interview

  

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 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.