Thursday, February 2, 2012
On February 5, I was a guest on the STREET SOLDIERS radio program, which broadcasts live on Sundays from 7 to 9 PM on Power 107.5 FM. Host Walter Smith gave me the opportunity to highlight my book and my Wednesday, Feb 8th lecture at the Wellington School in Upper Arlington.
The lecture at the Wellington School was at 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Though the staff photographer typically documents such events, no one was charged with this duty for my lecture, so I don't have a single picture from that night! But, about 50 people attended, so the school head declared it a success. The talk itself went smoothly and the audience was engaged, asking important questions that still have me thinking about links between my findings and our current historical moment.
To my delight, Street Soldiers host Walter D. Smith hurried back into town from one of his speaking engagements in order to support the Wellington event that he so generously helped me promote.
The night that I was on Street Soldiers, the Super Bowl was on, but we still had quite a few callers and I got to respond to them during the live broadcast. It was a great experience!
Walter D. Smith is a force for good in the city and beyond. He was wrongfully incarcerated for 11 years and was the first person to file a formal motion seeking DNA testing. Since being exonerated and freed on December 6, 1996, he has been a motivational speaker and healthy living advocate. For a bit more on him, click here.
This is everyone else who was in the studio that night, including Street Soldiers regulars Elisha and Kwodwo. Kwodwo runs New Harvest Cafe & Urban Arts Space.