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  • 00:31

    Joy Keys chats with Author Kimberla Lawson Roby about Best Friends Forever

    in Current Events

     


    Special Guest: Author  Kimberla Lawson Roby chats about her new book Best Friends Forever.


    BEST FRIENDS FOREVER tells the story of Celine Richardson, her husband, Keith, and their 10-year-old daughter, Kassie.  But this once loving marriage and happy family unit turn devastating when, only days apart, Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer and learns that Keith is having an affair.  Worse, Keith still leaves her for the other woman.  Celine then wonders how
    she’ll navigate the difficult process of surgery and additional cancer treatment, but comfort and support come in the form of Celine's best friend, Lauren.  They've been attached at the hip since they were children, and it is Lauren who's there for Celine in her darkest moments.  Of course, Keith may want to come back home, forcing Celine to consider some tough decisions relating to the marriage and otherwise—and for the very first time in her life, she wants to give up.  Lauren vows to help her best friend in any way she can, but will it be too late?


    KimberlaLawson Roby is the author of the bestselling works The Ultimate Betrayal, A Christmas Prayer, The Prodigal Son, A House Divided, The Perfect Marriage, The Reverend’s Wife, Secret Obsession, Love, Honor, and Betray, Be Careful What You Pray For, A Deep Dark Secret, The Best of Everything, Sin No More, One in a Million, Love and Lies, Changing Faces, The Best-Kept Secret, Too Much of a Good Thing, A Taste of Reality, It’s a Thin Line, Casting the First Stone, Here and Now and Behind Closed Doors. She lives with her husband in Illinois.


    www.kimroby.com 

  • 00:30

    Joy Keys chats with Nigerian Author Chioma Okereke

    in Books

    Chioma Okereke was born in Benin City, Nigeria. She started her writing career as a poet and performed throughout Europe and the United States before turning her hand to fiction. Her work has been shortlisted in the Undiscovered Authors Competition 2006,run by Bookforce UK, and in the Daily Telegraph's 'Write a Novel in a Year' Competition in 2007.


    Bitter Leaf is a richly textured and intricate novel set in Mannobe, a world that is African in nature but never geographically placed. At the heart of the novel is the village itself and its colourful cast of inhabitants: Babylon, a gifted musician who falls under the spell of the beautiful Jericho who has recently returned from the city; Mabel and M'elle Codon, twin sisters whose lives have taken very different paths, Magdalena, daughter of Mabel, who nurses an unrequited love for Babylon and Allegory, the wise old man who adheres to tradition.

  • 00:08

    The Simple Joy of Spring Cleaning Introduction

    in Moms and Family

    Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. I know you think that's just crazy talk but you can make spring cleaning easier when you do it the Simple Joy way! In this 5 part series, Jean Ann Duckworth explains the importance of spring cleaning. She then offers you 4 steps to take the stress out of the process:



    Make a Tour;
    Make a Plan;
    Make a Trip;
    Make Someone Else Do It!


    Simplify your cleaning this spring when you learn to do it the Simple Joy way!


     

  • 00:28

    Joy Keys chats with Nigerian Author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

    in Books

    Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is a novelist, essayist, journalist and humorist. She was born in Enugu, Nigeria. As a teenager, she secretly dreamed of becoming a CIA or KGB agent. She studied Psychology at the University of Ibadan.  Her first income was from winning a writing competition at the age of 13. In her first year at university, she was a member of the Idia Hall Chess Team, and also a member of the university's (classical music) choir.   


    I Do Not Come to You by Chance:A deeply moving debut novel set amid the perilous world of Nigerian email scams, I Do Not Come to You by Chance tells the story of one young man and the family who loves him. Being the opera of the family, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to certain privileges--a piece of meat in his egusisoup, a party to celebrate his graduation from university. As first son, he has responsibilities, too. But times are bad in Nigeria, and life is hard. Unable to find work, Kingsley cannot take on the duty of training his younger siblings, nor can he provide his parents with financial peace in their retirement. And then there is Ola. Dear, sweet Ola, the sugar in Kingsley's tea. It does not seem to matter that he loves her deeply; he cannot afford her bride price.


    Winner of Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book (Africa) 2010,  Betty Trask Award for Best First Book 2010,Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2010 finalist and Washington Post Best Books of 2009.

  • 00:29

    Joy Keys chats with Poet Yolanda Wisher

    in Current Events

    Yolanda Wisher is the 2016-2017 Poet Laureate of the City of Philadelphia. Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro and the co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song. 


    Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Fence, Chain, MELUS, and GOOD Magazine and the anthologies Gathering Ground and The Ringing Ear. 


