Tavis shares a special memory of Nelson Mandela. Middle East analyst Anthony Cordesman looks at deals with Iran and Afghanistan. Global health expert Laurie Garrett discusses the perils of synthetic biology. MIT Prof. Craig Steven Wilder explores links between Ivy League schools and slavery. And, Jimmy Carter of the Blind Boys of Alabama shares a new CD. More
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).