Black Book Talk

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Airs at: Thu, 01/05/2023 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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Third Eye Books

Airs at: Thu, 12/01/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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COVID-19 ravaged many small businesses, but Third Eye Books, opened in 2019, weathered the storm.  Hannah discusses the current business climate and how it affects his and other small bookstores.   He discusses the services this Southeast Portland literary center offers.  I... Read more

Are more Black books being challenged?

Airs at: Thu, 11/03/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones (2019)  - Banned as part of broad efforts to stamp out "critical race theory” in schools.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou (1969)  -  Challenged frequently and banned, ostensibly for vulgarity and sexually explicit materi... Read more

THE VANQUISHERS by Kalynn Bayron

Airs at: Thu, 10/06/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Everybody knows vampires have been vanquished, right?  Welllll, maybe no..... Twelve-year-old Malika “Boog” Wilson and her best friends have grown up idolizing The Vanquishers, a group of masked vampire hunters who wiped out the last hoard of the undead decades ago. For ki... Read more

WAYS TO SHARE JOY by Renee Watson

Airs at: Thu, 09/01/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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     Ryan Hart is caught in the middle. She has an older brother and a new baby sister, and she's in a friendship tug-of-war with two friends who both want to be her best best friend. How can Ryan think about being kind to a classmate who is relentless with his teasing? Or ... Read more

Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus

Airs at: Thu, 08/04/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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     In Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus, authors Janie Victoria Ward and Tracy L. Robinson-Wood describe a mentorship model designed to advocate for Black women college students.      Ward and Robinson-Wood, experts in the developmental and identity chall... Read more

Black Book Talk on 07/07/22

Airs at: Thu, 07/07/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Andre Lewis Carter

Airs at: Thu, 06/02/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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In author Andre Lewis Carter's debut novel, the Vietnam War is raging, the US Navy has only recently begun the process of integration,  and the country is reeling from racial turmoil and unrest.  Youthful César enlists in the Navy to escape from Mr. Mike, a charismatic, soc... Read more

Slaves for Peanuts by Jori Lewis

Airs at: Thu, 05/05/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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     Slaves for Peanuts deftly weaves together the natural and human history of a crop that transformed the lives of millions. Author Jori Lewis reveals how demand for peanut oil in Europe ensured that slavery in Africa would persist well into the twentieth century, long af... Read more

Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps by Charlotte Watson Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 04/07/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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“I wrote Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps to help show young (and older) readers we can all pitch in to protect the beauty of our oceans and marine life,” said author Charlotte Sherman. After researching environmentalism and seeing the effects of pollution, Sherman wa... Read more

BEDLAM: The Life & Mind of Earl Sedgwick

Airs at: Thu, 03/03/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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     Bedlam:  The Life & Mind of Earl Sedgwick details the frustrating life of Earl Sedgwick, owner and operator of a mental institution. Earl grew up in the business and subsequently took it over despite his avowed hatred of how the business robbed him of his childhood. He... Read more