Thinking Out Loud: Junot Diaz Preview

Jan 21, 2018

Author Junot Diaz lectures tonight at Columbia's Missouri Theater. Dr. Stephanie Shonekan and Brian Booton co-chair the committee that is bringing Diaz to MU as part of the annual celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, jr. Shonekan and Booton previewed this evening's talk on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud.
Credit Junot Diaz

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist Junot Diaz speaks in Columbia Monday night. His visit is part of the annual University of Missouri celebration of Martin Luther King, jr. The event's co-chairs Dr. Stephanie Shonekan and Brian Booton were guests on last week's Thinking Out Loud. They offered a preview of the lecture and explained why bringing Diaz, a Dominican native, to campus now made sense.

This segment originally aired on January 16, 2018.

Listen for new episodes of Thinking Out Loud most Tuesday evenings at 6:30 on KBIA.