Maya Angelou http://wesa.fm en Maya Angelou: Remembering the Author, Poet, and Activist http://wesa.fm/post/maya-angelou-remembering-author-poet-and-activist <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Writer, performer, teacher, director and political activist </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Maya Angelou</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">She was 86 years old.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Dr. Angelou is known for her award-winning book&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, the first of a series of memoirs. And her reading of the poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration made her a household name.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">We spoke with her last year just before Mother's Day, about her autobiographical book, <em>Mom &amp; Me &amp; Mom</em>. Hear the <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/maya-angelou-mom-me-mom">full interview&nbsp;here</a>.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:38:45 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 29977 at http://wesa.fm Maya Angelou: Remembering the Author, Poet, and Activist Revealing Interviews With Our Favorite Authors http://wesa.fm/post/revealing-interviews-our-favorite-authors <p>In the nearly two years that we've been on the air, we've interviewed a variety of authors. We revisit conversations with three of those authors.&nbsp;</p><p>The story of Maya Angelou's extraordinary life has been told in her bestselling biographies. Last May she shared with us the story of her relationship with her Mother, which is chronicled in the book <em>Mom and Me and Mom</em>. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 21912 at http://wesa.fm Revealing Interviews With Our Favorite Authors Maya Angelou on Mom & Me & Mom http://wesa.fm/post/maya-angelou-mom-me-mom <p></p><p></p><blockquote><p><strong>My Mother asked me, “Do you know who the Father is?” </strong></p><p><strong>I said “Of course, I only had sex with him once” </strong></p><p><strong>She said “And do you love him?” </strong></p><p><strong>I said “No” </strong></p><p><strong>She asked “Does he love you?” </strong></p><p><strong>I said “No.” </strong></p><p><strong>So she said “Then we’re not going to ruin three lives. We’re going to have a fine baby. That’s all there is to it.” </strong></p><p><strong>And she never once made me feel I had brought shame on the family. </strong></p></blockquote><p><strong><a href="http://mayaangelou.com/bio/">Dr. Maya Angelou</a></strong>, has an impressive body of work. From singing in the opera <em>Porgy and Bess</em>, and dancing with the Alvin Ailey dance troupe, to the iconic 1993 Inauguration Day poem <em>On the Pulse of Morning</em>, and her years of activism, Angelou typifies a renaissance woman. Wed, 08 May 2013 20:43:00 +0000 Heather McClain 9198 at http://wesa.fm Maya Angelou on Mom & Me & Mom