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.