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On Being Features Krista Tippett’s Asheville Interview with Isabel Wilkerson

Last month WCQS welcomed Krista Tippett, host of On Being, to Asheville as part of the Faith In Literature Festival at UNCA. One of the highlights of the festival was a conversation between Krista Tippett and Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns.”

In her epic work of narrative non-fiction, “The Warmth of Other Suns,” Isabel Wilkerson uncovers layers of under-reported American history, the Great Migration of six million African Americans to the north of the U.S. in the 20th century. By telling it through a human lens, Wilkerson shines a light on the human work before us today. This was the basis of their conversation in Asheville, which will be featured on this week’s On Being.

"Isabel Wilkerson - The Heart Is The Final Frontier" will air On Being this Sunday morning at 7. Learn more this episode and/or download the podcast here.

Isabel Wilkerson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and critically acclaimed author. She was awarded the 2016 National Humanities Medal from President Obama earlier this year. Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. She received the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obama.

Michelle Keenan is the Associate Director of Development at Blue Ridge Public Radio. She began volunteering for the station in 1996 and has been a full-time staff member since 1998.