Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.
Author Lee Smith grew up in a tiny town named Grundy, located in the mountains of western Virginia. After several devastating floods, Grundy’s future is very uncertain. Lee Smith joins Diane to tell about the oral history project she’s undertaken to help preserve her hometown, at least in memory. Ms. Smith recommends My History, a National Endowment for the Humanities Web site for more information on preserving and collecting family stories. Her book can be purchased through Tryon Press by calling 1-800-360-1980 or from the Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC, 919-286-2700, www.regulatorbookshop.com.
- Lee Smith Author
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