Tavis talks with 10-time Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, actor and Harvard law school grad Rubén Blades.
Tavis talks with Bhaskar Sunkara, whose new magazine, Jacobin, is dedicated to shaking up the status quo.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) discusses criminal justice reform legislation he introduced with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY.). Eric Liu, a former speechwriter and domestic policy advisor to Bill Clinton, shares his new memoir, “A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream”. Career and HR expert Vicki Salemi has “Five Things You Should Know About… Job Interviews”.
Freda Payne shares her latest album, “Come Back To Me Love”. Billionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer ponders America’s income inequality crisis.
Alma J. Powell, chair of America’s Promise Alliance, discusses their new report on high school graduation rates, “Don’t Call Them Dropouts”. African-American NASCAR champion Darrell Wallace, Jr. discusses his experiences on and off the track. And guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd shares his latest CD, “Goin’ Home”. Listen Now
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
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