post their work online--poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and... Read more

Rebroadcast: "What I'm Reading", October 4, 2018

Airs at: Thu, 01/03/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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   This is a re-broadcast of the October 4 2018 edition of "Black Book Talk".   Guests Perry Gardner and Tamyka Miles of Multnomah County Library shared books on their current reading list.  Among the titles discussed were:   Take You Wherever You Go, a Memoir, by Kenny... Read more

The Legend of the Chocolate River

Airs at: Thu, 12/06/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  An interview with Coco LaBon, author of The Legend of the Chocolate River.    This story recounnts the adventures of Manda, a baby elephant, and his best friend, Mr. Crowley, a wise, old frog, as search for the legendary Chocolate River.  Manda announces that he wants to... Read more

Black Book Talk on 11/01/18

Airs at: Thu, 11/01/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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What I'm Reading

Airs at: Thu, 10/04/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Have a book you can't wait to finish?  An African-American author that you want to introduce to the world?   Or, maybe you're looking for new titles by Black authors?  Something to curl up with during the long winter hours?  Then  "What I'm Reading" is the perfect "Black... Read more

Ilyasah Shabazz: Betty Before X

Airs at: Thu, 09/06/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Call during this broadcast and contribute to KBOO's Fall Membership Drive.  Give to KBOO and get a copy of Betty Before X...a powerful middle-grade fictionalized account of the childhood activism of Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X's wife, written by their daughter Ilyasah Shaba... Read more

The Best Books I Ever Read

Airs at: Thu, 08/02/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  This month on Black Book Talk our guest is Patricia Heard Hopson retired librarian for Portland Public Schools.  We'll talk about the best books we've ever read. Read more

Renee Simms

Airs at: Thu, 07/05/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  The hosts of Black Book Talk welcome author, lawyer and professor Renee Simms to discuss her new book Meet Behind Mars.  Call (503) 231-8187 to join the conversation and talk about what you've been reading this Summer. Renee Simms is a novelist and lawyer interested in b... Read more