Tavis talks with actress Kristen Stewart about her work in a series of interesting indie films, including Camp X-Ray.
Tavis talks with Grammy winner Annie Lennox in the first of a rich two-part conversation on her five decades in the music business.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) discusses his recent trip to Ferguson, Mo. Columnist Nicholas Kristof of “The New York Times” discusses his recent series of columns titled, “When Whites Just Don’t Get It.”
“Miami Herald” columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. shares findings from his trip to Appalachia in an article, “White Poverty Exists, Ignored”. Actor and comedian Harry Shearer discusses his new web series, “Nixon’s the One”.
Father James Martin, offers his assessment of the Vatican synod on family. Journalist Naomi Klein argues that capitalism is pushing us toward a climate catastrophe in her new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”. Veronica Hauad of the University of Chicago tells us about the school’s new initiative to reach out to low-income students.
Craig Collins, executive director of the Center for Gun Analytics, looks at America’s love affair with weapons in a new book. And in this week’s installment of “Five Things You Should Know About…”, Carson Tate, founder of Working Simply, a management consulting firm, shares tips on increasing your productivity. Listen Now
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Through our mission to enlighten, encourage, and empower, the Tavis Smiley Foundation, founded in 1999, works to develop and mentor future leaders by providing leadership training that will promote and enhance a greater quality of life for them, their communities and the world. The Foundation seeks to examine barriers and identify solutions to alleviate poverty in the United States across all sectors including youth, underserved communities and families. It is recognized as a nonprofit public charity under section 501©3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Over the years, the foundation has mentored and trained over 6,000 youths at leadership training workshops and conferences. It is very active in the community and continuously gives back by participating in educational events. With the help of Microsoft, the foundation created the technology lab at Compton High School.