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  • Klarque Garrison of "Survive 365"

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    Mr. 365, D. Klarque Garrison, host of the blog, Survive 365, and the blog talk radio show, Survive 365: The Conversation of Survive 365 discusses his book, How to Survive the Next 365 | Your Lifeline to a Better Life.

  • 00:40

    Latino or Hispanic: Which One Is It?

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    Earlier this week Voxx published a comic that atttempted to explain the difference between Latino and Hispanic. Some Latinos on social media immediately took notice. We decided to give our take in an article we published. Tonght we will expand a bit more on the subject. We want to hear what you think! Call in at 347.308.8633

  • 01:07

    The Author Wave Interviews Author Jeri Williams

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    Tonight Elle and Tonya will be interviewing Jeri Williams, author of ANYTHING, EVERYTHING, and BREATHE ME.

    Feel free to tweet your questions in to @TheAuthorWave or give us a call to speak with Jeri. 


    (323) 870-4614

  • 00:32

    His Eye is on the Sparrow author Lisa Y Sparrow

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    Author Talk 1 is pleased to have Lisa Y Sparrow. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and in candid detail, tells about some of the struggles and challenges that she has faced in life that may have contributed to her mental illness. She hopes to not only educate people from a mental ill person's point of view but to remove the stigma associated with being mental ill.

    Contact Lisa Y Sparrow on FaceBook for more information on where else you can purchase this inspiring message.

    You can purchase Lisa Y Sparrow's book His Eye Is on the Sparrow on Kindle.

    Call into Author Talk at 347-850-1592 to talk with Lisa Y Sparrow.

  • 00:29

    BENNY J ANDRÉS, Ph.D., UNCC & author, "Power and Control in the Imperial Valley"

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    The book by Dr. Andrés "Power and Control in the Imperial Valley" examines the evolution of irrigated farming in the Imperial-Mexicali Valley, an arid desert straddling the California–Baja California border. Bisected by the international boundary line, the valley drew American investors determined to harness the nearby Colorado River to irrigate a million acres on both sides of the border. The “conquest” of the environment was a central theme in the history of the valley.

    Colonization in the valley began with the construction of a sixty-mile aqueduct from the Colorado River in California through Mexico. Initially, Mexico held authority over water delivery until settlers persuaded Congress to construct the All-American Canal. Control over land and water formed the basis of commercial agriculture and in turn enabled growers to use the state to procure inexpensive, plentiful immigrant workers.

    Benny Andrés is an Associate Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches courses on Latino history, the American West, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, U.S. immigration during the Progressive Era, U.S. Food history, and a graduate seminar in modern U.S. history. His research and publications examine transmigration, race relations and environmental issues along the California borderlands during the twentieth century.

    Dr. Andrés is a long-time member of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Western History Association, and the American Society of Environmental History. His professional work includes serving on the Alice Hamilton Prize Committee (for best article in environmental history published outside of the journal Environmental History) from 2015 to 2016.

  • 00:31

    Urban Lit Author, Jason Beckett with his novel, Open Wound 1

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    Jason Beckett was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in the neighborhoods of Lamberts Point and Park Place. His mother a hard working woman raised him and his three siblings all by her lonesome, he is the second oldest sibling. His mother was a nurse who worked two jobs to provide for her family therefore she was rarely home but always managed to have their meals prepared. .  He used writing as a way to release his anger and deepest feelings, but this time in a new way, on paper. He gained a love of reading books, and that's where he fell in love with poetry, when he read a book titled, " Poems Maya Angelou. " "

    Jason Beckett first book to be published was his very own book of poetry titled, " Poetic Rotationz. "



    Open Wound 1

    Lorenzo and Alisha have a sum total of 15 years time served between them. 

    On the day of release, a chance encounter in a Grey Hound Bus Terminal leads to some much needed sexual gratification for both and an opportunity for Alisha to leave

    New York to visit Virginia and Lorenzo..

    What she finds once there, is a way to exact a promise of revenge on the woman she holds responsible for her time in prison...a woman very close to Lorenzo's heart.

