Hector and Diane on Uprising Radio, KPFK

Sonali Kolhatkar, host of Uprising Radio, interviewed Hector Aristizabal and Diane Lefer about The Blessing Next to the Wound and their other projects on Wednesday, November 10th on KPFK, 90.7 FM.

An audio file of the entire program is available at the website. and here’s a video taste of the first part of the interview:

Uprising Radio, November 10, 2010

And we have to send mil gracias to Sonali. The broadcast brought out a lot of people to our book events. Standing room only at Village Books in Pacific Palisades and at Vromans in Pasadena. Friday night, Nov. 12 at Vromans, about 60 people joined in as Hector drummed, told stories, got everyone to sing a West African song and yes–we did discuss the book, too. The morning after, this reaction came via email:

I felt like exploding I loved it so much.
I hope everybody gets to read it!