Tavis talks with the iconic Joni Mitchell about her music career, from her coffee house days to playing some of the biggest venues in the world.
Tavis talks with Grammy-winning superstar Mary J. Blige about her new CD, "The London Sessions," featuring duets with a host of young British talent.
Tavis talks with Broadway favorite, Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth, about her new CD, "Coming Home," and her TV special.
Civil rights attorney Connie Rice assesses of the Ferguson grand jurys decision. Bret Stephens, columnist for “The Wall Street Journal”. discusses his new book, “America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder”.
Robert Freeman, professor of fine arts at the University of Texas at Austin, examines the skills aspiring classical musicians need to succeed in his book, “The Crisis of Classical Music in America: Lessons from a Life in the Education of Musicians”. Singer and songwriter Maysa shares her new holiday CD, “A Very Maysa Christmas”.
Brian Krebs, founder of the cyber security site KrebsonSecurity.com, unmasks the cybercriminals behind billions of spam emails in his new book, “Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cyber Crime – from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door”.
Consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch has “Five Things You Should Know About…Online Shopping”. Marcus Baram, managing editor of the “International Business Times” examines the life of musician and poet Gil Scot-Heron in a new biography/
And Colin A. Johnson, grandson of Maya Angelou, shares two new posthumous projects from the prolific author and poet. Listen Now
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