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Slaves in the Family with Edward Ball
If you knew that you were a descendant of a slave- owner, would you tell anyone?
If you had an opportunity to apologize to descendants of those enslaved by your family, would you?
Edward Ball is a writer of narrative nonfiction and the author of five books, including The Inventor and the Tycoon (Doubleday, 2013), about the birth of moving pictures. The book tells the story of Edward Muybridge, the pioneering 19-century photographer (and admitted murderer), and Leland Stanford, the Western railroad baron, whose partnership, in California during the 1870s, gave rise to the visual media.
Edward Ball’s first book, Slaves in the Family (1998), told the story of his family’s history as slave-owners in South Carolina, and of the families they once enslaved. Slaves in the Family won the National Book Award for nonfiction, was a New York Times bestseller, was translated into five languages, and was featured on Oprah.
Edward Ball was born in Savannah, raised in Louisiana and South Carolina, and graduated from Brown University in 1982. He worked for ten years as freelance journalist in New York, writing about art and film, and becoming a columnist for The Village Voice.
His other books, all nonfiction, include The Sweet Hell Inside (2001), the story of an African-American family that rose from the ashes of the Civil War to build lives in music and in art during the Jazz Age; Peninsula of Lies (2004), the story of English writer Gordon Hall, who underwent one of the first sex reassignments—in the South during the 1960s—creating an outrage; and The Genetic Strand, about the process of using DNA to investigate family history.
Edward Ball lives in Connecticut and teaches at Yale University.
It's almost summer, the perfect time of the year to get outside and get moving. Being active is not only fun, but it is important for physical activity and exercise. And your local gym, pool or park are great places to go.
To help us inspire activity, Coca Cola has launched a new initiative Get the Ball Rolling.
Join host Rick Tocquigny with Coca Cola's General Manager of Sparkling Beverages Ms. Stuart Kronauge.
This Life Lessons Show is brought to you by Coca Cola!
Richard Lucas and Greg Crawford, panelists on the ever popular Talkin Ducks shows on Comcast SportsNet, have now taken their act to Blog Talk Radio.
Their weekly show on Pac-12 basketball and basketball in general is lively, opininated and informative.
Lucas brings his wealth of knowledge about the game, from being an assistant coach on the D-1 level, to playing four years and starring for the Oregon Ducks, from 1987-91.
Crawford has been involved with the game of basketball for over 50 years, as a referee, TV personality and writer, in which he covers college basketball for CSNNW.com twice weekly.
This is a can't mis show.
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KATHY SINNOTT, former Member of Parliament in Ireland challenges a Referendum making CHILD STEALING by the State legal in Ireland. Please DONATE toward the legal costs required to challenge this outcome, for which there is sound cause. http://www.oneworldchronicle.com/?p=13013, and the THREAT of which is fully defined here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themaryandsallieshow/2012/11/18/sinnotts-irish-child-ref-challenge-hurricane-sandy-l-i
RIVERKEEPER PAUL GALLAY ~ Annual Fisherman's Ball, honoring "Big Fish" Mark Ruffalo with performance by Lyle Lovett. Paul Gallay is an attorney, educator and the President of Riverkeeper. He has served in the NY State Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau and previously in the land conservation movement in NY and Maine. Tickets: http://river.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=100121&view=Detail
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This might be one of the best years of parity in college basketball in a long time and Chris and Marshall will discuss what happened over the last week and how there is a large bunch of teams contending for high seeds in the tourny this year. The big ten continues to emerge as a tough confrence with teams beating up on each other and the pac 12 and sec are starting to make some noise. Feel free to call in and enjoy this afternoon.