Author: Tony Robles

  • Home of Dr. Nina Simone

    Home of Dr. Nina Simone

    Tony Robles visits Tryon, NC, birthplace of Nina Simone, and reads a poem…

  • Good Morning Truck

    Tony Robles speaks to Stanley, owner of a new food truck ahead of The Acoustic Trail Trolley in Hendersonville, which raises money for the PTSD Fund.

  • Poet Christopher D. Sims

    Poet Christopher D. Sims

    The unedited interview by Tony Robles with Christopher D. Sims , from Rockford, IL, a poet, activist, and spoken work performer, in anticipation of a Juneteenth event in Hendersonville. The event was ultimately canceled, but Listen & Be Heard gained a new contributor.

  • Cool People

    Cool People

    Calvin is one of the cool one’s. He’s what I call an all-weather kind of guy. If you need him, he’s there regardless of the forecast—and you don’t have to call him. He seems to have a sort of internal barometer that can take the temperature of your mood and hence, the predicament you might…

  • Flo Mayberry the Book Doula

    Flo Mayberry the Book Doula

    Tony Robles speaks with Flo Mayberry, in Hendersonville, NC, about her life as a writing coach.

  • Flute Busking

    Tony Robles talks with Diana Flores, who plays flute on Main Street in Hendersonville. She describes the freedom that it affords her in her choices of music, including themes to her favorite video games. She also plays in a community band, The Blue Ridge Ringers, which is a handbell choir, and a flute choir called…

  • From Bamboo Comes Life:

    From Bamboo Comes Life:

    Edwin Lozada, Executive Director of Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA), who explains the Philippine creation story of the first man and woman. Malakas is the first man who was created, and Maganda, the first woman.

  • wildflowers by Beverly Parayno

    wildflowers by Beverly Parayno

    The uncut video interview by Tony Robles in Hendersonville, NC who speaks with Beverly Parayno in Cameron Park, CA, about her book of short stories: wildflowers.

  • Gun Talk

    And here, 3000 miles away in the warehouse where I work, they are talking guns

  • Reebee dedoo dada

    Reebee dedoo dada

    The uncut video interview by Tony Robles, who speaks with multi-media artist Filey Matias, author of Reebee dedoo dada, Redhawk Publications, a story of song and the freedom to be oneself! Reebee, dedoo, dada is a book about bullying and how it takes a village to beat one.

  • Appalachian Memoir

    Appalachian Memoir

    Tony Robles interviews Jennifer McGaha about her memoir Flat Broke with Two Goats.

  • Fiction Twined with Memory

    Fiction Twined with Memory

    Tony Robles speaks with Ann Davila Cardinal, author of several young adult books, from her home in Vermont about her latest book, this one for adults: The Storyteller’s Death.

  • Las Flores

    Las Flores

    In Hendersonville a community comes out early Sunday morning to honor the earth, the soil; a place to plant songs and poetry and a vision of sharing and depending on one another. Our sustenence is the dream that is shared, a dream that is not owned by one person but collectively conceived.

  • Student Art on Display

    Student Art on Display

    The Arts Council of Henderson County showcased student artists grades 3 through 12 in its yearly contest on April 14th. The art showcase and contest was held at the Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville, North Carolina

  • Healing Love is What it’s About

    Healing Love is What it’s About

    Tony Robles speaks with Robert Zachary of the Healing Love Institute who shares life experience and poetry too.