literature

April 2, 2015
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Lawrence Hill on The Book of Negroes

April 1, 2015 - Segment 4 - Marc speaks with author Lawrence Hill, who has written nine books including the acclaimed The Book of Negroes, which was made into a television miniseries on BET.
March 9, 2015
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Women’s History Month Literary Festival At Enoch Pratt

March 5, 2015 - Segment 4 - We hear a preview of the Women's History Month Literary Festival with authors Lalita Tademy and LaShonda Katrice Barnett.
March 4, 2015
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Marc and Lea Are Starting A Book Club! Octavia Butler’s ‘Kindred’ Is First Up

March 4, 2015 - Segment 5 - Blues and Gospel singer Lea Gilmore, Center for Emerging Media's Culture Editor, joins us to introduce the Lea & Marc Book Club. Our first selection is Kindred by Octavia Butler.
October 16, 2014
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Charles Blow on His Memoir “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”

October 16, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc speaks with New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow about his compelling new memoir about growing up in segregated Louisiana, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
October 13, 2014
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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.
September 23, 2014
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Celebrating Banned Books Week

September 23, 2014 - Segment 2 - It's Banned Books Week! From Harry Potter to Catcher in the Rye to Fifty Shades of Gray, we talk about our favorite banned books, with: Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom; and Dr. Carla Hayden, Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
August 12, 2014
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Walter Mosley: Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation

August 12, 2014 - Segment 2 - Author Walter Mosley joins us to talk about his book "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation." The book provides a 12-step program for kicking "Americanism"--an addictive and pernicious ideology that encourages "tolerance to lies, worldwide aggression . . . pain and lifelong unhappiness." Mosley elaborates on what he sees wrong with society and how to cure these ills.
July 10, 2014
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Walter Mosley: Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore

July 10, 2014 - Segment 4 - We listen to an interview with author Walter Mosley, who joined us to talk about his latest book: Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore!
June 23, 2014
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Remembering Octavia Butler

June 23, 2014 - Segment 4 - We reflect on on the life, work, and legacy of author Octavia Butler, who died in 2006 but would have turned 67 yesterday. With: adrienne maree brown, co-editor of the upcoming anthology Octavia's Brood, sci-fi writer, and Emergent Strategy facilitator; and Dr. DaMaris B. Hill, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky.
May 3, 2014
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African American Children’s Book Festival

May 1, 2014 - Segment 3 - We look at African American Children's Literature, with: Dr. Mubina Kirmani,professor in the College of Education at Towson University and author of Bundle of Secrets: Savita Returns Home, and Helen Yuen, Marketing Director at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture.
March 20, 2014
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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.