Black Book Talk

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Airs at: Thu, 12/05/2019 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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"Some Places More Than Others," Renee Watson, 11/7/19

Airs at: Thu, 11/07/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Everything and everyone has a story, a beginning.      All Amara wants for her birthday is to visit her father's family in New York City—Harlem, to be exact. She loves her home in Beaverton, but can't wait to finally meet her Grandpa Earl and cousins in person, and to stay... Read more

Montrell (Chillin' the Creative) Goss

Airs at: Thu, 10/03/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Poet/author Montrell Goss, also known as "Chillin' the Creative," introduces his first children's book Chillin' the Courageous Meets the Young Kids.  The Portland native also charts his journey from a student who struggled with reading to the author of six books.  Through h... Read more

Fall at the Library, 2019

Airs at: Thu, 09/05/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Multhnomah County Library staffers LeFoster Williams and Milo Reed will share their favorite reads and tell us about upcoming Fall 2019 programs.  Kids go back to school, adults go back to work and we all go back to a good book whether in print, on disc or online. Read more

In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles Winslow

Airs at: Thu, 08/01/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors' gossip won't keep Knot from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, nineteenth-century literature, and the company of men. And yet, Knot is starting... Read more

Caged and Locked

Airs at: Thu, 07/04/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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     "What is Circumstantial Depression? What affect does it have on the eyes and how we see the rest of the world and ourselves? My name is Lẹwa Ubunifu. I have Circumstantial Depression. I have struggled with this type of depression for a very long time. I am writing this... Read more

Summer at Library

Airs at: Thu, 06/06/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Lots more than books happening at the library this summer.  Multnomah County reference and outreach staffers Foster Williams, Lanel Jackson and Elleona Budd will tell us all about it.  Books, programs, blogs, ebooks, DVDs...it's all at there. And, if you don't make it to th... Read more

Survival Math - Mitchell S. Jackson

Airs at: Thu, 05/02/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 Survival Math takes its name from the calculations Mitchell S Jackson and his family made to keep safe—to stay alive—in their community, a small black Portland neighborhood blighted by drugs, violence, poverty, and governmental neglect. Mitchell explores the Portland of h... Read more

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