Black Book Talk

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Airs at: Thu, 06/04/2020 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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From the Black Book Talk Vault: Dr. Thabiti Lewis, Ballers of the New School : race and sports in America

Airs at: Thu, 05/07/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 Ballers of the New School is one of the first and best books to come along that effectively explains contemporary athletes and the public response to them. It challenges the well-worn narrative of sport as America's most significant site of racial progress by scrutinizing ... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: "Voices of Black Poets"

Airs at: Thu, 04/02/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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We've pulled this program  our archives.  First aired October 1, 2009,  "Voices of Black Poets" focuses on Black poets and poetry, including  historical recordings of rarely heard  poets. Read more

Celebrating Women's History: a Look Back, 3/05/2020

Airs at: Thu, 03/05/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Black Book Talk revisits interviews by and about iconic women.  Some are well-known, others not so much.  The voices of Dr Maya Angelou (speaking and singing), Ilyasah Shabazz (Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz' middle daughter) and Rosemary Reed Miller (biograher of African-Am... Read more

"Brown Sugar Babe" by Charlotte Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 02/06/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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     Author Charlotte Sherman writes, "I love being brown and wanted to write a poem to highlight the splendor of this underestimated color for young boys and girls, so they too will love the skin they are in. When I first heard a beautiful, radiant, brown-skinned child say... Read more

REBROADCAST: In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles Winslow

Airs at: Thu, 01/02/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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This is a rebroadcast of Black Book Talk's August 1, 2019 interview with author De'Shawn Charles Winslow re his debut novel,  In West Mills. Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors' gossi... Read more

Black Book Talk Holiday Ideas special, 12/05/19

Airs at: Thu, 12/05/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Expanded Membership Drive program where listeners called in with holiday book gift suggestions. Read more

Black Books for the Holidays

Airs at: Thu, 12/05/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Black Book Talk listeners are invited to call in and share books by Black authors that you'd like to give (or receive!) during the holidays.  Tell us about the book that made you smile, laugh or just think a little deeper.  You know, the one that you couldn't stop talking a... Read more

"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 Poet) 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 Poet," 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 his b... 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