biography http://wvxu.org en A new biography of legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington http://wvxu.org/post/new-biography-legendary-jazz-musician-duke-ellington <p><strong>Terry Teachout</strong>, drama critic of The Wall Street Journal, jazz musician and author, joins David Delegator by phone for a talk about his latest biography, <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Duke-Life-Ellington-Terry-Teachout/dp/1592407498/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1383751786&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=terry+teachout">DUKE: A Life of Duke Ellington</a>.</strong></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:00:10 +0000 David Delegator 19563 at http://wvxu.org A new biography of legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington New biography of Shaker leader Issachar Bates http://wvxu.org/post/new-biography-shaker-leader-issachar-bates <p><strong><a href="http://www.nku.edu/">Northern Kentucky University</a></strong> Associate Professor <a href="http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/hisgeo/ourfaculty/medlicott.html"><strong>Carol Medlicott</strong></a> is a scholar of the <strong>Shakers</strong> and has written <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Issachar-Bates-A-Shakers-Journey/dp/161168434X/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1381932441&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=carol+medlicott"><strong>Issachar Bates: A Shaker's Journey</strong></a>, a biography of an early Shaker leader who led the group’s expansion west of the Appalachians. She joins Mark Heyne to discuss Bates’ life and how he established the seven Shaker centers in this region.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:00:10 +0000 Mark Heyne 18639 at http://wvxu.org New biography of Shaker leader Issachar Bates "America's First Black Socialist" by UC's Nikki Taylor http://wvxu.org/post/americas-first-black-socialist-ucs-nikki-taylor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barbara Gray welcomes local author and </span>UC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Associate Professor </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Nikki Taylor</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> into the studio to talk about her new book, </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Americas-First-Black-Socialist-Radical/dp/0813140773/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1374504033&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=nikki+taylor" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>America’s First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He led the fight for African Americans' access to Ohio's public schools and became the first black principal in the state.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Barbara Gray 15306 at http://wvxu.org "America's First Black Socialist" by UC's Nikki Taylor Louisa May Alcott and Abigail May Alcott http://wvxu.org/post/louisa-may-alcott-and-abigail-may-alcott <p>With newly uncovered family papers long thought destroyed, <strong>Eve </strong><strong>LaPlante</strong>-a great-niece and cousin of Abigail and Louisa May Alcott – was able to write two recently released books about this famous, yet not fully understood family. Barbara Gray had the opportunity to talk by phone with the author about <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Marmee-Louisa-Untold-Alcott-Mother/dp/1451620667/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1359748326&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=eva+laplante"><strong>Marmee &amp; Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother </strong></a>and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/My-Heart-Boundless-Writings-Abigail/dp/1476702802/ref=sr_1_3?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1359748326&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=eva+laplante"><strong>My Heart is Boundless: Writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's Mother.</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:32:05 +0000 Barbara Gray 8858 at http://wvxu.org Louisa May Alcott and Abigail May Alcott Richard Burton's Diaries http://wvxu.org/post/richard-burtons-diaries <p>Hollywood icon and Oscar-nominated actor <strong>Richard Burton</strong> led a tumultuous life that included two marriages to Elizabeth Taylor and a bit of drinking. For the first time, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Richard-Burton-Diaries/dp/0300180101/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1355422744&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=richard+burton+diaries"><strong>his diaries from 1939 through 1983</strong></a> have been published and <strong>Chris Williams</strong>, the book’s editor, speaks with Larry Thomas about this revealing collection of personal writings, and how they provide a unique look at those supposed glamor years.</p><p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 05:32:15 +0000 Larry Thomas 7441 at http://wvxu.org Richard Burton's Diaries