Best black issues forum podcasts we could find (Updated June 2018)
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Each week, Black Issues Forum presents a diverse panel of guests discussion topics on an unlimited number of topics including politics, social concerns, health, education, justice, entertainment, technology, public policy, media and who’s who. Through weekly discussions, viewers are provided information they can use to hopefully improve their lives and the world around them. The goals of BLACK ISSUES FORUM are to: a) provide a vehicle for a balanced exchange of views on topics of vital impor ...
 
Each week, Black Issues Forum presents a diverse panel of guests discussion topics on an unlimited number of topics including politics, social concerns, health, education, justice, entertainment, technology, public policy, media and who’s who. Through weekly discussions, viewers are provided information they can use to hopefully improve their lives and the world around them.The goals of BLACK ISSUES FORUM are to: a) provide a vehicle for a balanced exchange of views on topics of vital import ...
 
Each week, Black Issues Forum presents a diverse panel of guests discussion topics on an unlimited number of topics including politics, social concerns, health, education, justice, entertainment, technology, public policy, media and who’s who. Through weekly discussions, viewers are provided information they can use to hopefully improve their lives and the world around them.The goals of BLACK ISSUES FORUM are to: a) provide a vehicle for a balanced exchange of views on topics of vital import ...
 
Each week, Black Issues Forum presents a diverse panel of guests discussion topics on an unlimited number of topics including politics, social concerns, health, education, justice, entertainment, technology, public policy, media and who’s who. Through weekly discussions, viewers are provided information they can use to hopefully improve their lives and the world around them.The goals of BLACK ISSUES FORUM are to: a) provide a vehicle for a balanced exchange of views on topics of vital import ...
 
Each week, Black Issues Forum presents a diverse panel of guests discussion topics on an unlimited number of topics including politics, social concerns, health, education, justice, entertainment, technology, public policy, media and who’s who. Through weekly discussions, viewers are provided information they can use to hopefully improve their lives and the world around them. The goals of BLACK ISSUES FORUM are to: a) provide a vehicle for a balanced exchange of views on topics of vital impor ...
 
Each week, Black Issues Forum presents a diverse panel of guests discussion topics on an unlimited number of topics including politics, social concerns, health, education, justice, entertainment, technology, public policy, media and who’s who. Through weekly discussions, viewers are provided information they can use to hopefully improve their lives and the world around them.The goals of BLACK ISSUES FORUM are to: a) provide a vehicle for a balanced exchange of views on topics of vital import ...
 
Each week, Black Issues Forum presents a diverse panel of guests discussion topics on an unlimited number of topics including politics, social concerns, health, education, justice, entertainment, technology, public policy, media and who’s who. Through weekly discussions, viewers are provided information they can use to hopefully improve their lives and the world around them. The goals of BLACK ISSUES FORUM are to: a) provide a vehicle for a balanced exchange of views on topics of vital impor ...
 
UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service, and politics t ...
 
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Deborah and BIF intern Paris Alston head into the field to learn more about the fun outdoor and exercise activities that many black North Carolinians love to do! We'll take you horseback riding, swimming, hiking, and Deborah even goes for a run as we check out how North Carolina groups are keeping people happy and healthy.…
 
Despite progress in the medical and social stigma realms, black North Carolinians are still suffering at staggering rates from HIV and AIDS. Bridgett Luckey and Drs. Allison Mathews and Adaora Adimora discuss how to continue and increase the fight against this terrible medical phenomenon. BIF intern Ayana Sadler also takes us to a 2BeatHIV even ...…
 
Author & professor Margaret Bauer's latest book looks at the impact of one of literature's strongest female characters – Scarlett O'Hara. Dr. Bauer looks at both the literary & the cinematic portrayals of the Southern belle & from those profiles she goes on to look at how the iconic character compares to similar heroines of literature.…
 
