interview

Heiskell Delivers Again

Jul 10, 2019

Jeff Heiskell is on a roll with one of his best releases yet, Songs in the Key of H.   He sits down with Todd Steed on Flipside to share insights on this strong collection of songs. 

Author Mary Barrow's "Small Moments"

Nov 19, 2018

Mary Barrow was just a child when her family moved from Tennessee to New Jersey. She had no inkling that the next several years would see the Civil Rights movement take root in America. Yet her nanny, Amelia, keeps her informed of major developments. Amelia was an African-American nanny and somewhat of an anachronism in 1960's New Jersey. Barrow's book, "Small Moments: A Child's Memories of the Civil Rights Movement," is a chronicle of her life growing up with Amelia, and what she learned of the rapidly-changing world of the 1960's. 

Author Alex Stokes On Writing His First Children's Book

Apr 27, 2018

  

Alex Stokes is a comedian and author, having written a few books that he jokingly calls "bathroom books." The sort of lighthearted fare you might casually pick up and read when you only have a moment or two to spare. Stokes also works in Gatlinburg, where a bear has been visiting downtown, at times helping himself to food from unsecured trash containers. This inspired Stokes to write "The City Bear In The Smokies" -- his first children's book.

Elaine Weiss On Tennessee's Role In Women's Suffrage

Mar 9, 2018

Elaine Weiss is the author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote. Despite knowing how it ends -- women can obviously vote today -- it's a gripping tale of how Tennessee played a pivotal role in the path to women's suffrage. While history books leave out the many interconnected issues leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Weiss connects the many dots by examining the roles of three key players in the movement. A movement that spanned 70 years and took the nation from the 19th into the 20th century.  Ratification passed by a single vote.

Kenneth Jones And The Origin of Alabama Story

Jan 31, 2018

Kenneth Jones' play Alabama Story is about censorship. It's also about Civil Rights, human relationships and the struggles that always come with change. Jones drew his inspiration from real life events in 1959 Montgomery; it tells a story from an era log past, but with lessons for today. Brandon Hollingsworth spoke to Kenneth Jones about Alabama Story and its meaning.

Vince Staten is back to discuss his writing career and his recent induction into the East Tennessee Writer's Hall of Fame.

Jeff Heiskell Arrives

Oct 7, 2015

It's been a while since Jeff Heiskell has released something new, but it's been worth the wait.  This is the full Flipside Interview.