Wanda's Picks Radio Friday, April 19, 2013
We open with a rebroadcast of our interview with Keith Josef Adkins on his latest play, The Patron Saint of Peanuts, which honors George Washington Carver.
We then shift to an interview airedd two years ago with Camille T. Dungy, editor of black nature: Four Centuries of African Nature Poetry.
We celebrate with author Judy Juanita the publication of her first novel, Virgin Soul. The novel is a tour de force featuring Geneice Hightower who takes us on a journey through the Black Arts & Revolutionary Movements of the '60s, most notably the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Up close and personal, this old soul in a young body, smart and cute and hip, when she needs to be, innocent and fierce yet always honest is a for real foot soldier movement woman, who attends Oakland City College, hosts Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) at her flat, which becomes a SafeHouse, learns to clean and assemble guns, dodges police bullets, graduates from SF State, feeds kids breakfast, tutors in Bayview Hunter's Point, recites poetry, gets laid, and ultimately finds herself (smile). Yes, it's that exciting.
We close, if there is time, with an interview with Rachel Rosen, Program Dir. for the San Francisco Film Society, presenter of the 56th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival which begins April 25-May 9, 2013 http://www.sffs.org/ See http://sf.funcheap.com/ for information about Earth Day Activities Friday-Monday, April 19-22, 2013.