Deborah and BIF intern Paris Alston head into the field to learn more about the fun outdoor and exercise activities that many black North Carolinians love to do! We'll take you horseback riding, swimming, hiking, and Deborah even goes for a run as we check out how North Carolina groups are keeping people happy and healthy.…
 
Despite progress in the medical and social stigma realms, black North Carolinians are still suffering at staggering rates from HIV and AIDS. Bridgett Luckey and Drs. Allison Mathews and Adaora Adimora discuss how to continue and increase the fight against this terrible medical phenomenon. BIF intern Ayana Sadler also takes us to a 2BeatHIV even ...…
 
Author & professor Robert Morgan's latest book is set during the Civil War. “Chasing The North Star” tells the story of a runaway slave, his struggle for freedom, & free-spirited slave girl who sets out to follow him in search of her own freedom. The spellbinding story of two teenage runaways in a terrifying time & place draws the reader in as ...…
 
The concept of race is a complex matter, and often it is difficult to have a real conversation about race and ethnicity without tensions rising and offenses being launched. Deborah has a dialogue about the definition of race and more with Dr. Candis Watts Smith of UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University, and Samone Oates-Bullo ...…
 
The concept of race is a complex matter, and often it is difficult to have a real conversation about race and ethnicity without tensions rising and offenses being launched. Deborah has a dialogue about the definition of race and more with Dr. Candis Watts Smith of UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University, and Samone Oates-Bullo ...…
 
College sports are a beloved and time-honored tradition - but what does it mean when the athletes who provide the excitement of competition don't get the education that they were promised or proper compensation? Dwayne Ballen of CBS Sports, CL Brown of ESPN.com, and Dr. Deborah Stroman of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School flesh out the proble ...…
 
College sports are a beloved and time-honored tradition - but what does it mean when the athletes who provide the excitement of competition don't get the education that they were promised or proper compensation? Dwayne Ballen of CBS Sports, CL Brown of ESPN.com, and Dr. Deborah Stroman of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School flesh out the proble ...…
 
After strong protest three North Carolina HBCU's were dropped from a bill that many clained threatened the schools viability. Can the alumni of these schools now breathe a sigh of relief? Andrea Harris of the North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Developmen and Ty Couey founder and President of the National HBCU Alumni Association and ...…
 
After strong protest three North Carolina HBCU's were dropped from a bill that many clained threatened the schools viability. Can the alumni of these schools now breathe a sigh of relief? Andrea Harris of the North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Developmen and Ty Couey founder and President of the National HBCU Alumni Association and ...…
 
November 10, 1898 was an important and tragic day in Wilmington's and North Carolina's history, yet very few people know about what took place on that fall day all those years ago. Filmmaker Christopher Everett explores this crucial historical moment in his new documentary, Wilmington on Fire, and Deborah sits down with him to learn more about ...…
 
November 10, 1898 was an important and tragic day in Wilmington's and North Carolina's history, yet very few people know about what took place on that fall day all those years ago. Filmmaker Christopher Everett explores this crucial historical moment in his new documentary, Wilmington on Fire, and Deborah sits down with him to learn more about ...…
 
This is an important election year for North Carolinians, yet there are so many barriers that voters of color are facing when it comes to their basic right to express their voices. Deborah chats with Kerra Bolton, David Joyner, and John White - three NC political experts and strategists who have ideas about how voters of color can protect their ...…
 
This is an important election year for North Carolinians, yet there are so many barriers that voters of color are facing when it comes to their basic right to express their voices. Deborah chats with Kerra Bolton, David Joyner, and John White - three NC political experts and strategists who have ideas about how voters of color can protect their ...…
 
Author & retired General Daniel Bolger served in both Iraq & Afghanistan, where he commanded troops & participated in meetings with both top-level military & civilian players. General Bolger uses his unique perspective to assess these wars, from 9/11 to the final withdraw from the region, & what we have learned from the experiences.…
 
