World Leaders & Thinkers “In Their Own Words

Here is where you can experience the vast wisdom and knowledge of geniuses as interviewed by Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones. Listen to them in their own words as they share their expertise. This experience will give you strength for your journey and food for thought. Please feel free to browse the interviews listing by clicking it. Some audio and video is in Windows Media Format. To download a free Windows Media Player, click the link below. Thanks for stopping by.

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Featured Interviews

 

Jessie James Decker chats with Dr. Alvin

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Patton At The Battle Of The Bulge: How The General’s Tanks Turned The Tide At Bastogne By Leo Barron chats with Dr. Alvin

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December 1944. For the besieged American defenders of Bastogne, time was running out….

Hitler’s forces had pressed in on the small Belgian town in a desperate offensive designed to push back the Allies, starting the Battle of the Bulge. So far the U.S. soldiers had managed to repel waves of attackers and even a panzer onslaught. But as their ammunition dwindled, the weary paratroopers of the 101st Airborne could only hope for a miracle—a miracle in the form of General George S. Patton and his Third Army.

More than a hundred miles away, Patton, ordered to […]

The Who, The What, And The When: 65 Artists Illustrate The Secret Sidekicks Of History By Jenny Volvovski chats with Dr. Alvin

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In the bestselling tradition of The Where, the Why, and the How, this offbeat illustrated history reveals 65 people you’ve probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors—such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year’s worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way. Each eye-opening story of these unsung heroes is written by a notable historian […]

The Grain-Free Family Table: 125 Delicious Recipes For Fresh, Healthy Eating Every Day By Carrie Vitt chat with Dr. Alvin

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Go grain-free—it’s gluten-free that’s paleo-friendly!

When Carrie Vitt was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, she was able to reverse it after being put on an elimination diet that cut out gluten and grains. Failing to find recipes that followed her strict diet guidelines but didn’t sacrifice flavor and variety, she began experimenting at home, creating grain-free meals and snacks that not only satisfied her own palate but pleased friends and family as well—including her two young daughters.

In this beautiful full-color cookbook, Carrie provides delicious, family-friendly recipes for a workable unprocessed, grain-free lifestyle. Included is a […]

Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces Of A Man By Marcus Baram chats with Dr. Alvin

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Best known for his 1970 polemic “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Gil Scott-Heron was a musical icon who defied characterization. He tantalized audiences with his charismatic stage presence, and his biting, observant lyrics in such singles as “The Bottle” and “Johannesburg” provide a time capsule for a decade marked by turbulence, uncertainty, and racism. While he was exalted by his devoted fans as the “black Bob Dylan” (a term he hated) and widely sampled by the likes of Kanye West, Prince, Common, and Elvis Costello, he never really achieved mainstream success. Yet he […]

PBS Sacred Journey’s Bruce Feiler chats with Dr. Alvin

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Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy By Kathryn Miles chats with Dr. Alvin

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The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded—a hurricane like no other

The sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm’s immensity caught the attention of scientists on the International Space Station. Even from there, it seemed almost limitless: 1.8 million square feet of tightly coiled bands so huge they filled the windows of the Station. It was the largest storm anyone had ever seen.

Initially a […]