FROM Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
'A Kind of Freedom' follows three generations of a black family in New Orleans The new novel “A Kind Of Freedom” is about the downward spiral of a family who desperately tries to make it against the difficulties of racism, poverty, and drug addiction. The story begins in the 1940s with Evelyn, who comes from a wealthy family and falls in love with the son of a janitor. Evelyn’s daughter Jackie lives through the crack epidemic of the 1980s, and her grandson T.C. struggles with the trauma of Hurricane Katrina. Margaret Wilkerson Sexton's first novel is "A Kind of Freedom." (Photo by Ben Krantz)
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?