A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 2-26-2021


Topic: Exploring race, family and code-switching through fiction

Guest: Anthony Todd Carlisle, associate professor, California University of Pennsylvania, on his new book, "The Souls of Clayhatchee"

How Topic Discussed: "The Souls of Clayhatchee" is a new mystery novel set in a small town in Alabama, where a Pittsburgh-born newspaper reporter goes to unravel his family secrets. How did the author's own life experiences inform his fiction? What issues does the book explore regarding the Black experience in the north and the south, and about the intermixing of families in American history? How does the book illustrate the way that Black professionals are forced to "code-switch" or play different roles when moving between personal and professional worlds?



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.22MB - Duration: 29:44 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

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