Talking with Authors
Alexis Clark: “Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse, and an Unlikely Romance”
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Alexis Clark: “Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse, and an Unlikely Romance”
Jul 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
HEC Media

This is the second episode of “Talking with Authors” where we’ll be talking to a variety of best selling authors spanning genres — authors like Judy Blume, Brad Meltzer, Janet Napalitano, and so many more.

Today, our author is journalist and writer, Alexis Clark. She sat down with us for a discussion in July of 2018 at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College in St. Louis, Missouri.

We interviewed Ms. Clark at a nursing school. Why? Because the extremely unlikely, non-fiction story that she researched and published, “Enemies in Love”, tells the tale of a World War II era, Black, American Army nurse and her relationship with a captured German POW in the United States while the hostilities were still going on. The story of how these two people that would never have met, if not for the extremes in the societies on both sides of that war, is what we’ll hear about from our guest, journalist and writer Alexis Clark on “Talking with Authors” from HEC Media and HEC Books. 

Our host is Paul Schankman.

You can see this interview as well at

HEC Media is a production company out of St. Louis, Missouri, and with the help of independent bookstore Left Bank Books and St. Louis County Library, we are able to sit down with these amazing writers and thought leaders to discuss their work, their inspiration, and what makes them special. You can watch all of these video interviews on

Host and Editor of the video version of this program - Paul Schankman
Supervising Producer - Julie Winkle
Photography - Pete Foggy and Ryan Fitzgerald
Graphics - Gregg Kopp
Family photos courtesy of Chris Albert
Production Support - Christina Chastain
HEC Media Executive Director - Dennis Riggs
The Talking with Authors Podcast Executive Producer - Christina Chastain
Podcast editors - Paul Langdon and Rod Milam
Podcast Host - Rod Milam

Special thanks to the Goldfarb School of Nursing, Maryville University, and St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 KWMU

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