Wilbert Rideau – In the Place of Justice

David speaks with Wilbert Rideau about his book In the Place of Justice. In 1961 Wilbert Rideau committed a murder in pre-civil rights Louisiana. Sentenced to death by an all-white jury, Rideau managed to survive but spent 44 years in prison. He became a reader then a writer then an award-winning journalist behind bars. His story is one of rehabilitation, redemption and struggle against legal and social forces seemingly too huge to move.

Original Air Date: 05-26-2010

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Ed Levine – Seriouseats.com

David speaks with blogger and food critic Ed Levine. Levine’s blog, Seriouseats.com – which he co-founded and now edits – just won two James Beard Foundation Awards for Best Food Blog and Best Video Webcast. The James Beard Foundation awards are the most highly respected awards in the field of all things food and culinary excellence.

Original Air Date: 05-25-2010


Doug Shipman – Center for Civil and Human Rights

David speaks with Doug Shipman, the executive Director of the forthcoming Center for Civil and Human Rights which be located on Centennial Park alongside the aquarium and the Coke museum. David talks with Shipman about the genesis of the project, its current status, and what role the center wants to play in Atlanta as well as globally.

Original Air Date: 05-24-2010


Angelo Dundee — My View from the Corner

Legendary boxing corner man Angelo Dundee has written a book about his remarkable career that began in seedy boxing gym and led him to train multiple world champions and wander the globe. Dundee helped train Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, amongst many others. His memoir is called, My View from the Corner.

Original Air Date: 05-18-2010

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Part 2 [audio:http://1690wmlb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/CWDL-Angelo_Dundee_My_View_from_the_Corner_Part_2.mp3]

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Laurie Roberts – Arizona’s Immigration Law

David speaks with columnist Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic about Arizona’s new controversial immigration law. While opposed to the bill itself, Roberts claims that it sought to address a real and immediate threat in Arizona that the federal government has yet to fully address: the spillover of drug-related violence from Mexico. As Roberts notes, Arizona is now considered the “kidnapping capital” of the United States.

Original Air Date: 05-16-2010


Anna Quindlen

In honor of Mother’s Day is an interview that David did with author and former columnist for the New York Times, Anna Quindlen. As she herself acknowledges in their conversation, the common theme across all her fiction has been an examination of motherhood – though often its most difficult moments. Her most recent book is called Every Last One.

Original Air Date: 05-6-2010


Nicholas Kristof – Half the Sky

David speaks with New York Times op-ed columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Nicholas Kristof about his new book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women World Wide. The book, which he cowrote with his wife and fellow New York Times writer, Sheryl WuDunn, is a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

Original Air Date: 05-3-2010

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Part 2 [audio:http://1690wmlb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Nicholas-Kristoff-Half-the-Sky-Part-2-mixdown.mp3]