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The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange of views, information and insight. The weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations. Tavis engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture. An insightful exploration of the issues that matter from fresh, diverse points of view is the show's hallmark.
 
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Tavis Talks
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"Tavis Talks" represents the return to daily radio for award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley. With his trademark high-energy, conversational, probing style, "Tavis Talks" is a news and opinion program that engages high-profile guests to enlighten and empower online listeners.
 
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Smiley & West
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This weekly program from PRI hosted by Cornel West & Tavis Smiley features thought-provoking, intelligent and stimulating conversations. Listen, engage and discuss on www.smileyandwest.com or follow them on Twitter at @tavissmiley and @cornelwest
 
Freedom through Speech Radio (F.T.S.R) is a bi-weekly program dedicated to allowing anyone and everyone to have a voice through contributing to the discussion surrounding various timely and pertinent issues. Hosted by noted blogger and provocateur extraordinaire RiPPa of the blog The Intersection of Madness & Reality, community activist and academic Professor Max Reddick of the blog soulbrother v.2, and New York based attorney The Janitor of the blog The Urban Politico, you can always expect ...
 
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Dads Pad Radio
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With over 24 years of community development experience, Braswell is the executive director of Fathers Incorporated, a company he formed in 2004. Since its inception, the agency's main focus has been on the development of support services for fathers through the capacity building of not-for-profit organizations and education of the broader public, to include policy makers, government, business, faith-based and philanthropists. In 2011, Braswell changed the agency's mission to become the numbe ...
 
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Fatherhood is driving a hugely diverse conversation. Heather Mac Donald Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, pol ...…
 
Panel discussion: The Black Arts Movement -- poet Sonia Sanchez, UMass Afro-American studies Profs. John H. Bracey, Jr. and James Smethurst; Robert Ferguson, CEO, Diet Free Life; vocalist Cassandra Wilson (CD, "Coming Forth By Day: A Tribute To Billie Holiday"By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Rev. Jesse Jackson; Dr. Deepak Chopra (book, "The 13th Disciple"); Gregory Pardlo, winner of 2015 Pulitzer Prize for poetry (book, "Digest); Kristin Davis (documentary, "Gardeners of Eden")By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
New York Times columnist David Brooks (book, "The Road to Character"); Tribute to B.B. King, Part TwoBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont); attorney Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr. (book,"Democracy in the Dark"); Tribute to B.B. KingBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Friday, May 8th, 7pm Lisa (Lisa Lee) Counts Queen of Hip Hop Member of Zulu Nation, Soul Sonic Force & US Girls "History of Girls in Hip-Hop" Lisa Lee Counts, better known as Zulu Queen Lisa Lee is a founding member of the Zulu Nation. In addition to being a founding member of the SoulSonic Force and Cosmic Force, Zulu Queen Lisa Lee was also f ...…
 
Dana Perino, former White House press sec'y (memoir, "And the Good News Is ..."); Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) and Adam Jackson (CEO, Leaders of a Beautful Struggle) re Baltimore; Greg Iles (author, "The Bone Tree"); Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon (authors, "Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace"…
 
Thursday, May 7th, 7pm Dr. Jawanza Kunjunfu "Raising Black Girls" Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is an educational consultant with African American Images. He is constantly on the lecture circuit with over 30 different workshops, addressing students, parents, teachers, churches and community residents. He is he author of more than 37 books, to include “Co ...…
 
Wednesday, May 6th, 7pm Cassandra Mack CEO of Strategies for Empowered Living "Girl Power: What Makes a Black Girl Rock?" Cassandra Mack, MSW is the founder and President of Strategies for Empowered Living Inc. a New York based personal development company that offers educational workshops, coaching programs, consultation services and products ...…
 
Economist Joseph Stiglitz (book, "The Great Divide); ROC-United director Saru Jayaraman (Fight for $15 campaign); actor/author Eric Bogosian (book, "Operation Nemesis")By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Journalist Ann Louise Bardach, filmmaker Catherine Murphy (Cuba discussions); NASA JPL senior water scientist Jay Famiglietti (Calif. drought); actor Isaiah Washington ("Blackbird")By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
April 20th, 2015; 7pm Princess Best Founder, Princess Best Speaks & R.O.Y.A.L. Voices Topic: Intergenerational Conversations about Girls Princess Best is a multi-faceted artist who has dedicated her many talents to advocating for the enhancement leadership, health and communication of young girls and women, She is the founder of Princess Best S ...…
 
Noam Chomsky; AFT president Randi Weingarten; filmmaker Robert Kenner ("Merchants of Doubt")By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Toni Blackman CEO & Founder at Rhyme like a Girl and artist/writer/educator Topic: "Hip Hop and Today's Girls" Toni is an international champion of hip-hop culture. An award-winning artist, her steadfast work and commitment to hip-hop led the U.S. Department of State to select her to work as the first ever hip-hop artist to work as an American ...…
 
Erin Brockovich; UCLA Prof. Darnell Hunt (2015 Hollywood Diversity Report); Civil War panel discussion (Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, UT-Austin; Dr. Eric Walther, Univ. of Houston; Dr. Allyson Hobbs, Stanford)By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
April 6th, 7pm Rachel Vassel; Author "Daughters of Men: The Importance of Fatherhood and Girls" Rachel Vassel is the author of the award-winning book "Daughters of Men: Portraits of African American Women and their Fathers," a moving collection of beautiful photographs and inspirational essays about the role fathers play in the lives of success ...…
 
