January’s Word By Word: Conversation With Writers broadcast is a special tie-in with the Martin Luther King holiday. Host Gil Mansergh welcomes Birmingham, Alabama-born writer Waights Taylor Jr. and his award-winning historical memoir, Our Southern Home: Scottsboro to Montgomery to Birmingham–The Transformation of the South in the Twentieth Century. Waight’s newest book is the first of a mystery series set in the segregated South in the middle of the Twentieth Century. Featuring the “White” homicide detective Joe McGrath and the “Black” private eye, Sam Rucker, it is called Kiss of Salvation.
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