In A Slave No More, historian David W. Blight showcases the emancipation narratives of two men, one from Alabama and one from Virginia. Manuscripts written by Wallace Turnage and John Washington, and genealogical information compiled by Blight, combine to tell the stories of their lives as slaves and their harrowing flights to freedom.
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Analysis of Russian elections. Vladimir Putin got a vote of confidence this past weekend, as his United Russia party won big in Parliamentary elections. We’ll talk with JONATHAN BECKER Dean of International Studies at Bard College in New York about how a stronger Putin will affect future US/Russia relations. Becker is also author of Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
Dave Isay, NPR documentary producer and founder of StoryCorps joins Marty to talk about the oral history project that records and preserves tales from the lives of ordinary Americans. Stories are aired on NPR every Friday morning during Morning Edition. Isay’s his new book is Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
Neil Young has been very active in the past several years. He has lent his voice to songs to help America heal from its wounds suffered on Sept 11, 2001 — and more recently, in the massive flooding in New Orleans. His new album, Prairie Wind, is being hailed as a return to the wistful, wind-blown vistas of his most popular work, from Harvest and Harvest Moon. The songs represent a return from the more conceptual world of Greendale, Young’s 2003 release that led to a national stage tour with actors and dramatic interpretation of the music. But that dramatic urge has not yet left Young altogether: David Dye caught up with him in Nashville, where the singer was has been filming a new concert film due out later in 2005. The project, which incorporates much of Prairie Wind, is being helmed by director Jonathan Demme. This interview originally aired on Oct. 17, 2005.
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