In the midst of a 20-city radio tour, I have come to one conclusion only: Some talk-show hosts are very smart and very eloquent. Not all, but some. (Some of them -- horrors! -- don't even read the books before the interview!)
Among the best radio talk-show hosts is Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones, who has interviewed some of the most provocative figures in modern American literature, sports, politics and entertainment ... always with an eye toward messages we can all glean from their experiences. Listen to my interview with Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones on WCBQ-AM in Raleigh. N.C., recorded on Wednesday, Jan. 17.