Who could resist the intrigue of a novel about a young idealistic lefty learning the messy lessons of life during the 1960s against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the San Luis Valley, especially when the book is illustrated by none other than Colorado Springs’ own ultra-conservative political cartoonist Chuck Asay?

We sat down with journalist, activist and novelist Terry Marshall and his fellow San Luis Valley native Chuck Asay to talk about Marshall’s novel, the common ground that brought them together, what they learned from one another during the process, and the parallels to the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements now.

Conversation with Terry Marshall and Chuck Asay

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

There will be a reception and signing from 5 to 6 p.m tonight with refreshments in the Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College Campus. Terry and Chuck will then hold a discussion from 6 to 8. For more information on the book and Terry Marshall, go to www.terrymarshallfiction.com or www.sodasprings-thebook.com.

 

One Response to Tonight: Love, Sex, Civil Rights and The Messy Business of Change

  1. Bill says:

    I love this kind of thing: namely, two, highly committed folks of opposite philosophies pulling their punches to explore something together and going beyond (and perhaps raising the consciousness of) their constituencies to go “on the air” to do this kind of interview.

    Chuck’s editorial cartoons would sometimes infuriate me as a kid; but my dad, a newspaper editor at the time, knew Chuck and presented him as a thoughtful, affable person. I took his word for it and, decades later, this interview proved him right.

    …and I want to get the book. I knew there was a lot to the San Luis Valley; but this opens up a whole other vista. Could Soda Springs be the new “Milagro Beanfield War”?

    Well done, Terry & Chuck.

News

AFP/Getty Images
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Khizr Khan told Democrats to honor his son’s sacrifice by voting for Hillary Clinton.
 

CQ-Roll Call Group via Getty Images
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Clinton has addressed Democratic conventions four times, but nothing will compare to tonight as she accepts the party’s nomination for president. What do her past speeches tell us?
 

Bloomberg via Getty Images
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Watch even a few minutes and you’re bound to see some synchronized sign-holding — brightly colored placards with slogans like “Stronger Together” waving in the crowd.
 

Arts & Life

Sony Pictures Classics
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Anna Gunn plays a Manhattan investment banker determined to succeed, but powerful men — and slack film-making — let her down.
 

David Newsom/Netflix
July 28, 2016 | NPR · The plot’s overstuffed, but whenever Ellen Page and Allison Janney share the screen, Tallulah finds its palpably human center.
 

Roadside Attractions
July 28, 2016 | NPR · Roth’s mercurial 2008 coming-of-age novel gets a dutiful, sober-minded adaptation undercut by a miscast Logan Lerman in the film’s lead role.
 

Music

AFP/Getty Images
July 28, 2016 | NPR · “To be a composer, you have to be a fanatic,” said the open-minded artist, who journeyed through styles, countries and decades.
 

Courtesy of the artist
July 28, 2016 | WXPN · Hear music from a new, joyous compilation of Latin covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs.
 

Starz Digital
July 28, 2016 | FA · In 2013, the energetic lead singer for The Dap-Kings was forced to take a hiatus from the band after she was diagnosed with cancer. The documentary Miss Sharon Jones! follows her musical comeback.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab