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West Coast Live: Freedom is not a given

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Jori Klein
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Toni Morrison

On this week's West Coast Live, Sedge Thomson talks about freedom and how the stories of slaves, serfs and peons through history can illuminate those seeking a better life.  

With TONI MORRISON Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner, author of Beloved, Song of Solomon, and The Bluest Eye, and LUIS ALBERTO URREA, author of The Devil's Highway, a true story of Mexican attempts to cross the border from the point of view of both the "walkers" and the Border Patrol. 
 
These conversations are accompanied by Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, Greg Brown and Bela Fleck with Victor Wooten.  Full details at WCL.org.

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.