  • 00:30

    Tywanda Brown creeps into Author Talk with Love and Snakes

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    Tywanda M.Brown was born and raised in Newberry SC. She is the proud mother of three boys. Her passion for writing developed at the young age of 11 with dreams of one day being a published author. Two years after graduating from Newberry College in the Spring of 2012 with a Business degree, she decided to make her dream come true. In the Fall of 2014 she released her debut book Love Games. Two months later she released Love Games 2: Love or Lust. In the winter of 2014 she released Literary Chick. Early spring 2015 she release Love and Snakes a book she co-authored with label mate Simply Shonda, her first anthropology Devils Daughters that she co-authored with CoCo Mixon,Simply Shonda, Dee Leshay and Nicole Shephard in late April 2015. Her latest release Love Games 3: The final Round released May 4,2015. July 4th, 2015 she released Love and Snakes 2 with label mate Simply Shonda.

    You can purchase all her books on Amazon.com

  • 00:11

    The Author Wave is back!!!

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    Did you miss us? We missed you! Just a very quick update on what's going on and what will be happening now that we're back.

  • 00:31

    Eartha Watts Hicks, Renowed author, music publisher and editor

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    She is the founder of Earthatone Enterprises and Earthatone Books, an imprint of Earthatone Enterprises, LLC. She has designed and published titles for herself and others. She has also lead self publishing workshops, writing, and publicity workshops for the New York City Parks Department, the National Writers Union, Project Enterprise, and other not for profits. A freelance PR writer and editor, she offers select small business owners, houses of worship, nonprofits, film projects, and independent artists (poets, authors and musicians) quality press material and market copy at a reasonable price. Many have been effective in gaining national and international exposure. As an affiliate of BlackPR.com, s. Eartha offers a range of publicity services and specializes in interactive digital media kits. She is a member of Women in PR, the Black Public Relations Society, the New York Association of Black Journalist, as well as a contributing writer for Harlem World's Magazine's blog site and several other online publications. She is a former board member of Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association a 501(c)(3).

    She is the award-winning author of Love Changes, as well as a songwriter, music publisher, member of ASCAP.Eartha is writing fellow of the Center for Black Literature and the North Country Institute, Eartha has studied under other award-winning authors, including Valerie Wilson Wesley, Chris Abani, and Bernice McFadden. Eartha is also a member of the acclaimed Harlem Writers Guild, a writing network that has helped developed the talents of Grace F. Edwards, Lorraine Hansberry, Sarah Elizabeth Wright, Audrey Lorde, Walter Dean Myers, Ruby Dee, Paul Robeson, Maya Angelou, and Terry McMillan. In June of 2013, Miss Watts-Hicks received the Just R.E.A.D. 'literary game-changers' Award by the NYCHA branch of the NAACP and was named a 2013 NAACP ambassador for literacy.

  • 01:01

    Kimberly Bautista: Justice For My Sister

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    Tonight on on the show we will be speaking with Kimberly Bautista, a Los Angeles-based Colombian and Irish-American filmmaker. Kimberly was a Princess Grace Award recipient in 2008 and a Latino Producers Academy Fellow in 2010. She was also the recipient of the prestigious yearlong Latino Artists Mentorship from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) in 2010. Kimberly’s debut feature-length documentary film, JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER, received the  2012 HBO-NALIP Documentary Cash Award.

    This award-winning documentary film takes an intimate look at violence against women in Guatemala by chronicling the three-year journey of Rebeca as she tries to hold her sister's killer accountable. JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER is currently transmitting nationally on PBS. Check your local listings here. Join the convo and dial 347.308.8633

  • 00:36

    YOLANDA NAVA, author "It's All in the Frijoles"

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    Emmy-award-winning journalist Nava has produced a collection of poems, old sayings, personal stories, folktales and short quotations drawn from an eclectic array of sources that is guaranteed to be a constant resource for parents who wish to instruct their children in traditional virtues. ("Blood is inherited," Nava's mother told her, "but virtue is acquired.") Divided into chapters with titles such as Responsibility, Respect, Hard Work, Faith, Courage, Justice and Chastity, each section features a host of historical figures, contemporary writers, directors, producers, political figures, artists, actors and entrepreneurs--a veritable who's who of international Latinos that demonstrates the immense influence of this group on American culture. 


    Laced through it all is Nava's commentary on her own life, which, coming as it does from a highly successful journalist and businesswoman (she owns the Ponce-Niacasio Broadcasting Co.), is worth consideration. Despite a tendency to rely on celebrity status as intrinsic proof of virtue, Nava pulls off her lessons of Latino life with charm and old-fashioned grace.


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