Originally posted October 15 ,2008
Frank Stasio and Olympia Stone
Author Armistead Maupin has been in the public eye for more than three decades. Beginning in the mid-1970s, his "Tales of the City" series broke new cultural ground with its frank depiction of gay life in San Francisco and became an essential part of American pop culture. But although Maupin is most closely associated with the city of San Francisco, he actually grew up in Raleigh. In fact, he was once the protégé of the late Senator Jesse Helms, who was known for his anti-gay stances. Armistead Maupin joins host Frank Stasio to discuss how growing up in the South shaped him as a writer.
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