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BTR's Hope42Day interviews Author Joe Nick Patoski

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BTR's Hope42Day interviews "Ambassadors of Hope" from across the globe.  This series of shows will be about the impact of on-line media and the changing face of journalism. Please join  host Lynn Kindler in her interview with Texas author and rock-n- roll music historian Joe Nick Patoski.

Joe Nick  is in his fourth decade writing about Texas and Texans. He has authored and co-authored biographies on Selena and Stevie Ray Vaughan, both published by Little, Brown and Company and the coffeetable books Texas Mountains, Texas Coast, and Big Bend National Park. He spent 18 years as a staff writer for Texas Monthly and more recently has written for the Texas Observer, National Geographic, No Depression, People magazine, Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, Field & Stream, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, just to name a few!

In 2003-4, he recorded the oral histories of B.B. King, Clarence Fountain of the Blind Boys of Alabama, Memphis musician and producer Jim Dickinson, Tejano superstar Little Joe Hernandez, and 15 other subjects for the Voice of Civil Rights oral history project, some of which appeared in the book My Soul Looks Back in Wonder by Juan Williams.

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