Tavis talks with one of the world’s most honored conductors and composers, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and with jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter—who demonstrates why he won a Grammy this year for best improvised jazz solo.
Garance Franke-Ruta, the Washington editor for Yahoo! News, discusses President Obama's new initiative aimed at helping young men of color. New York University economics professor William Easterly discusses his new book, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor.
Sportswriter Woody Woodburn shares the wisdom that legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden shared with him in a new book, Wooden & Me.Nick Moss and Michael Ledbetter of the Nick Moss Band share their latest album, "Time Ain't Free."
Charles Kupchan, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, examines the issues confronting Ukraine. Peniel E. Joseph, a history professor at Tufts University, offers a revealing portrait of the controversial and charismatic activist Stokely Carmichael in his new biography, Stokely: A Life.
Phil Reed, the senior consumer advice editor at Edmunds.com, offers five tips on buying a car. And Thomas Brothers, a music professor at Duke University, describes Louis Armstrong's work and influence in a new book, Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism.Listen Now
Thought of the Week
“You either create or disintegrate.”
Tavis Smiley has come a long wayfrom his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
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Daily Radio Show, ‘Tavis Talks,’ Launches June 25
Inaugural season guests include: Oscar®-winning actress Helen Hunt, Larry King, Hugh Laurie, Maya ...