Hi Everyone! This is Brian checking in to let you know that starting at 10 on Friday morning, I will be airing pieces from a conversation I had with Mavis Staples earlier this week. This will be unedited (because everything she said is worth hearing) so you will really feel like you are right there on the phone with her. She's got stories to tell from her time with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., childhood memories from family cookouts where Curtis Mayfield, Mahalia Jackson and even Ray Charles ate, the almost hard to believe story of how she turned down a marriage proposal from Bob Dylan ... TWICE, and she even sings a little for us. Mavis has seen so much in her 80 years and what I can't stop thinking about is how much joy she still carries with her. When you hear her laugh (which she does often) you can't help but smile. I hope you'll join me on Friday.