Hello, Family and Friends

David Rothenberg will interview me about An Extraordinary Life: Josephine E. Jones on his program, Any Saturday, this Saturday, July 8, 8 AM  – 10 AM on  99.5 FM, WBAI, listener-sponsored, community radio. You can listen online, www.wbai.org,  in real time, or later if you’re not usually up that early on a Saturday morning.

His show is a mix of music, discussions about politics, theater, movies, books, and fundraising for the station. The interview is usually from 9 AM – 9:20 AM, but he’s somewhat flexible within his time frame, so it’s good to tune in at the beginning. He always has a thought-provoking program.

In case you forward this to someone who doesn’t know anything about the book, here’s a summary:

Josephine E. Jones, a South Carolina sharecropper’s daughter, born in 1920, moved to New York in 1946. By 1966, she was not only a Harlem activist, but the first Black woman in management at a Fortune 500 company, Standard Brands, now Kraft Heinz. Her story is intertwined with African American History.

It’s an American story, a Great Migration story, a New York story, a Black family’s story, and a Mother-Daughter story.

Please let others know who might be interested.

Thank you for being part of the listening audience.

All the Best,


The interview is right at the end of Bobby Short’s song. 
Here are the interview time markers:
Start – 1:03:35
End – 1:19:24
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