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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".
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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/
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September 15, 2016 08:33 PM PDT
Contemporary African-American soul singer and former Death Row artist Danny Boy (DB) talks to us about the National Geographic documentary "Facing Suge Knight".
Danny Boy was signed to Death Row Records when he was just 15. He will soon be releasing his upcoming book, "Stranded on Deathrow."
More information about Danny Boy is available at https://www.reverbnation.com/IAmDannyBoy
More information about "Facing Suge Knight" can be found at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/Gloria Minott Presents... Dr. Dennis Carroll (Director of the USAID Global Health Security & Development Unit)_Episode 171
September 12, 2016 07:18 AM PDT
Dr. Dennis Carroll talks about Zika & other emerging viruses and the fight to detect, contain, & prevent outbreaks.
Dr. Dennis Carroll currently serves as Director of the USAID Global Health Security & Development Unit. He is one of the featured scientists in the PBS documentary "Spillover- Zika, Ebola, & Beyond."
Information about the PBS documentary "Spillover- Zika, Ebola, & Beyond." can be found at http://www.pbs.org/spillover-zika-ebola-beyond/about/featured-scientists/.Gloria Minott Presents... Javier Pena (Retired DEA)_Episode 170
September 04, 2016 06:01 PM PDT
Retired Drug Enforcement Agent Javier Pena talks about his participation in the manhunt for one of world's most widely known drug kingpins Pablo Escobar.
More information about Javier Pena can be found at http://www.biography.com/people/javier-pena-111615#!Gloria Minott Presents...Will Shafroth (National Park Foundation President & CEO)_Episode 169
August 24, 2016 05:17 PM PDT
National Park Foundation President & CEO Wil Shafroth discusses the National Park Foundation efforts to reach minority groups and millennials, as well as 100th Anniversary Of The National Park Service Commemorative Coins being offered currently. The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016.
More information are available at http://www.nationalparks.org/.Gloria Minott Presents...Ben King (Amish PAC)_Episode 168
August 09, 2016 10:52 AM PDT
Ben King talks about the Amish PAC's support for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Ben King is the Outreach Director and a Co-Founder of Amish PAC. King is a former Amishman who is CEO of an Amish barn-building business. He was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. More information about the Amish PAC is available at http://www.amishpac.com/.Gloria Minott Presents...Sebastian Junger_Episode 167
June 24, 2016 04:29 PM PDT
Sebastian Junger talks about his latest book "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging"
Sebastian Junger is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of THE PERFECT STORM, FIRE, A DEATH IN BELMONT, WAR and TRIBE. As an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a special correspondent at ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the world, and has received both a National Magazine Award and a Peabody Award. Junger is also a documentary filmmaker whose debut film "Restrepo", a feature-length documentary (co-directed with Tim Hetherington), was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
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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