Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Antoinette Brim guest hosts Literary Nation Talk Radio on Thursday, 8/12/10

Antoinette Brim will guest host Literary Nation Talk Radio on 8/12 at noon CST on FM 88.3 here in Little Rock. You can stream it online at Scheduled guests include the following:

A summer day in 1970 changed Patrice Gaines’ life forever. She was in a Charlotte, N.C. jail, charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a needle and syringe. Her mother, unable to bring Patrice’s two-year-old daughter Andrea inside to visit her, directed Patrice to look out the window when she returned to her cell. Staring out a narrow opening, Gaines saw her grandfather in front of the jail holding her daughter while her mother pointed to the third floor window. Her daughter looked all about."She is searching for me and she can’t find me,” Gaines thought, as tears trickled down her cheeks. In that moment, she vowed to do all she could to change her life. Thus began a long and arduous journey, which Gaines chronicles in her autobiography, Laughing In The Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color— A Journey from Prison to Power. Learn more at:

Local youth, Rischalle and Rischaye Ellington, will discuss their experiences at the University of Arkansas Medical Systems Summer Math Enrichment Program.

Dr. Dwight D. Watson is an Associate Professor of History at Texas State University-San Marcos. His specializations include African American History and the Civil Rights Movement. He is the author of Black Bayou: African-American Life and Civil Rights in Houston and Race and the Houston Police Department: A Change Did Come. He is interested in how race and law impact United State History. His hobbies are cooking, fly fishing, woodworking and reading. Learn more at: