• 01:32

    Slaves In The Family with Edward Ball

    in History

    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.
     
     

  • 00:17

    Actor and Comedian Louis Edward Balletta stops by #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    He is enjoying his life as an actor and comedian (recently seen on the hit show GOTHAM, but Louis Edward Balletta is so much more. He talks with Conversations LIVE host Cyrus Webb about the journey and what's to come.

  • 00:54

    Talking About Ball Pythons and Breeding Of These Wonderful Snakes

    in Pets

    Ball pythons come in many colors and varieties. Today we will be discussing some ball pythons with my special guests. This should be an informative show with my special guests. Their names will be a surprise given out on day of show! There are thousands of Ball Pythons that have been bred with many more being bred as we speak here. So, come join us on December 6th for a great show! Call in live at 1-347-677-1837 to speak with guest. Have a great day!

  • 01:01

    The Half Has Never Been Told with Edward E. Baptist, Ph.D.

    in History

    The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism


    Historian Edward E. Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Until the Civil War, Baptist explains, the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from enslaved African Americans. Thus the United States seized control of the world market for cotton, the key raw material of the Industrial Revolution, and became a wealthy nation with global influence.


    Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. It forces readers to reckon with the violence at the root of American supremacy, but also with the survival and resistance that brought about slavery’s end—and created a culture that sustains America’s deepest dreams of freedom.


    Edward E. Baptist is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and House Professor and Dean at the Carl Becker House at Cornell University.


     


     


     

  • 01:09

    The Broncos & The Patriots, and the Boys from the Ball Street Journal!

    in Sports

    We are very excited to have two Official Fan Reporters join us this week. Leora our Broncos OFR & Angelica our Patriots OFR will talk about the expected AFC Championship game between Denver and New England, and which teams could be the spoilers for that match up. Then we are so happy the gentlemen from the Ball Street Journal pop in to talk about which teams have to win to get in the playoffs. It will be a great show!

  • 00:30

    Cricket Ball by Ball Commentaries

    in Sports

    Live ball by ball coverage

  • 00:28

    Lucas and Crawford on B-Ball

    in Sports

    Great basketball talk year around

  • 00:28

    Lucas and Crawford on B-Ball

    in Sports

    Great basketball talk year around

  • 01:06

    Interview With Sharyl Attkisson and Edward Kleinbard

    in Politics Conservative

    Sharyl Attkisson is a journalist whose worked has earned her five Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting. Her work has been featured on several CBS outlets and now is featured at DailySignal.com as well at SharylAttkisson.com. Her latest book is the bestseller, STONEWALLED: My Fight For Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington. 


    Edward D. Kleinbard is the Johnson Professor of Law and Business at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law and a Fellow at The Century Foundation. His latest book is entitled, We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money.

  • 01:06

    Dragon Ball Kai Episodes 1-2 Review!

    in Entertainment

    Those Guys discuss Dragon Ball Kai episodes 1-2, and More...

  • 01:00

    An Independent Point Of View:Interview With Shining Edward Jackson

    in Wrestling

    Shining Edward Jackson made his debut at PWS All Fired Up when he was an offical in the Reality Check vs Heavenly Bodies match. At the end of the match Edward stopped his count when Craven Varro had the pin then fast counted his shoulders down. From there Edward revealed himself to be the Bodies and Fallah Bahh's new manager. Later in the evening Edward led Fallah to the victory in the On The Spot Rumble earling him a match for the PWS Title anytime he wants. On this show Edward will talk to me about 10-31 and what is next for the bodies as well as Fallah. If you have a question for Mr.Jackson the phone number is 323-870-4022. Join us and as always support independent wrestling.

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