WBEZ | Incognito http://www.wbez.org/tags/incognito Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Part 2: Michael Sidney Fosberg on living 'Incognito' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-22/part-2-michael-sidney-fosberg-living-incognito-82695 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Fosberg.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Michael Sidney Fosberg grew up in a white working-class family in Waukegan. But about 20 years ago he learned that his biological father is black. Monday,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-21/michael-sidney-fosberg-looks-back-life-incognito-82637"><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> featured a conversation with&nbsp;Fosberg</a> about the discovery of and subsequent reunion with his father. Tuesday, the conversation continued. Fosberg has recounted this entire experience in his new memoir &ndash; <em>Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery</em>. In the second part of his interview with WBEZ&rsquo;s Steve Edwards Fosberg revealed that his white mother and black father attempted to raise a family in the 1950s.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><em>Music Button: The Stanley Clark Trio, &quot;Take The Coltrane&quot;, from the CD Jazz In The Garden, (Heads Up)</em></p></p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:24:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-22/part-2-michael-sidney-fosberg-living-incognito-82695 Michael Sidney Fosberg looks back at a life 'Incognito' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-21/michael-sidney-fosberg-looks-back-life-incognito-82637 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Fosberg Incognito.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.incognitotheplay.com" target="_blank">Michael Sidney Fosberg</a> grew up in a white working-class family in Waukegan but at the age of 34 he learned he is black. Fosberg&rsquo;s search for his biological father led to decades of self reflection, confrontation and reconciliation. That nearly 20-year journey resulted in a one-man show and most recently, a memoir called <em>Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery</em>.<br /><br />Fosberg will celebrate that release and participate in a conversation about race Monday at Chicago&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.victorygardens.org/" target="_blank">Victory Gardens Theater</a>.</p><p>WBEZ&rsquo;s Steve Edwards recently caught up with Fosberg to learn about the book and his journey. Fosberg started by describing how a name and his desire to learn more about his history made him pick up the phone.</p><p>Tune in Tuesday to hear how Fosberg&rsquo;s relationship with his father took a complicated turn after they reunited.</p></p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 15:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-21/michael-sidney-fosberg-looks-back-life-incognito-82637