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Gloria Minott Presents...Leonard David (Space Journalist)_Episode 182
December 08, 2016 07:14 AM PST
Leonard David discusses "Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet", the companion book to the six-part National Geographic Channel television series "Mars" executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
More information on Leonard David can be found on his website http://www.leonarddavid.com/.Gloria Minott Presents...Tribute to Gwen Ifill_Episode 181
December 02, 2016 12:00 PM PST
Recorded on 11/19/16, I pay tribute to fellow journalist Gwen Ifill.
Gwen Ifill's Washington Week Profile http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/profile/gwen-ifill
Gwen Ifill, who overcame barriers as a black female journalist, dies at 61 (Washington Post) https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/gwen-ifill-journalist-who-became-staple-of-public-affairs-tv-shows-dies-at-61/2016/11/14/2ae4c106-aa91-11e6-977a-1030f822fc35_story.html?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.84ee20fcc56eGloria Minott Presents...Steve Pincus (Author of The Heart of the Declaration)_Episode 180
November 23, 2016 08:11 AM PST
Steve Pincus talks about the electoral college and his latest book "The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders’ Case for an Activist Government".
More information about Steve Pincus is available at
November 16, 2016 06:54 AM PST
Whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld talks about his book "Lucifer's Banker: The Untold Story On How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy"
Bradley Birkenfeld is a retired investment professional and the most significant financial whistleblower in history. For more on Bradley Birkenfeld and his book "Lucifer's Banker":Gloria Minott Presents...Kelly Ripken (A Woman's Journey)_Episode 178
November 03, 2016 08:20 AM PDT
Kelly Ripken, founder of the Kelly G. Ripken Program & National Co-Chair of A Woman's Journey talks about the award-winning annual Johns Hopkins women’s health conference- "A Woman's Journey."
For more information about Kelly Ripken:Gloria Minott Presents...Mark Jaster (The Seven Ages Of Mime)_Episode 177
October 30, 2016 01:48 PM PDT
Recorded originally on 3/29/2010, Mark Jaster talks about The Seven Ages of Mime-- a history of mime via the stage-- which was produced by Happenstance Theatre.
For more information about Mark Jaster:Gloria Minott Presents...Rod Lurie (Killing Reagan Director)_Episode 176
October 16, 2016 08:51 PM PDT
Writer/Director Rod Lurie talks about "Killing Reagan" a National Geographic Channel movie based on the New York Times best selling book written by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard.
Rod Lurie wrote and directed the political thriller "The Contender" and created the tv series "Commander In Chief".
More information about "Killing Reagan"
More information about Rod Lurie can be found at:
Twitter: @RodLurieGloria Minott Presents...Eddie Slaughter (President of the American Agriculturalist Association)_Episode 175
October 06, 2016 07:21 PM PDT
Eddie Slaughter gives an update on the plight of black farmers who demand justice for what they call unfair treatment by Department of Agriculture .
Information about the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association is available at
More information on the black farmers fight for justice can be found at http://www.blackenterprise.com/small-business/black-farmers-take-discrimination-protest-us-supreme-court/Gloria Minott Presents...Jean Kwok (Writer/Author of Girl In Translation)_Episode 174
September 29, 2016 03:55 PM PDT
A conversation with Jean Kwok about her book "Girl In Translation" and her early life as a Chinese immigrant living in NYC.
Jean Kwok is a New York Times and international bestselling author of the award-winning novels Girl in Translation and Mambo in Chinatown. Jean immigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn when she was five and worked in a Chinatown clothing factory for much of her childhood while living in an unheated, roach-infested apartment. In between her undergraduate degree at Harvard and MFA in fiction at Columbia, she worked for three years as a professional ballroom dancer. A television documentary was filmed about Jean and her work.Gloria Minott Presents...John Franklin (National Museum of African American History & Culture)_Episode 173
September 23, 2016 07:20 AM PDT
John Franklin, Director of Partnerships and International Programs at the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE talks to us about the museum, a book about his ancestor Buck Colbert Franklin called My Life & Era: The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin, and father- John Hope Franklin.
More info about the National Museum of African American History & Culture can be found at https://nmaahc.si.edu/
More info about the book is available at
Join journalist Gloria Minott as she talks with the newsmakers of today and tomorrow.
Biosketch: Ms. Minott has a BA (Howard University) and MA (American University) in journalism. She is Public Affairs Director at WPFW and is probably best known as the producer and host of Community Watch & Comment which airs on WPFW each Monday morning from 11:00-12:00pm. She has been involved as a radio journalist covering national and local news and public affairs for over 25 years. Among those she has interviewed were Sir Patrick Stewart, Dr. Cornell West, Christopher Hitchens, Dr. Sharan S. Patil, (he and his team performed 19 hour surgery to remove a parasitic twin and extra limbs from Lakshmi Tatma; (people in her village in India considered her a deity) former Governor Bob Wise, Congressman Jim Moran, Congress member Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Peter Max. Prior to WPFW she was international affairs correspondent for WHUR, covering Congress, Federal and International agencies in Washington and overseas. Ms. Minott has extensive consulting experience in research, public affairs, and media development. Among the organizations who have employed her services are The Smithsonian Institution, (Seeds of Change: 500 Years Since Columbus), The World Bank, (Development 360 Working Toward the Millennium Development Goals) National Public Radio, Soundprint, Aids Pandemic in Haiti), Conservation International (Yepi, Suriname Rainforests) and several corporations. She has served as moderator of distinguished panels including the 25th Anniversary of the Council of Court Excellence. Panelists were Donald Graham, Publisher Washington Post, syndicated columnist Robert Novak, U. S. District judge Emmet Sullivan and from the D. C. Superior Court, Chief Judge Rufus G. King III and juror officer, Suzanne Bailey-Jones. She is a member of the National Press Club. Her interests include classical music, jazz, the arts, theater, gardening, her son, and her dog and cat.
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