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WBOI Presents: A conversation with Ashley C. Ford

Ashley C Ford
Indiana Authors Awards

The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards is presenting a tour of the state featuring The New York Times best-selling author Ashley C. Ford. The writer, host, educator, and Fort Wayne native will be back home on April 14, giving readers and fans a chance to meet the author.

Before her visit, Ford spoke by Zoom with WBOI President and General Manager Terra Brantley. The two spoke about Ford’s memoir “Somebody’s Daughter,” the real life events and relationships that shaped the book, and growing up in northeast Indiana.

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Ford’s tour includes stops in New Albany and Indianapolis before the final stop in Fort Wayne. You can find more information about Ford’s visit to Fort Wayne here.

Some of the conversation on this week’s episode of WBOI Presents may be inappropriate or difficult for some listeners.

Our music is by Mark Waldick, Noah Campodonico, Kurt Roembke, and Hope Arthur. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our production assistants are Monica Blankenship, Meihkai Bowers, Steve Mullaney, Kyle Norbeck, Diahmynd Thomas, Mikaela Veltum, and Sydney Wagner.

Brantley has lived in Allen County, Indiana for almost 30 years, serving as a community servant, advocate, and trusted news anchor. In June 2021, Brantley retired from WANE TV as Indiana’s longest serving African American news anchor, to become President/CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League, prior to becoming the President and General Manager of WBOI/Northeast Indiana Public Radio.