February 27, 2003 Karen Grigsby Bates reports from Los Angeles on playwright Lisa Loomer's latest project titled Living Out. It's about a Salvadoran immigrant who finds work in the United States as a nanny. Loomer says hopefully after seeing the play, employers will begin to see their employees as people, rather than conveniences.
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December 2, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with floral designer Preston Bailey about his new book Preston Bailey's Design For Entertaining, and his career as a floral designer.
November 26, 2002 NPR correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with wine experts Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher to get their wine picks for your Thanksgiving feast.
November 22, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates talks to Larry Morse, sommelier at O'Neal's restaurant in New York City and, Andrew Bell, president of the American Sommelier Association about this weekend's upcoming Best Sommelier Competition in Manhattan.
November 22, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with actor Harold Perrineau Jr. about his role in "Blue/Orange", a play which confronts the issues of race and mental illness. (6:03)
November 22, 2002 Correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates discusses American policy in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Shibley Telhami, author of The Stakes: America and the Middle East, and Scott Lasensky, Assistant Director of the U.S./Middle East Project at the Council on Foreign Relations.
November 21, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates Talks to stand up comedian Chelsea Peretti and her brother, Jonah Peretti about their humorous and controversial website Blackpeopleloveus.com.
November 20, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with documentary filmmaker Shawn Wilson about his new book "Separate But Equal: The Mississippi Photographs of Henry Clay Anderson." (9:30)
November 18, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with lawyer and consultant Bernestine Singley, editor of a new collection of essays When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories.
November 15, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with author and cook Diane Kochilas , an American who moved to Greece in the early 1990s. Kochilas's new book is "The Glorious Foods of Greece." (6:24)
November 15, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates interviews Boston Globe reporter Farah Stockman about her experiences covering the case of Leo Felton, a bi-racial Neo-Nazi.
November 15, 2002 U.S. officials now believe Osama bin Laden may be alive. Karen Grigsby Bates talks with Jane Corbin, a BBC reporter and the author of Al Qaeda: In Search of the Terror Network That Threatens the World; Harold Scott, deputy director of the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University; and Tinaz Pavri , a professor of political science at Spelman College, about what it would mean if bin Laden is still alive.
November 13, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates interviews Dael Orlandersmith , the author and co-star of Yellowman, a Pulitzer-nominated play about color consciousness. (9:12)
November 12, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates discusses the proliferation of sexual advice columns in college newspapers with Dr. Hilda Hutcherson of the New York Center for Women's Sexual Health, and college senior Juanita Davis, the associate editor of Hampton University's newspaper, the Hampton Script.
November 12, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates talks with Yvonne Ruby, director of the National Department of Health for House of the Lord Churches, and Mark Fenton, editor of Walking magazine, about the virtues of walking.
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