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Gloria Minott Presents...Leonard David (Space Journalist)_Episode 182
December 08, 2016 07:14 AM PST
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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
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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=.84ee20fcc56e

Gloria Minott Presents...Steve Pincus (Author of The Heart of the Declaration)_Episode 180
November 23, 2016 08:11 AM PST
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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

Gloria Minott Presents...Bradley Birkenfeld (UBS Whistleblower/Author of Lucifer's Banker)_Episode 179
November 16, 2016 06:54 AM PST
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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
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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 A Woman's Journey go to http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney/

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
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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.

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Gloria Minott Presents...Rod Lurie (Killing Reagan Director)_Episode 176
October 16, 2016 08:51 PM PDT
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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: @RodLurie

Gloria Minott Presents...Eddie Slaughter (President of the American Agriculturalist Association)_Episode 175
October 06, 2016 07:21 PM PDT
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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
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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.

More information can be found at www.jeankwok.com

Gloria Minott Presents...John Franklin (National Museum of African American History & Culture)_Episode 173
September 23, 2016 07:20 AM PDT
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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

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