October 13, 2014

Reyna Grande: The Distance Between Us

October 13, 2014 - Segment 1 - It's WEAA's Fall Membership Drive! Call us this week during the show between 10:00 AM and noon eastern time at 410-319-8888 to make a pledge. We meet National Book Critics Award Finalist Reyna Grande. Her memoir, The Distance Between Us, is this year’s One Maryland One Book selection.
March 20, 2014

Where Are The People Of Color In Children’s Books?

March 20, 2014 - Segment 2 - Last week in the New York Times' Sunday Review, an opinion piece by children's book author Walter Dean Myers was published, titled "Where Are the People of Color in Children's Books?" To answer the question, we talk to a panel of children's book authors and a librarian.
March 7, 2014

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Authors Deborah Johnson & Sujata Massey

March 6, 2014 - Segment 3 - March is Women's History Month, and in celebration of women writers, I talk with Deborah Johnson and Sujata Massey, the authors of two fascinating new historical novels. Johnson's book, The Secret of Magic, tells the story of a young black female attorney working with Thurgood Marshall, and Massey's book, The Sleeping Dictionary, is an historical romance set during India's struggle for independence.
October 18, 2013

Jamal Joseph – Panther Baby: A Life Of Rebellion And Reinvention

October 18, 2013 - Hour 2 - We bring you an interview from this spring's CityLit Festival with Jamal Joseph, activist, urban guerrilla, FBI's most wanted fugitive, poet, and filmmaker, who discusses his memoir, Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention. He is currently chair of Columbia's School of the Arts film division.
October 17, 2013

Andrea Stuart – Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s History of Slavery and Empire

October 17, 2013 - Hour 2 - Author Andrea Stuart talks about her book Sugar in the Blood: A Family's History of Slavery and Empire, which details the history of both sides - black and white, master and slave - of her Caribbean family, dating back to a sugar plantation in the 1630s.
October 16, 2013

Marshall Bell on Baltimore Blues: Harm City

October 16, 2013 - Hour 2 - We are joined in-studio by Marshall C. Bell, host of Midday Magazine with Marshall Bell on WOLB-AM and managing partner of The Bell Group, LLC, to talk about his latest novel, Baltimore Blues: Harm City.
October 16, 2013

Banned Books Week: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, Toni Morrison’s Beloved & More!

October 16, 2013 - Hour 1 - Have you ever read Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved? Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner? Captain Underpants? Then you have read a banned book! We observe Banned Books Week, a week celebrating the freedom to read.
September 24, 2013

Banned Books Week: Censorship, Our Children and More

September 24, 2013 - Hour 1 - Have you ever read Toni Morrison's novel Beloved? Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner? Captain Underpants? Then you have read a banned book! Tuesday morning we observe Banned Books Week, a week celebrating the freedom to read.