    Wisher is a 2016 Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence, 2015 Pew Fellow, Center for Performance and Civic Practice Catalyst Initiative grantee (2015), Leeway Art & Change Award recipient (2008), and the inaugural Montgomery County Pennsylvania Poet Laureate (1999). 


    She holds an M.A in English/Creative Writing-Poetry from Temple University and a B.A. in English/Black Studies from Lafayette College. Wisher founded and directed the Germantown Poetry Festival (2006-2010) and served as Director of Art Education for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (2010-2015). 


    She currently works as Chief Rhapsodist of Wherewithal for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture. 

  • 00:45

    The Giant of giants On The Voice of Joy

    in Spirituality

    God is our Giant.  We create idols who become we think are giants they aee only busy little ants crawling around looking for someone to make them an idol.  They have no name but we come up with names that we turn into pets.  We need only one God, one Giant to fight our battles and one Lord of our life.  Trust in the Lord.  Have faith in God.  Let the sleeping giants die aand let the Word of God live and give eternal life to our being.  Whose report will you believe.  God bless you and keep giiving giant praise to our God.

  • 00:30

    Joy Keys chats with Award winning South African Singer Lira

    in Music

    Songstress LIRA, whose music career spans 13 years and includes 6 Studio albums, 3 live DVD’s, an autobiography and a movie; has established herself as the foremost female artist in South Africa and a formidable presence on the global music scene.


    When asked to elaborate on the significance of the title; “I grew up in a world where I faced so many limitations. I realised defining freedom for myself and subsequently living it was what I needed to do. In exploring this, the concept of “Born Free” became clearer. I want people to realise how powerful they are and that they can own their freedom. This album has become more than a body of musical work, it seeks to inspire and create change – physically and most importantly, mentally “says LIRA.


    Born Free masterfully blends a new sound with the smooth urban direction synonymous with the LIRA brand. “This is my best record yet, adds LIRA, and listeners should expect to hear the definitive growth and boldness which that brings.”


    Born Free marks a new direction for LIRA and promises to set an exciting tone for great things to come. www.misslira.com

  • 00:59

    In Memory of Dr. King on the Voice of Joy

    in Spirituality

    Let us pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King and all who experienced this act of freedom that we are priviledged to share today.  We have come this far by faith.  If we have not shown appreciation for all who suffered, bled and died in this movement then we need to pray.  We are better for it.  We are stronger for it.  We are blessed by it.  This younger generation has no excuse.  Do no be a part of lack of responsibility.  We are who we are because of the struggles, denial, and ugly abuse.  If you still experience it and are discouraged by it.  Turn your eyes upon Jesus.  jesus said in his word   They hated me before they hated you.  Be not dismayed whatever betied whatever comes your way.  God will take care of you.

  • 01:00

    Open your Door to Success on the Voice of Joy

    in Spirituality

    Jesus said in his word, Behold I stand at the door and knock, Open the door, hear the knock, be there.  don't miss your blessing.  Don't shut the door,  Don't ignore the voice.  He is calling for you for your ministr.  You have the power to open the door and do a work for the Lord.  He has come thaat you might have life and more abundant life.  Get up and open the door.  Get up and tune in to the Voice of Joy,  Open your blessing today.  Your best is released today.    Something good is about to happen if you will open the door.  Our guest speaker for today is Rev Bohall and his message is Open the Door.

  • 02:01

    HONEYCOMB HIDEOUT with JOHNNY DAVIS

    in Radio

        Spin, spin, spit it again - keepin' playin' those jams til you make them grin!  Play play, play like a beast - Feeding them music like it's a royal feast.  Jazz and old school, rythm and blues, we got good fine carpet, so take off your shoes! Serving happy hour drinks and h'orderves, get to the floor if you got the nerves!  Johnny Davis is SMASHING THEM like squash, and spittin' em out like watermelon seeds - can you feel the groove? then it's on like POP CORN!!! here on the JKN.

  • Kara Lawson on the NBA Playoffs, Steph Injury News

    in Basketball

    ESPN NBA broadcaster, Olympic Gold Medalist, and WNBA champion Kara Lawson (@KaraLawson20) joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) for a deep dive on the NBA playoffs.  We hit on Frank Kaminsky's role in Charlotte's Game 3 win, whether the Raptors can do anything to free DeMar DeRozan from Paul George, her most interesting strategic questions of the playoffs, how much rest players need in the playoffs and how to improve it, and her own interest in analytics. 


    Plus, about 8 minutes on Monday's Steph Curry injury update (47:50) with Danny Leroux.