Alan Govenar – Lightnin’ Hopkins

David speaks with author Alan Govenar about his new book Lightnin Hopkins: His Life and Blues. Govenar has previously written extensively about early African-American blues and R&B, but this time takes a more focused look with his biography on blues great Lightnin’ Hopkins.

Original Air Date: 01-6-2011


Isabel Wilkerson

David speaks with Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and one-time Emory professor, about her new book 15 years in the making: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. The book chronicles the migration of African Americans from the South to new homes and opportunities across the United States.

Original Air Date: 01-3-2011