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In Your Ear: Belva Davis

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In Your Ear: Belva Davis

In Your Ear: Belva Davis

In Your Ear: Belva Davis

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Belva Davis made history as the first Black female television reporter on the West Coast. She covered some of the nation's most historic stories in her decades-long career, from Vietnam War protests to the start of the AIDS epidemic. In Tell Me More's regular "In Your Ear" segment, Davis shares some of her favorite tunes.

MICHEL MARTIN, host:

And after interview with Belva Davis, we asked her if she wanted to offer up a few songs for our segment In Your Ear. That's when we ask guests what music they listen to when they need some inspiration, need to chill out or when they need to work out. This is what she told us.

(Soundbite of song, "Sketches of Spain")

Ms. DAVIS: Miles Davis, "Sketches of Spain."

(Soundbite of song, "Sketches of Spain")

Ms. DAVIS: It captures all the meaning of the outdoors and all of the melody that Miles carried in that horn.

(Soundbite of songs, "Sketches of Spain")

Ms. DAVIS: John Coltrane, "My Favorite Things."

(Soundbite of song, "My Favorite Things")

Ms. DAVIS: My husband proposed to me right after we heard that song.

(Soundbite of song, "My Favorite Things")

Ms. DAVIS: "Save Your Love For Me" by Nancy Wilson.

(Soundbite of song, "Save Your Love For Me")

Ms. NANCY WILSON (Musician): (Singing) Wish I knew why I'm so in love with you. No one else in this world will do. Darling, please save your love for me.

Ms. DAVIS: She's the reason why I'm married to the wonderful man I'm with today, 46 years of a happy marriage because of you, Nancy.

(Soundbite of song, "Save Your Love For Me")

Ms. WILSON: (Singing) Run away. If I were wise I'd run away. But like a fool in love I stayed.

MARTIN: That was journalist Belva Davis telling us what's playing in her ear. To hear this and past In Your Ear segments, go to our website, npr.org, click on the Programs tab and then on TELL ME MORE.

(Soundbite of song, "Save Your Love For Me")

Ms. WILSON: (Singing) I can feel it even when you're not here. Can't conceal it.

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