My Conversation With Michael Korda, Author Of Passing: A Memoir Of Love And Death

Click Here To Listen Michael Korda In the tradition of The Year of Magical Thinking comes a legendary editor’s unflinching love song about his radiant wife, Margaret, and her battle with cancer. It was a warm April in Pleasant Valley when Margaret Korda, normally a fearless horsewoman, dropped her horsewhip while she was riding. Such a mild slip was easy to ignore, but when other troubling symptoms accumulated, she confided to her husband, “Michael, I think something serious is wrong with me.” Within a few rapid weeks, the fiercely independent, former fashion model was diagnosed with brain cancer, while Michael, once reliant on her steeliness, became her caregiver, deciphering bewildering medical reports and packing her [...]

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My Christopher Edmonds, Author Of No Surrender: A Father, A Son, And An Extraordinary Act Of Heroism That Continues To Live On Today

Click Here To Listen Christopher Edmonds In the tradition of #1 New York Times bestsellers like Unbroken, Boys on the Boat, Band of Brothers, and Schindler’s List, No Surrender is an unforgettable story of a father’s extraordinary acts of valor in the treacherous final days of World War II and a son’s thrilling journey to discover them―an epic narrative of bravery, compassion, and faith. In No Surrender, Chris Edmonds tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of his father, Roddie, a humble American soldier and his incredible acts of heroism in the waning days of World War II. Captured at the Battle of the Bulge, Roddie Edmonds was the highest-ranking American solider at Stalag 9A, a [...]

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Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings On DrAlvin.Com

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My Conversation With Diahann Carroll, Author Of The Legs Are The Last To Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, And Other Things I Learned The Hard Way

Click Here To Listen Diahann Carroll It's conventional wisdom that Hollywood has no use for a woman over forty. So it's a good thing that Diahann Carroll—whose winning, sometimes controversial career breached racial barriers—is anything but conventional. Here she shares her life story with an admirable candidness of someone who has seen and done it all. With wisdom that only aging gracefully can bestow, she talks frankly about her four marriages as well as the other significant relationships in her life, including her courtship with Sidney Poitier; racial politics in Hollywood and on Broadway; and the personal cost, particularly to her family, of being a pioneer. Carroll's storied history, blunt views, and notorious wit will [...]

By |October 4th, 2019|Biography|Comments Off on My Conversation With Diahann Carroll, Author Of The Legs Are The Last To Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, And Other Things I Learned The Hard Way

Tribute Song: Uncle Lee by Dr. Alvin

Click Here To Listen Uncle Lee by Dr Alvin featuring K.C. Martin This is my tribute to a great brother (in-law) Lee Milton Hancock. For over 50 years I witnessed a friend who loved his family, ministry and business. It doesn't get any better. Hopefully my words and music produced by K.C. Martin will inspire you. RIP. Cards & Donations can be sent to: Barbara Jean Jones Hancock, 11020 Lake Arbor Way Bowie Maryland 20721. For information on memorial activities contact Bomani Armah at bomani@babagotbars.com. Thank you. Uncle Lee (First Verse) You have not lived until you’ve learned how to smile You don’t know how to give until you’ve been kind for a while It’s [...]

By |September 28th, 2019|African Americans, Biography, Music|Comments Off on Tribute Song: Uncle Lee by Dr. Alvin

My Conversation With Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson), Author Of Child Of The Dream

Click Here To Listen Sharon Robinson An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement. In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns thirteen the night before George Wallace declares on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inauguration speech as governor of Alabama. It is the beginning of a year that will change the course of American history. As the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Sharon has opportunities that most people would never dream of experiencing. Her family hosts multiple fund-raisers at their home in Connecticut for the work that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is doing. Sharon sees her first concert after [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|African Americans, Biography, Sports|Comments Off on My Conversation With Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson), Author Of Child Of The Dream

My Conversation With Christopher Leonard, Author Of Kochland: The Secret History Of Koch Industries And Corporate Power In America

Click Here To Listen Christopher Leonard - Kochland Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalization through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard’s Kochland uses the extraordinary account of how one of the biggest private companies in the world grew to be that big to tell the story of modern corporate America. The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and U.S. Steel combined. Koch is everywhere: from the fertilizers that make our food to the chemicals that make our pipes to the synthetics that make our carpets and diapers to the Wall Street trading [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Biography, Business, Careers, Leadership|Comments Off on My Conversation With Christopher Leonard, Author Of Kochland: The Secret History Of Koch Industries And Corporate Power In America

My Conversation With Dr. Kaylene, Author Of When The Mirror Shatters On DrAlvin.Com

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My Conversation With Maureen Callahan, Author Of American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer Of The 21st Century

Click Here To Listen Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as "a force of pure evil," Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried "kill kits"--cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools--in remote locations across the country. Over the course of fourteen years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|Biography, Crime, Murder, Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Conversation With Maureen Callahan, Author Of American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer Of The 21st Century