In the first half, Laura Flynn joins us in the studio to talk about her warmly received memoir about growing up in the care of a schizophrenic mother. Her book, Swallow the Ocean, has recently been issued in paperback.
In the second half of the show, we talk with Reese Erlich, author of Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Future of Cuba. Reese Erlich is a freelance print and broadcast reporter, regularly filing for NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle and CBC Radio, among others. He shared a 2006 Peabody award. His previous books include Target Iraq and The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of US Policy and the Middle East Crisis.
A bunch of new stuff tonight, from the Dubwise.ru Vol 1. collection from the SubOutDubIn netlabel, to the first release on the new Matxino label by the First Light Orchestra, to the newest single (Trouble) from Citizen Sound. The other highlight of the show was part 1 of the TEC FM special mix from Trevor The Techician McKenzie.
A collection of short pieces honoring Black History Month; including a story about a riot in 1963 documented on a piece of toilet paper, a look at the tension between the relationship between black Americans and African immigrants, and a spoken word performance piece.