Oldways Preservation Trust’s mission is to guide people to good health through heritage. To that end, they are rolling out a nationwide effort to try and encourage healthier lifestyles and better eating through an inspirational 6-week cultural cooking and wellness series called A Taste of African Heritage. The president of Oldways, Sara Baer-Sinnott, explains this effort to our Barbara Gray about what to expect in a heritage African diet and the resources her organization provides through their website and projects.
As we salute the accomplishments and vision of Dr. King this weekend, there was, of course, another side of the man. A unique aspect of his, and 3 other influential men of the 1960’s, is the music they loved, that inspired them, or that entertained them. In his book, Popology: The Music of the Era in the Lives of Four Icons of the 1960s, author Timothy English takes a unique look at Dr. King, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Thomas Merton through the music in their lives. The author joins Lee Hay by phone to share what their taste in music said about them.
In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday, January 20th, I've produced a special tribute show. The show begins with Sweet Honey in the Rock and ends with a moving piece from the compilation "The Long Road to Freedom" on Buddha Records. The piece features Irving Barnes with "I'll Never Turn Back No Mo'" and an excerpt from Dr. King's "We Were Here" speech. You'll also hear spirituals from Mahalia Jackson, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. There's poetry from Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin and Dr.