Core Conversations

In the 1st half-hour, Leslie Scott interviews Olivia Hill, a published short-story author, playwright, artist, and chef. Four of Olivia’s plays have been produced and performed in over five states, including New York and Washington, DC. Olivia has been the recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry Award for the play, “Mother Spense” and a runner-up for the play, “The Price of Bail” at the Kennedy Center Regional Festival. As a visual artist, Olivia has specialized in printmaking and watercolor and has exhibited in multiple galleries. Her memoir “Travel North Black Girl” was published in in 2022 and is the story of her journey growing up in Kansas City, MO in an abusive environment, getting married at a young age and traveling to an indigenous village in Alaska.

Zee Underscore, a local singer/songwriter and electrical engineer, is interviewed in the 2nd half-hour. Zee divulges her interesting journey of becoming who she is today.

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