WAMU 88.5 : The Diane Rehm Show

Filed Under:

Maya Angelou: "Mom & Me & Mom"

Maya Angelou is one of the most distinguished poets, authors and playwrights of our time. Born in Saint Louis, Angelou’s parents had a difficult marriage and separated after just a few years. She and her brother were sent away to be raised by their grandmother in Arkansas. At 13, she was sent back to live with her mother, Vivian Baxter, who ran a gambling business in San Francisco. In a new memoir, Angelou writes for the first time about the fraught relationship she had with her mother after their reunion. It’s a story of forgiveness, healing and reconciliation.

Read An Excerpt

From the book, "Mom & Me & Mom" by Maya Angelou. Copyright © 2012 by Maya Angelou. Reprinted by arrangement with Random House, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


In The 'Golden Age Of Television,' Advertising Intersects With Programming

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum about her essay on the new model of advertising in the so-called "golden age of television."

California City Orders Restaurants To Use Disposable Plates, Cups

Officials in Fort Bragg also ordered restaurants to serve water to customers only upon request. As part of a stage 3 water emergency, things like washing cars using city water are prohibited, too.

GOP Presidential Candidates Offer Varied Responses To Oregon Shooting

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson says if he would have engaged the Orgeon shooter if he had been there, He isnt the only republican who has soken about guns recently,.

Why You Should Keep A Tighter Grip On Airline Boarding Passes

You might want to think twice before shoving that boarding pass into the seat pocket in front of you. Security reporter Brian Krebs says there could be sensitive information on it.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.