Sly James, Aja James, Audrey Masoner
Kansas City Mayor Sly James joins daughter Aja James and her co-author, Audrey Masoner, in a discussion of their new children’s picture book Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie. It stars the mayor as a present-day guide to some of the city’s memorable locations, landmarks, and historical figures.
Author David Collins discusses his book Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas. It chronicles the legal fight for same-sex marriage rights by two men – one with Missouri ties – in a state “steeped in Marlboro Man mythology and social conservatism.”
Jeremy Paul Amick, James Shipley
James Shipley, one of fewer than 200 surviving members of the famed, all-black World War II unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen, joins author Jeremy Paul Amick in a discussion of a new biography about the now-94-year-old Shipley.
George Saunders discusses his best-selling Lincoln in the Bardo, winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for best original novel. The book movingly imagines Abraham Lincoln’s night in a cemetery, tortured by the loss of his son, the Civil War, and a ghostly world shared by Willie and his fellow dead.