Tavis talks with visionary television producer Norman Lear, a broadcast legend who influenced American culture.
Tavis talks prolific writer and biographer David Ritz about his connection with the African American musical culture.
Tavis talks with one of the most influential attorneys in the U.S., civil rights activist Connie Rice.
Political analyst Ken Rudin looks at some of the pivotal Senate contests in the mid-term elections. Jocelyn Kiley of the Pew Research Center shares poll results on key issues, and Lawrence Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law looks at the influence of on “dark money” on the elections.
Stanford University professor Allyson Hobbs looks at the history of fair-skinned African Americans who claimed to be white in a new book , “A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life”.
Retired Secret Service agent Dan Emmett explains the issues behind the recent security lapses at the White house. Christine Eibner, senior economist at the RAND Corporation, assesses the status of the Affordable Care Act healthcare exchanges on its one-year anniversary.
Christina LaMontagne, health finance expert for NerdWallet.com, offers tips on negotiating lower medical bills. Jennifer Rodriguez, executive director of San Francisco’s Youth Law Center, explains a new program aimed at helping incarcerated teen fathers become better parents.
And novelist Walter Mosley shares his latest Easy Rawlins mystery, “Rose Gold”. Listen Now
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
April 4, 1967, Riverside Church in New York City, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his Beyond Vietnam speech to an audience of 3,000. Were you in the audience?
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