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Thacker Mountain Radio Hour: William Ferris with I AM A MAN

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour welcomes back former Oxonian Dr. William R. Ferris and his book of history and photos, I Am A Man: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement 1960–1970. Our musical guests are the Appalachian string band The Wildmans and Memphis soul legend Don Bryant!

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobuswhackers

Thursday, March 15

I Am a Man: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1970 By William R. Ferris, Lonnie G. Bunch (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496831620
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - April 1st, 2021

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah with FRIDAY BLACK (rebroadcast)

On the first day of spring 2021, Thacker Mountain Radio Hour welcomes Grammy-nominated blues musician Cedric Burnside (“Benton County Relic”) with Memphis garage-surf combo, Impala (“In the Late Hours”) and debut short story author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black).

Friday Black By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour: Sandra Beasley with MADE TO EXPLODE

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour is proud to celebrate the Twenty-Seventh Oxford Conference for the Book. Our guests will include poet Sandra Beasley and her exciting new collection, Made to Explode: Poems. Our musical guests will include Memphis guitar-organ trio The City Champs and Austin, TX-based rockers Parker Woodland.

Made to Explode: Poems By Sandra Beasley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393531602
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 9th, 2021

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour: Dantiel Moniz with MILK BLOOD HEAT

Thacker Mountain is excited for this week's show, featuring a live wire debut story collection set in Florida by Dantiel W. Moniz (Milk Blood Heat), plus gonzo New Orleans goth with DiNOLA and Memphis Americana songwriter, Davis Coen.

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Milk Blood Heat By Dantiel W. Moniz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802158154
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Published: Grove Press - February 2nd, 2021

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour: Wright Thompson with PAPPYLAND

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour is delighted to welcome ESPN writer and Oxford local Wright Thompson with his exploration of the most coveted bourbon in the world in Pappyland; the return of British folk singer Shirley Collins and the esoteric jazz stylings of Alex Greene and the Rolling Head Orchestra.

Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last By Wright Thompson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735221253
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Published: Penguin Press - November 10th, 2020

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour: Ralph Eubanks with A PLACE LIKE MISSISSIPPI

Thacker Mountain is delighted to welcome author (and frequent visitor and friend) Ralph Eubanks and his evocative new memoir A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape, which takes the reader on a literary road trip from Jesmyn Ward's Gulf Coast to William Faulkner's hills. We’ll talk to Ralph about landscape and literature and why Eudora Welty favored a certain Jitney Jungle store.

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A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape By W. Ralph Eubanks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604699586
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Published: Timber Press - March 16th, 2021

Thacker Mountain Radio: Brit Bennett with THE VANISHING HALF

This week on Thacker Mountain Radio Hour we’re delighted to welcome bestselling author Brit Bennett. Her novel The Vanishing Halfa mesmerizing story of twin sisters taking very different paths (one passes for white without telling her husband and children), debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and is in development as a series for HBO.

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ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

Maria Kuznetsova on Thacker Mountain Radio with OKSANA, BEHAVE!

When Oksana and her family move from the Ukraine to Florida to begin a new American life, her physicist father delivers pizza at night to make ends meet, her cranky mother sits at home all day worrying, and her flamboyant grandmother relishes the attention she gets from men. All Oksana wants is to be as far away from her family as possible, to have friends, and to be normal—and though she constantly tries to do the right thing, she keeps getting in trouble.

Oksana, Behave!: A Novel By Maria Kuznetsova Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525511892
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 11th, 2020