Black Book Talk

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Airs at: Thu, 06/02/2022 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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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

YINKA, WHERE IS YOUR HUZBAND?

Airs at: Thu, 02/03/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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   Yinka Oladeji is 30-something, Oxford-educated, and up for a promotion at her impressive bank job.   She has a supportive network of friends and family who love her dearly, but her personal and professional success doesn’t stop her many "aunties" from constantly asking w... Read more

Rebroadcast of Part Two: "This Is Not for You" by Richard Brown

Airs at: Thu, 01/06/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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This is a rebroadcast of the second half of our June, 2021 interview with Portlander Richard Brown, author of This is Not For You:  An Activist's Journey of Resistance and Resilience".  In this segment, he discusses the process of writing and publishing his memoir.  Mr. Bro... Read more

Rebroadcast of Part 1: "This Is Not for You" by Portland activist Richard Brown

Airs at: Thu, 12/02/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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    Richard Brown is a Portland community activist and photographer who has spent decades working to bridge the divide between police and the Black community.  This Is Not for You: An Activist's Journey of Resistance and Resilience traces how and why Brown became an engaged... Read more

Newbery Honor-winning author Renée Watson discusses The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Airs at: Thu, 11/04/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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      In the Authors Note,  Watson and Hannah-Jones state their intention to “show that Black Americans have their own proud origin story, one that does not begin in slavery, in struggle, and in strife but that bridges the gap between Africa and the United States of America... Read more

Well-Read Black Girls Book Group: More than books

Airs at: Thu, 10/07/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ray Owens and Wentemi Kante, members of Portland's Well-Read Black Girls Book Club, discuss the importance of the group beyond sharing good reads.  Both women emphasize its importance as a safe and supportive space where Black women can fellowship with their sisters, a rari... Read more

Third Eye Bookstore

Airs at: Thu, 09/02/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Charles Hannah and his wife Michelle Lewis are the co-owners of Third Eye Books, Portland's only Black-owned bookstore.  Charles shares what motivated the couple to open a bookstore at a time when independent stores are challenged by mega-sellers like Amazon.  He expresses ... Read more

The Library Ladies' Show

Airs at: Thu, 08/05/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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As summer draws to an end, students of all ages are preparing to return to school.  And, who better to help them but librarians?  So we've invited two of our favorite Library Ladies to share their reading recommendations. Carla Davis, Youth Librarian at the Midland Regional... Read more