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Gloria Minott Presents...Henrietta Lacks (Attorney Christina Bostic & Ron Lacks)_Episode 224
June 20, 2018 07:40 AM PDT
Brought to light in the Rebecca Skloot book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and the Oprah Winfrey produced HBO movie based on the book, Henrietta Lacks is known as the "mother of modern medicine."
The Lacks Family Attorney Christina Bostic and Ron Lacks talk about the sad story of Henrietta Lacks and the current litigation between the family and John Hopkins on overdue and proper compensation for the use of her body.
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** Podcast Opening/Closing music produced by Dadrian (https://soundcloud.com/dadrian-collins-457411779)Gloria Minott Presents...Alex Blake (Musician)_Episode 223
May 09, 2018 07:35 AM PDT
Throughout his long career, Alex Blake has played with the greats Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Sun Ra, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Lenny White, Stan Getz, Harry Belafonte, and the Manhattan Transfer --just to name a few. He talks about his journey from Panama City on this edition.
More information about Alex Blake can be found at https://www.alexblakebass.com/his-story.
** Podcast Opening/Closing music produced by Dadrian (https://soundcloud.com/dadrian-collins-457411779)Gloria Minott Presents...Sage Marie Spaeth (Imaginormous Challenge)_Episode 222
April 27, 2018 08:32 AM PDT
Sage Marie Spaeth, 3rd grader and former winner of the Roald Dahl's "Imaginormous Challenge", talks about this exciting challenge in which children from ages of 5-12 can enter their own imaginative story ideas up to 100 words. More info is available at www.imaginormouschallenge.com.
** Podcast Opening/Closing music produced by Dadrian (https://soundcloud.com/dadrian-collins-457411779)Gloria Minott Presents...Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield (Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream)/Danny Glover (Actor/Director/Activist)_Episode 221
April 10, 2018 12:51 PM PDT
Recorded from WPFW 89.3 FM's (www.wpfwfm.org) live broadcast from the National Council of Churches' Act 2 End Racism March and Rally hosted by Gloria Minott, Reverend Grayland Hagler, and Dr. E. Faye Williams marking the 50 year mark of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.' assassination. Ben & Jerry Ice Cream's founders Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield and actor/activist Danny Glover drop by to join in the discussion.
April 03, 2018 07:37 PM PDT
Historian and former chief of staff to Democratic Leader/Speaker Nancy Pelosoi, John A. Lawrence, talks about the roots of polarization in American politics. His new book "Class of 74: Congress after Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship" is available now.
More information on John A. Lawrence's book is available at https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/class-74
March 22, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
Former neo-nazi Christian Picciolini talks about his personal journey overcoming the grips of hate through "Life After Hate" - his peace advocacy organization (https://www.lifeafterhate.org/).
More information about Christian Picciolini can be found at https://www.christianpicciolini.com/book & https://www.facebook.com/officialchristianpicciolini/.
March 07, 2018 08:54 AM PST
President & CEO of Free Press Craig Aaron returns with an update on net neutrality and its possible death.
More information about Craig Aaron is available at https://www.freepress.net/person/21/craig-aaronGloria Minott Presents...Danny Boy (Soul/Former Death Row Records Artist ) _Episode 217
February 26, 2018 08:42 AM PST
Here is another one of my favorite interviews from the past in celebration of Black History Month.
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. Maya Angelou 2 _Episode 216
February 21, 2018 06:53 PM PST
Enjoy this special edition of one of my favorite interviews in celebration of Black History Month.
When Dr. Maya Angelou's cookbook Hallelujah! The Welcome Table a Lifetime of Memories With Recipes was published I had this conversation with the renowned scholar. Please enjoy this culinary experience.Gloria Minott Presents...Dr. Maya Angelou_Episode 215
February 21, 2018 06:27 PM PST
Enjoy this encore presentation of some of my favorite interviews in celebration of Black History Month.
I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Maya Angelou a few times and she was one my favorite people to talk to. Here is one of the interviews I did with her May of 2013. Rest in peace Dr. Maya Angelou. --Gloria Minott
Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86 (CNN)
"Mom and Me and Mom." Dr. Maya Angelou's latest book took her decades to write. It's the heartwarming story of love and forgiveness. A stunning portrait of "Lady" , Vivian Baxter, her mother and a remarkable grandmother who instilled in her values that she cherishes. Here is my interview with Dr. Angelou. For more information on Dr. Maya Angelou: http://mayaangelou.com/
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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