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View video and listen to audio of radio and television interviews with author Tom DeWolf as well as live appearances before audiences around the United States.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011, Listen to the highest quality production radio program Tom has ever participated in. Belvie Rooks, Dedan Gills (co-founders of Growing a Global Heart), and Tom led a workshop at the Bioneers Conference in October 2010. The session is highlighted in the Bioneers Revolution from the Heart of Nature radio program that is heard on more than 370 stations worldwide in eleven nations.

Monday, August 1, 2011, Listen to an interview with Tom on the Conscious Media Network. Listening requires registration. Free access is available for 3-days. During that 72 hours check out what this site offers. You may just want to subscribe.

Friday, February 18, 2011, Watch Loren Farr interview Tom DeWolf on the Tulsa Community College television program Studio 21 (Part 1 and Part 2).

Monday, December 13, 2010, Listen to Ken Rose interview Tom DeWolf on his What Now program. This interview resulted from Ken meeting Tom at the Bioneers Conference where he joined Belvie Rooks and Dedan Gills for a presentation titled “Slavery’s Legacy: What Does Healing Look Like?”

Friday, September 17, 2010, Fairfax, Virginia. Listen to Fairfax County Library system director Sam Clay interview Tom in advance of his appearance at the Fall for the Book festival September 19-25, 2010.

Friday, March 19, 2010, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Listen to “Radio Smart Talk” interview with Tom DeWolf on the NPR affiliate WITF regarding Inheriting the Trade being selected as one of three books that are the centerpiece of Pennsylvania's 2010 series “Live and Learn Weekends” -- an effort to increase understanding of the Underground Railroad, the Civil War era, and Pennsylvania and the nation's history. Tom’s interview takes place during the final 8 minutes of this hour-long show.

Thursday, March 18, 2010, Listen to blogtalk radio interview with Tom DeWolf by C.O.W.S. (Context of White Supremacy) host Victim of Racism Gus T. Renegade and his co-host Justice. Racism, white supremacy and other related subjects are discussed on a radio show “specifically engineered for non-white people, Victims of Racism.”

Tuesday, January 5, 2010, San Francisco, California. Listen to a blogtalk radio interview with Tom DeWolf on Writers’ Sanctuary with Kim McMillon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Listen to an interview of four guests, including author Tom DeWolf, US Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), author and historian Professor Mahmoud El-Kati, and Gary Hines, founder and director, Sounds of Blackness, by Al McFarlane. The subject of the interview is travel to Africa and the continuing impact of historic slavery today. Tom joins the conversation approximately 25 minutes into the hour-long discussion.

May 3, 2009, Denver Green Festival, Denver, Colorado. Watch presentation by Tom DeWolf and Belvie Rooks, “The Green of Black and White: Sustainable Healing from the Legacy of Slavery.” Green Festivals are co-sponsored by Global Exchange, an international human rights organization, and Green America, working for a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

January 18, 2009, Bend, Oregon. Watch Tom discuss the recent Trade Paperback publication of Inheriting the Trade on KOHD, the local ABC affiliate in Central Oregon.

December 15, 2008, Chicago, Illinois. Listen to Tom discuss the legacy of slavery and hope for healing from the damage of racism with Paul Butler for Moody Radio's Prime Time America.

October 13, 2008, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Listen to Tom DeWolf discuss issues of race, religion, and Inheriting the Trade with Rick Wilson and Skot Welch on their show Radio in Black and White, “the most integrated hour of the week.”

August 27, 2008, San Francisco. Listen to the first and second portions of Tom’s teleseminar conversation, “Conversations that Matter,” with Belvie Rooks. This recording was produced by Shift in Action, a program of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Shift in Action features the largest web library on conscious change, including work from more than 350 inspiring leaders such as Deepak Chopra. You can listen to free samples of their weekly teleseminars here.

July 19, 2008, Langston Hughes Auditorium, Schomburg Center, New York City. Watch Tom DeWolf on Book TV (C-Span 2) at the 10th annual Harlem Book Fair. The panel discussion, "From the Door of No Return: The Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the U.S.," was moderated by Howard Dodson, Chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and, in addition to Tom, included authors David Eltis, Roseanne Marion Adderley, and Sylviane A. Diouf.

