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The Kathryn Zox Show

The Kathryn Zox Show

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March 09th 2016:Racism and Life After Virginia Tech Shooting

Kathryn interviews award-winning novelist Jim Grimsley, author of “How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood”. In his memoir Grimsley chronicles his own coming of age as a boy in a small eastern North Carolina when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in 1966. Grimsley looks back at that school and those times, remembering his own first real encounters with black children and their culture. The result is a deeply moving narrative, and an honest discussion of racism and its roots. Kathryn also interviews Lori Haas, Virginia State Directo

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Jim Grimsley

Jim Grimsley was born on September 21, 1955 in rural eastern North Carolina and was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying writing with Doris Betts and Max Steele. He has published nineteen short stories and essays in various quarterlies, including DoubleTake, New Orleans Review, Carolina Quarterly and the New Virginia Review. His short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize on three occasions and the body of his work published in the Carolina Quarterly was nominated for a GE Outstanding Young Writer Award in 1983. Jim’s story “City and Park” was listed as one of the outstanding short stories of 1982 in the Houghton Mifflin anthology Best Americ
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Lori Haas

Lori Haas is the Virginia State Director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Lori has served as an organizer with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence since January 2010. After her daughter Emily was shot twice and survived the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, Lori became personally involved in gun violence prevention efforts. She has worked with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Virginia Center for Public Safety, Protest Easy Guns and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. She has lobbied on Capitol Hill in Washington and before the Virginia General Assembly for responsible gun laws numerous times. She promotes awareness of the issue by speaking to various groups from her perspective
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1444/the-kathryn-zox-show 29/11/2017 07:00 29/11/2017 08:00 The Kathryn Zox Show https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1444/the-kathryn-zox-show Kathryn interviews award-winning novelist Jim Grimsley, author of “How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood”. In his memoir Grimsley chronicles his own coming of age as a boy in a small eastern North Carolina when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in 1966. Grimsley looks back at that school and those times, remembering his own first real encounters with black children and their culture. The result is a deeply moving narrative, and an honest discussion of racism and its roots. Kathryn also interviews Lori Haas, Virginia State Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. After her daughter Emily was shot twice and survived the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, Haas became personally involved in gun violence prevention efforts. Haas has lobbied on Capitol Hill in Washington and before the Virginia General Assembly for responsible gun laws numerous times. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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