Loraine Ballard Morrill is the award-winning Director of News and Community Affairs for Clear Channel Radio in Philadelphia. She's the host of Insight which airs on WDAS FM Sundays from 6:00-7:00 AM and on Power 99 FM from 7:00-7:30 AM.
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I don't exactly remember the first time I met Solomon Jones but I was impressed with this stylishly dressed, thoughtful and eloquent man. Seeing him you would never suspect he once dwelled at the bottom - drug addicted and homeless. But his - is a story of ultimate redemption. Solomon started his writing career for the Philadelphia Tribune while living at the Ridge Avenue Shelter. He went on to publish in Essence, Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer and more. Solomon has written eight bestselling novels, worked for Congressman Chaka Fattah, started a youth writers program "Word on the Street, " writes a column for the Philadelphia Daily News. He's also a wonderful husband and dad. Like I said - the hardest working man - period. I interviewed Solomon about his latest project as a contributor to a new locally based multimedia news site called axisphilly.org. So often we read about or hear about a shooting victim. Just another murder - let’s keep it moving. But for every person killed there's a story about how that death impacted friends, family and community. I interviewed Solomon about this and more. You can hear the interview this Sunday on Insight airing on WDAS 6-7 AM and Power 99 FM 7-7:30 am. I'll post the complete interview on Monday. You can also check out my Interview about the Knight Foundations Black Male Engagement Project, a great female leadership program for girls sponsored by United Way and on WDAS only - an interview with singer Terrance T who wrote a book about dealing with arrest and incarceration. If you want to see Solomon's excellence video on axisphilly.org click here.