David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
Guest Host: Susan Page
We remember Bebe Moore Campbell, who died last November at age 56, by taking a look at the novel for which she received the NAACP Image Award for Literature. Spanning the decades from the mid 1950s to the late 1980s, “Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine” is a timeless tale of racism, murder, and redemption.
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
- E. Ethelbert Miller poet; director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, Board Chair of the Institute for Policy Study. And author of the forthcoming book "On Saturdays I Santana With You."
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