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    Alta Asks Live: Ishmael Reed

    - Ishmael Reed is a seminal American voice in literature, poetry, history, and issues around race, and culture. He contributes to Alta as a writer, poet, and member of the magazine’s Editorial Board. 
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Alta Asks Live: Josie Iselin

In her latest book, photographer Josie Iselin transforms everyday seaweed into stunning art. She joins Alta Asks Live and journalist Jessica Zack for a virtual tour of the curious world of seaweed — no snorkel necessary.

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Alta Asks Live: Gustavo Arellano

If it’s happening in Southern California, author, journalist and frequent Alta contributor Gustavo Arellano knows the details and has an opinion. He joins Alta Asks Live on Wednesday, August 12 at 12:30 p.m. PST. 

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Alta Asks Live: Mary Melton

Can a mom forge a deeper connection with her autistic son — and a divided country — on a 15-day journey along Route 66? Mary Melton, who did just that, joins Alta Asks Live on Wednesday, July 15 at 12:30 p.m. PST. 

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Alta Asks Live: Sara Borjas

Writer, poet, and educator Sara Borjas joins Alta Asks Live to discuss her debut poetry collection, how the current global movements around racism and oppression are represented in the arts and why that's important, and so much more.

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Alta Asks Live: Alex Espinoza

Author Alex Espinoza will join Alta Asks Live to discuss the connections and inspiration found at a 50-year-old California writers community, his historical look at the radical pastime of cruising, and so much more. 

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Alta Asks Live: David L. Ulin

Books Editor David L. Ulin joins Alta Asks Live to discuss the groundbreaking work of author Philip K. Dick, how the sci-fi genre is especially timely right now, and the challenges Alta writers faced while trying to report during a nationwide shelter-in-place.

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Alta Asks Live: Katie M. Flynn

The Companions author Katie M. Flynn joins Alta Asks Live and Heather Scott Partington on Wednesday, June 24 at 12:30 p.m. PST to talk about what inspired her to write her debut novel about a pandemic, and what comes next for her — and for the rest of us.

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Alta Asks Live: Tod Goldberg

Author, educator, and Literary Disco podcast host Tod Goldberg joins Alta Asks Live and Heather Scott Partington to answer your burning questions, on Wednesday, June 17 at 12:30 p.m. PST.

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Alta Asks Live: Rishi Reddi

Author Rishi Reddi joins Alta Asks Live and host Heather Scott Partington on Wednesday, June 10, at 12:30 p.m. PST to discuss Passage West, the complexities of the migrant experience in California and beyond, and much more. 

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