Don Lemon: THIS IS THE FIRE: What I Say to My Friends About Racism

Scroll down to listen   Don Lemon , CNN host and author of THIS IS THE FIRE: What I Say to My Friends About Racism, in conversation with Dr. Georgette Grier-Key of Sag Harbor's Eastville Historical Society.Recorded at 'The Church', a community meeting place in Sag Harbor. Sag Harbor resident Don Lemon is the anchor of Don Lemon Tonight on CNN. He is the author of THIS IS THE FIRE: What I Say to My Friends About Racism The book was published by Little Brown in March 2021. Other works by Don Lemon include 'Hundred' published by Harper Collins in 2020 and Transparent, a memoir pubished by Farrah Gray in 2011. Dr. Georgette Grier-Key is Executive Director and chief curator of the Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor. She is president of the association of Suffolk County Historical Societies, and a History and Political Science Professor at Nassau Communtity College. listen here  

Remembering Gaza again with poetry

Scroll down to listen  We present poetry, thoughts and prayer inspired by the 2014 Gaza war, a military operation launched by Israel after rocket fire from Gaza struck Israel.   It was recorded in the summer of 2014 as the war continued. The recent repetition of that scenario in 2021 inspired tonight's East End Ink.      Heard were Kathy Engel, Pamela Kallimanis, Kimberly Wilder, Sigrid Meinel, Clare Coss, Blanche Weisen Cook, and the former minister at Incarnation Lutheran Church, Reverend Katrina Foster.    Listen here  

Poets Cheryl Boyce-Taylor and Kathy Engel

Poets Cheryl Boyce-Taylor and Kathy Engel read their work and each others work. Cheryl Boyce-Taylor’s Mama Phife Represents is dedicated to her dead rapper son Phife Dawg Taylor. Kathy Engel’s The Lost Brother Alphabet is dedicated to her brother – a suicide. They read their work in May 2021 at a Zoom presentation produced by Canios Cultural Café in Sag Harbor.   The complete recording - a Zoom video - is at  the Canios Youtube page  

Professor Thomas Petriano on the book Let Us Dream by Pope Francis

Listen here In his new book Let Us Dream , Pope Francis describes a vision of a more just society, and environmentally, post-pandemic. Professor Thomas Petriano, Chair and Professor of Religious Studies at   St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue examines the Pope’s work in a talk recorded by Canios Books, Sag Harbor in March 2021. Pope Francis’ book Let Us Dream – a vision of a just society post pandemic  was written in collaboration with the Pope’s biographer, Austen Ivereigh.             It was published by Simon and Shuster In December, 2020.

True Stories of Old Sag Harbor:

We present Jim Marquardt reading from his book   True Stories of Old Sag Harbor: Whaling Adventures, Indians and Colonists, Wars, Shipwrecks, Writers and Artists Recorded in December 2018 at Sag Harbor's Canios Books.  The book was published by Harbor Electronic Publishing in December 2018.  Listen here

Three Poets from Four Way Books

We present three poets from publisher 4 Way Books . They were presented virtually by Canio’s Cultural Café of Sag Harbor in February of 2021. The poets are Andrea Cohen , Rodney Terich Leonard and Angela Narciso Torres . Their books are Everything , Sweetgum & Lightning , and What Happens is Neither Listen here the complete recording will be available here  ----------------------------------------------------- note: east end ink was first broadcast in 2008 on wpkn radio.   Podcasts of earlier programs are here  

2021 Black Writers Read-in

We celebrate Black History Month with the work of African and African-American Writers read by members of the Sag Harbor community. The annual Read-In is sponsored by the Black Caucus of The National Council of Teachers of English. It was produced by the John Jermain Library, the Eastville Community Historical Society and Canios Books all of Sag Harbor. The readers are Catherine Creedon director of the John Jermaine Library, Sag Harbor artist Michael Butler, Gloria Brown and Nancy Meyers. Heard are an African folk tale "If People Could Fly", and “ Talking Drums, a Selection of Poems From Africa South of the Sahara, James Baldwin’s “ Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation ”, from The Fire Next Time . and Let America be America Again by poet Langston Hughes. Listen here More: Jacqueline Marks reads a portion of the short story Sweat (1926) by Zora Neale Hurston Listen here