September 15th Show

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hide captionLeBron James is a star in pro basketball, but he's never let go of his roots in Akron, Ohio.

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LeBron James is a star in pro basketball, but he's never let go of his roots in Akron, Ohio.

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Do You Trust Google With Your Books?
One company stands to be the repository for millions of the world's books. While some advocates applaud the organization and access a digital library can afford, some critics worry about monopoly and profit motives, and what it means for readers' privacy. Guests talk about Google's book deal, and authors and librarians discuss whether or not a digital archive is a good idea.

Jasmine Guy's Many Worlds
Jasmine Guy may be best remembered for her portrayal of Whitley Gilbert, the snobby rich girl on the TV series A Different World. But 'actress' is only one blurb on Guy's resume. Add Broadway director, dancer, recording artist and author to that list. She talks about the rewards and challenges of staying afloat in Hollywood and on Broadway, and her upcoming appearance at the Harlem Renaissance Festival that will be held later this month in Washington D.C.

King James: The Making Of A NBA Star
Before LeBron James became one of the highest paid players in basketball, he was just a kid from Akron, Ohio. In his new coming-of-age book, entitled Shooting Stars, the athlete talks about his life before NBA fame — his troubled childhood, the lessons he's learned and his determination to put his name (and his hometown) on the map.

Joey Medina, King Of Latino Comedy
Comic Joey Medina, one of the stars of The Original Latin Kings of Comedy, stops by and talks about pushing the boundaries of ethnic humor and how he went from boxer to cop to stand-up comedian.

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