Tavis talks with soul and R&B artist, Maxwell about his recent CD, "blackSUMMERS'night" and current tour.
Tavis talks with global music icon Carlos Santana about his recent album Santana IV and the reunion with his original band for their first project in 45 years.
Tavis talks with actor Liev Schreiber about his role on the most recent season of Showtime's Ray Donovan.
(REBROADCAST) Rana Foroohar, economic columnist forTime magazine and author of the book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, asks if and why the same financial practices that brought global economies to the brink during ‘The Great Recession’ of 2008 are being used today. Former White House Press Secretary for President Bill ClintonDee Dee Myers shares her insights on the political campaigns and trends. R&B singer Maxwell talks about his latest album “blackSUMMERS’night.” Listen Now
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