USC Prof. Robert English (Ukraine update); author T. Geronimo Johnson ("Welcome to Braggsville"); rapper J. Cole ("2014 Forest Hills Drive")By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Monday, March 30th, 7pm Meshelle "Indie Mom of Comedy” Comedienne/Award Winning Playwright/Author/ "When Love Hurts: Making Your Pain Your Foot Stool" Often times we find ourselves in situations where love hurts. It paralyzes us into believing that a better life can't be obtained. Our girls love and they love hard. Understanding how to overcome ...…
 
Detroit special: Mayor Mike Duggan; journalists Stephen Henderson and Curt Guyette; bankruptcy judge Steven W. Rhodes; DIA museum executives Graham W.J. Beal and Swarupa Anila; Wayne State President Dr. M. Roy Wilson; panel, the state of Detroit's schoolsBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Special Guest: Nisa Muhammad Co-founder of Black Marriage Day and CEO of Wedded Bliss Foundation Is A Knight in Shining Amour and a fairy tale wedding still a realistic goal for our daughters? This show will address love, dating and marriage for our girls. Nisa's organization helps teens, singles and couples develop healthy relationships and he ...…
 
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio; opera soprano Pretty Yende; Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, pres., UCLA Center for Policing Equity; Anne Heche ("Dig")By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Dr. Jeff Gardere is America’s Psychologist Dr. Jeff is one of the most widely sought-after experts in the field of mental health. In addition to having a private practice in Manhattan, he has garnered a reputation as being a top motivational and keynote speaker, empowerment and media coach. He was also an instrumental voice in Fathers Incorpora ...…
 
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) -- exclusive conversationBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Dr. Janet Taylor is a community Pyschiatrist in New York City, the Bronx and Queens. She is a frequently invited speaker on the subjects of Minority Health, Stress Management, Parenting and Work-Life Balance
 
Attorney Stuart H. Smith ("Crude Justice"); actor Jeff Bridges and Save Our Strength CEO Bill Shore (fighting childhood hunger); comedian Mike EppsBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Ai-jen Poo ("The Age of Dignity"); Norman LearBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); Geraldo Rivera; Eddie RedmayneBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Marian Wright Edelman, pres., Children's Defense Fund; William Frey, demographer; singer John OatesBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Black History Month Special: "Memories of the Movement" Part TwoBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Joyce Carol Oates, Kevin CostnerBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Black History Month Special: "Memories of the Movement" Part OneBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Jeffrey Sachs; Paulette Brown; Benedict CumberbatchBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Panel: Is Free Speech Really Free? Larry Flynt, Maz Jobrani, Peter Eliasberg (Pt. 1); Roseanne Barr, Hussam Ayloush, Sonali Kolhatkar (Pt. 2)By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Ava DuVernay, Sir Patrick StewartBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Jessica Neuwirth ("Equal Means Equal"); Jill Leovy ("Ghettoside"); Ziggy Marley (Bob Marley 70th birthday)By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Poverty in America Roundtable Discussion -- guests: Jessica Bartholow, Greg Kaufmann, Renée Wilson-SimmonsBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Pennie Murray is an accomplished corporate executive trainer and speaker, with a list of pretty impressive achievements. She fulfilled a childhood dream by serving as a law enforcement officer, owned a successful retail business, was a radio talk show host on a major radio station. If you’re tired of being in the shadow of guilt and shame; if y ...…
 
Jorge Ramos, Michael Connelly & Titus Welliver, Nnenna Freelon, Damien ChazelleBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Jorge Ramos, Michael Connelly & Titus Welliver, Nnenna Freelon, Damien ChazelleBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Roosevelt Mitchell III, M.Ed. was born and raised with a disability exactly like Kayden. He is also the author of "Diary of a Disability Scholar." Today Roosevelt is a Doctoral Candidate, Public Speaker, Disability Advocate,Elementary Special Education Teacher for the St. Louis Public School District and President of the RMIII Foundation, a fou ...…
 
Follow up information to the National Save our Sons Night on February 6th.
 
Pierre Labossiere (Haiti earthquake update); Laura Poitras, filmmaker ("Citizenfour"); Marion Cotillard, actress ("Two Days, One Night")By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Exclusive conversation with Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.)By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Ronald B. Mincy, PhD, is the Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Director of the Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being (CRFCFW). Failing Our Fathers summarizes the most recent quantitative and qualitative research, and undertakes new ...…
 
John Hope Bryant, Sister Simone Campbell, Irvin Schorsch III, Anthony McGill, Panel Discussion: Decline of Black-Owned Ad Agencies; Nathan EastBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Nick Hanauer, Alma J. Powell, Clifton Taulbert, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lisa Hamilton, Dr. Louis Sullivan, Dan Tynan, Philip BaileyBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
With the recent events around the country involving black boys and men, we thought it was time to show a different kind of protest. One that reveals the engaging and active relationships between Fathers and Sons in all of our communities. Friday, February 6th will be NATIONAL SAVE OUR SONS NIGHT. On this evening we encourage Fathers to find way ...…
 
Special: The Best of The Tavis Smiley Show from PRI, 2014By amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
2014 Year in Review with guests Michael Fauntroy (Howard U.), Deroy Murdock (Fox News/National Review Online), Connie Rice (Advancement Project); George JohnsonBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
Poverty in America Roundtable Discussion -- guests: Jessica Bartholow, Greg Kaufmann, Renée Wilson-SimmonsBy amarcano@tavistalks.com.
 
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