Black Book Talk

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Airs at: Thu, 12/03/2020 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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From the Black Book Talk Vault: March, 2003 interview with best-selling author, James McBride

Airs at: Thu, 11/05/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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In this repeat of a March, 2003 interview, co-hosts Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford talk with James McBride about his novel, Song Yet Sung.  It is the story of Liz Spocott, a runaway slave, shot and near death, who is wracked by disturbing visions of the future as she ... 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
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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

From the Black Book Talk Vault: Wilmer Fields, "My Life in the Negro Leagues: An Autobiography"

Airs at: Fri, 08/07/2020 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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Wilmer Leon Fields (August 2, 1922 – June 4, 2004) was a household name in the Negro leagues and other baseball circuits between the 1940s and 1950s.  His son, Bennie Fields, visits Black Book Talk to discuss his father's book,  "My Life in the Negro Leagues: An Autobiograp... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: February, 2015 conversation with Kimberly Moreland

Airs at: Thu, 07/02/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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    In the rebroadcast of the February, 2015 Black Book Talk, Portlander Kimberly Moreland discusses history of Blacks in Portland and Oregon.     Oregon Black Pioneers Board member Kimberly Moreland discusses African Americans of Portland and Perseverance: A History of Afr... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: February, 2015 conversation with Kimberly Moreland

Airs at: Thu, 07/02/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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    Oregon Black Pioneers Board member Kimberly Moreland discusses African Americans of Portland and Perseverance: A History of African Americans In Oregon’s Marion and Polk Counties, both published by the Pioneers organization.   She also invites listeners to view "Racing ... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: J California Cooper, Robert Phillips, Gloria McMurtry share their favorites

Airs at: Thu, 06/04/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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In this Summer Reads program, author J California Cooper, Reflections Coffee & Books co-owner Gloria McMurtry, local leader Robert Phillips and archeologist Paris Williams offered a bright and varied palette of summer reading favorites. Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: Dr. Thabiti Lewis, Ballers of the New School : race and sports in America

Airs at: Thu, 05/07/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 Ballers of the New School is one of the first and best books to come along that effectively explains contemporary athletes and the public response to them. It challenges the well-worn narrative of sport as America's most significant site of racial progress by scrutinizing ... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: "Voices of Black Poets"

Airs at: Thu, 04/02/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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We've pulled this program  our archives.  First aired October 1, 2009,  "Voices of Black Poets" focuses on Black poets and poetry, including  historical recordings of rarely heard  poets. Read more

Celebrating Women's History: a Look Back, 3/05/2020

Airs at: Thu, 03/05/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Black Book Talk revisits interviews by and about iconic women.  Some are well-known, others not so much.  The voices of Dr Maya Angelou (speaking and singing), Ilyasah Shabazz (Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz' middle daughter) and Rosemary Reed Miller (biograher of African-Am... Read more

"Brown Sugar Babe" by Charlotte Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 02/06/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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     Author Charlotte Sherman writes, "I love being brown and wanted to write a poem to highlight the splendor of this underestimated color for young boys and girls, so they too will love the skin they are in. When I first heard a beautiful, radiant, brown-skinned child say... Read more