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    Author/ Dewayne Mynhier

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    Dewayne Mynhier will discuss the book "Where the Islands are," and the writing process.
    About the Author
    I was born August, 2nd of 1955 in the little town of Frenchburg, in Eastern Kentucky, grew-up in Salt Lick, Kentucky, where I was raised fishing and camping on the Licking River, a narrow stream that meanders between the hills and through the valleys near my home. Most of every summer of my youth was spent on the riverbank running trotlines and setting bank poles. The odor of tent tarpaulin, campfire smoke, and river water seeped into my senses and memories far too deep to ever be removed. I have been married to the love of my life, Elsa for over forty years and we raised five children, four sons and one daughter surrounded by the same tall hills that grabbed my great, great, great, grandfather and held him with their magical beauty. 
    I attended Morehead State University where creative writing quickly overshadowed all other studies, nullifying other academic desires. At Morehead State, I had the opportunity to study writing under a special group of professors and we became friends from the beginning. 
    My first trip to the islands stirred my mind and created a desire to live among palm trees and white sandy beaches. I have visited most of the Keys of south Florida and a few other islands and have fallen in love with island time. My first novel, “Where Islands Are” came from numerous encounters with those knowing no other way but “Island Time.” It is a love story from every angle dipped with the humor I encountered on the islands, some of which, I unintentionally created, apparently because of my own somewhat different take on living life.
     
     

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    Interview with Playwright Joshua Agbo

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    The narrating thread in this contemporary African drama connects the past to the present. It shows how memory can yield something about life in ways that touch us all, either as oppressors or the oppressed. Dead Wood, the consciousness of a wounded generation, is a sober portrait of the abiding problems of our time, a reminder of what to follow and what to avoid, especially mistreating others as dead wood. It is our leaders' responsibility to enhance human dignity and not take it away. The play opens with the arrival of corps members having a mix of excitement and disillusionment at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Following a struggle against NYSC authorities by corps members and the punishment meted out by the military, the play tells how the actions and misdeeds of our leaders can offend common humanity and destroy peace. Dead Wood mirrors how the oppressed entangle themselves in the very misdeeds of their oppressors. The play holds up a mirror to see ourselves and our actions. Pervading the text are the themes of oppression, abuse, molestation, corruption, wickedness, and suppression. The play is a cumulative response to the failed Nigerian state, which is riddled with endless malfeasance and stealing, and by extension, to the unjust world as a whole. The text renews a sense of contemporary African drama in a deeply moving coming of age way that colours the African tragedy in a hilarious manner, and the narrative involves the entire world, lest we forget. Joshua Agbo teaches at Benue State University in Nigeria. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in African exile literature at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Publisher's website: http://sbprabooks.com/JoshuaAgbo

  • 00:31

    Getting Clear about What You Want in 2016

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    Since it's the beginning of a brand new year, we are talking about making plans, and in particular, how to create a vision board so your plans and dreams stay before your eyes. You won't want to miss this episode!

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    "Light of the August Moon" author Terri Lyons Joins Us

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    In this episode, we're joined by featured guest Terri Lyons.  A Philadelphia native, Terri is an award-winning storyteller, actress, keynote speaker, and author of eight books, including her latest, "Light of the August Moon," a collection of short stories of modern history with a poetic twist, stories of the American experience spanning the Roaring Twenties through the Disco Seventies.  
    Among other things, we'll discuss Terri's process of researching and writing "Light of the August Moon."  What's fascinating is the fact that many of the most controversial and/or pivotal events of American history took place during the month of August.  She writes, "There is nothing new about trying times...History occurs every month of the year, but so many events occured or culminated in the month of August.  August, the month when all things ripen."
    This work should be required reading by all in the age of Trump.  We'll delve into the ways in which her work -  and its references to and critiques of America's painful yet resilient past -  cuts through collective psychic denial about racial and social injustice, promotes a level of introspection that can be healing and restorative, and raises our collective consciousness and understanding about history and its multiple impacts.  
    I hope you'll join us for what will be a lively and thought-provoking episode of #VoicesForRacialHealing.
     

  • 00:36

    Lez Talk Books Presents: V. Nikki Jones

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    V. Nikki Jones (a.k.a. Kionne Nicole) began writing short stories and poems at seven. Kionne Nicole is actually a pen name that the author created as a child. "Retaining the name is a way for me to honor my childhood," she explains, "and a way for me to carry on something that has always been inside me."
    To help deal with the stresses of unemployment, Nikki wrote her first novel, The Space Our Love Demands, in 2009. The story mirrors aspects of her personal relationships and explores the thoughts and emotions of young, African American lesbian-identified college students. "I think it's important for us to tell our own stories the way we want to tell them," she says.
    Her latest novella, Lyric and Blake, delves into the interior life of Astin Lyric Boyd, who self-describes as undefined. “I’m proud of my novella,” the author says, “because it adds diversity to youth-focused literature. This book is just one of many ways that I can influence a young person’s opinion. And, hopefully, it’s a positive opinion that will lead to interactions that help make their schools and communities better places.”
    Nikki is a native of Drummonds, TN. She is currently a full-time doctoral student and licensed Couple and Family Therapist residing with her partner in Louisville, KY.

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    Interview with author Clarissa Clemens

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    Clemens will be on tour with her erotic poetry collection, The Poetic Art of Seduction. She's stopping by to particpate in an interview with Sage Adderley.

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    FREE PSYCHIC READING! Call-In now, psychic Kelly Cochran

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    A terrible car accident left me with a great psychic gift. Call in now and let me share it with you. 
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    This I Believe - Class of 2017 (Part 3)

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    Front Porch

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    Opinion, research, interviews, hot topics, current events, thoughts from all of us welcome,
    former interviewer with national firm, welcoming opinions from the globe.
    Come take a sit down, relax talk and or listen, that's what a porch provides, a setting, a comfort if you will.

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    Life after the Military

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    Born and raised in the Bronx NY, getting out of the neigborhood seemed like a far fetched idea. Joining the military saved his life. Join us as we get caught up and you can decide if military life is for you!