July 14, 2008, live from the CBS studio, New York, N.Y. Watch anchor Harry Smith interview Tom DeWolf, Katrina Browne, and Juanita Brown on The Early Show:

June 28, 2008, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Listen to Tom DeWolf address attendees at the Unitarian Universalist Association's national General Assembly in the workshop he led entitled, "A Family of Slave Traders."

June 27, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Listen to Tom DeWolf discuss the P.O.V./PBS national television broadcast of Traces of the Trade on "The Karamu Show" with Dr. Richard Cooper.

June 18, 2008, Boise, Idaho. Listen to Tom DeWolf discuss Inheriting the Trade with Jon and Chris on All Talk 63KFXD.

May 7, 2008, Washington, DC. Listen to “Race, Class, and Privilege: An Ongoing Discussion” that Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media sponsored at the Council on Foundations Leadership Summit. The panel features Katrina Browne, Tom DeWolf, UCLA Political Science Professor, Franklin Gilliam and Paula Dressel of Just Partners.

May 6, 2008, Washington, D.C. Watch "How Do We Talk About Race, Class and Privilege? --- Traces of the Trade Newseum Panel" that took place at the Council on Foundations Leadership Summit. Sponsored by Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media, the panel was moderated by esteemed PBS NewsHour journalist Judy Woodruff and Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree. The panel was comprised of Dr. J. Bryan Hehir of the Kennedy School of Government, former Ambassador to South Africa James Joseph, Prof. Goodwin Liu of the UC Berkeley Law School, and Ruth A. Wooden, President of Public Agenda.

April 24, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Listen to Katrina Browne and Tom DeWolf at a question-and-answer session following a screening of Traces of the Trade at the National Constitution Center. This program is part of the Legacy of 1808 speaker series, a year-long dialogue at the National Constitution Center with local and national experts about the history of the slave trade and its contemporary relevance.

April 24, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Listen to Marty Moss-Coane, host of Radio Times interview Katrina Browne and Tom DeWolf on WHYY.

April 1, 2008, Los Angeles, California. Listen to Tom DeWolf's interview with Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising, the popular daily radio program produced at KPFK, Pacifica radio.

March 24, 2008, Portland, Oregon. Listen to Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey, hosts of "More Talk Radio" on weekday mornings, interview Tom DeWolf.

March 6, 2008, Bend, Oregon. Listen to Tom DeWolf's interview with Oran Teater on "Your Town" on KBND radio.

February 26, 2008, Chicago, Ill. Listen to Tom DeWolf's interview with Cliff Kelley of WVON radio.

February 20, 2008, Denver, Colo. Listen to Tom DeWolf and Keila DePoorter's interview with Ryan Warner on Colorado Public Radio.Listen

February 19, 2008, Boston, Mass. Listen to Tom DeWolf's interview with Marjorie Kehe of the Christian Science Monitor.

February 14, 2008, Portland, Oregon. Listen to Tom DeWolf’s interview with Thom Hartmann on KPOJ (620 AM) radio. Tom’s portion of this hour-long podcast lasts 15 minutes and begins half way (35 minutes) into the podcast.

February 12, 2008, Seattle, Washington. Listen to Tom DeWolf’s interview on The Dave Ross Show on KIRO (710 AM) radio.

January 23, 2008, Park City, Utah. Watch Hollywood Reporter filmed review of Traces of the Trade in which the reviewer calls Traces “one of the most profound films that ever played in Sundance.” (second of two films reviewed here)

January 22, 2008, Park City, Utah. Watch Katrina Browne and Tom DeWolf interview on Salt Lake City NBC affiliate, KSL

January 16, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts. Watch Tom DeWolf on the Chet Curtis Report on New England Cable News

January 14, 2008, watch Tom DeWolf on Book TV (C-Span 2) broadcast from Linden Place in Bristol, Rhode Island

January 2, 2008, listen to Tom DeWolf's interview with Brilliance Audio.

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      Inheriting the Trade, by Thomas Norman DeWolf, is published by Beacon Press. Copyright 2007.