Postcards From Cookie: A Memoir Of Motherhood, Miracles, And A Whole Lot of Mail By Caroline Clarke chats with Dr. Alvin

Caroline Clarke Click Here To Listen Award-winning journalist Caroline Clarke was born in an era when adoptions were shameful and secret and sealed. Her story begins with a happy childhood in the Bronx, as the only child of educators, both with strong ties to their large West Indian families. She never had any desire to know her birth parents until her thirties when some health questions led her to contact Spence-Chapin Family Services. The adoption agency's response sparked a series of stunning discoveries. Caroline knew her biological family and had so for more than twenty years. Her birth mother, nicknamed "Cookie," was the eldest sister of one of her dearest college friends; thus, Caroline's girlfriend [...]

The Late Starters Orchestra By Ari L. Goldman chats with Dr. Alvin

Ari Goldman Click Here To Listen Ari L. Goldman is a professor of journalism at Columbia University and the author of three books, including the bestselling The Search for God at Harvard. Goldman arrived at Columbia in 1993, after spending twenty years at the New York Times, most of them as a religion writer. His articles and columns have also appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, the Jerusalem Post, and the Columbia Journalism Review. He is the media columnist for the New York Jewish Week. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and educated at Yeshiva University, Columbia, and Harvard, Goldman’s books include Being Jewish: The Spiritual and Cultural Practice of Judaism Today and [...]

Edwin & Nikki Graves Henderson of Tinner Hills Blues Festival 2014 Falls Church, VA chats with Dr. Alvin

Tinner Hill Click Here To Listen The Tinner Hill Blues Festival is the only three-day event in Falls Church. There are all kinds of blues for all ages, all weekend, all over town. For more information visit http://tinnerhill.org/blues-festival.

China Dolls By Lisa See chats with Dr. Alvin

  Click Here To Listen   The New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls has garnered international acclaim for her great skill at rendering the intricate relationships of women and the complex meeting of history and fate. Now comes Lisa See’s highly anticipated new novel, China Dolls. It’s 1938 in San Francisco: a world’s fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled [...]

Spectacular Magazine With Phyllis Coley and Gary N. Jones For 05.31.14 on DrAlvin.Com

Spectacular Magazine Radio Show 5-31-2014 Click Here To Listen Spectacular Magazine Radio Show with Host Phyllis Coley and Co-Host Gary N. Jones is a high energy one hour weekly offering a unique blend of news, interviews, commentary and music.

Spectacular Magazine With Phyllis Coley and Gary N. Jones For 05.24.14 on DrAlvin.Com

Spectacular Magazine Radio Show 5-24-2014 Click Here To Listen Spectacular Magazine Radio Show with Host Phyllis Coley and Co-Host Gary N. Jones is a high energy one hour weekly offering a unique blend of news, interviews, commentary and music.

FOX TV: So You Think You Can Dance, Host Cat Deeley chats with Dr. Alvin

Cat Deeley Click Here To Listen   Birmingham, England native Cat Deeley is one of the foremost television presenters, both in the U.S. and the U.K. In 2005, Deeley broke into the world of male-dominated television hosts when she began hosting SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, for which she recently earned her third Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program. Last summer, Deeley won the 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host. She was nominated in the same category again this year, and she also was nominated for a Teen Choice 2013 Award for her role as host on the series.   Deeley was the first ever Brit [...]

Ain’t It Time We Said Goodbye By Robert Greenfield chats with Dr. Alvin

Robert Greenfield Click Here To Listen Although they did not know it then, when the Rolling Stones embarked on their farewell tour of Great Britain in March 1971 after having announced they were about to go into tax exile in the south of France, it was the end of an era. For the Stones, nothing would ever be the same again. For ten days on that tour, the Rolling Stones traveled by train and bus to play two shows a night in many of the same small town halls and theaters where they had begun their career. Performing brand new songs like "Bitch," "Brown Sugar," "Wild Horses," and "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'" from their [...]

Wonderland By Stacey D’Erasmo chats with Dr. Alvin

Stacy Derasmo Click Here To Listen Anna Brundage is a rock star. She is tall and sexy, with a powerhouse voice and an unforgettable mane of red hair. She came out of nowhere, an immediate indie sensation. And then, life happened. Anna went down as fast as she went up, and then walked off the scene for seven years. Without a record deal or clamoring fans, she sells a piece of her famous father’s art to finance just one more album and a European comeback tour. Anna is forty-four. This may be her last chance to cement her place in the life she chose, the life she struggled for, the life she’s not sure she [...]

Bomani Armah Sings The Closing Theme Song “Good Day” for DrAlvin.com

R & B-Bomani Armah-Good Day Click Here To Listen Bomani Darel Armah, aka D’mite, aka The Hip-Hop Levar Burton, aka Mr. Read a Book, aka The Watermelon Man, aka Darius Lovehall, aka The Black Colin Powell, has even more artistic skills than aliases. As a poet he takes his cues from his favorite writers like Langston Hughes, Yusef Komonyakaa and E. Ethelbert Miller. As a lyricist and songwriter he strives to live up to the legacy of his favorites like Bob Marley, George Clinton, Fela and Frankie Beverly and Maze. Raised in DC and Maryland on the music of gospel greats like Richard Smallwood and John P Kee, as well as local go-go legends like [...]