Tavis talks with Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile about the latest batch of WikiLeaks emails between her and the head of the Clinton campaign.
Tavis talks with journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Chris Hedges about the presidential election and its aftermath.
Sociologist Corey Fields, looks at the complex relationship between Black republicans and their political party of choice in his book, “Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans”. Cheryl Hyman, Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, discusses job prospects for new graduates. Comedian Phoebe Robinson talks about her new book, “You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain.” Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke reflects on the current political climate. Listen Now
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