Journalist & author Pam Saulsby's new book gently introduces young readers to the process military families experience on the return of a loved one from deployment. Through her feisty but fun main character, Ms. Saulsby helps families understand the situation returning servicemen & women may be in, & how their families – both adults & children ...…
 
Author Randy Johnson has written at length about the iconic Grandfather Mountain. In this definitive book, Mr. Johnson takes readers on a tour of the landmark mountain's history from its geological beginnings to its eventual establishment as a state park. Through photos & stories, Mr. Johnson shows how Grandfather has changed & been changed by ...…
 
The Asheville restaurant 12 Bones Smokehouse is a local institution whose creative barbecue is so popular that even President Obama eats there when he's in the area. Head Chef Shane Heavner shares the story of Mr. Obama's first visit to the restaurant, while he was still on the campaign trail, & talks about the experience of cooking for a presi ...…
 
This week, Deborah heads to Rocky Mount to learn about the predominantly female African-American medical team at the Opportunities Industrialization Center - the OIC - a multi-purpose resource center that focuses on health. These doctors, nurses, and dentists are working to both improve health disparities in Eastern NC and to educate their pati ...…
 
This week, Deborah heads to Rocky Mount to learn about the predominantly female African-American medical team at the Opportunities Industrialization Center - the OIC - a multi-purpose resource center that focuses on health. These doctors, nurses, and dentists are working to both improve health disparities in Eastern NC and to educate their pati ...…
 
Author Patricia Bell-Scott's latest book tells the story of the brilliant writer-turned-activist, Pauli Murray, & her long friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt – a friendship that changed both of their lives. Ms. Bell-Scott draws on letters, journals, diaries, & other sources to present this close-up portrait of a friendship that helped alter the ...…
 
This week, Deborah heads to Rocky Mount to learn about the predominantly female African-American medical team at the Opportunities Industrialization Center - the OIC - a multi-purpose resource center that focuses on health. These doctors, nurses, and dentists are working to both improve health disparities in Eastern NC and to educate their pati ...…
 
This week, Deborah heads to Rocky Mount to learn about the predominantly female African-American medical team at the Opportunities Industrialization Center - the OIC - a multi-purpose resource center that focuses on health. These doctors, nurses, and dentists are working to both improve health disparities in Eastern NC and to educate their pati ...…
 
A look back at the gowns of black dressmaker Willie Otey Kay who created a small but self-sustaining family enterprise designing one-of-a-kind gowns for Raleigh’s elite, then a visit with entrepreneur James Murchison of Raleigh and a fashion design and merchandising student Wes Rowe who will show off their designs and talk about their efforts t ...…
 
A look back at the gowns of black dressmaker Willie Otey Kay who created a small but self-sustaining family enterprise designing one-of-a-kind gowns for Raleigh’s elite, then a visit with entrepreneur James Murchison of Raleigh and a fashion design and merchandising student Wes Rowe who will show off their designs and talk about their efforts t ...…
 
The concept of "home" can mean so many different things, and artists in particular choose to express their feelings towards their homes in various ways. Deborah sits down with filmmakers and artists Hope Azeda, Naimah Fuller, and Destini Riley to figure out just how these creative women show their audiences the role that their homes play in the ...…
 
The concept of "home" can mean so many different things, and artists in particular choose to express their feelings towards their homes in various ways. Deborah sits down with filmmakers and artists Hope Azeda, Naimah Fuller, and Destini Riley to figure out just how these creative women show their audiences the role that their homes play in the ...…
 
Author John Hart's latest book is a thriller about a town on the edge. Weaving together the stories of a young boy, a troubled detective, a good cop, & an abandoned church deep in the woods, Redemption Road is a gripping thriller that keeps readers on edge from the very beginning.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
Author John Hart's latest book is a thriller about a town on the edge. Weaving together the stories of a young boy, a troubled detective, a good cop, & an abandoned church deep in the woods, Redemption Road is a gripping thriller that keeps readers on edge from the very beginning.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
Author John Hood presents the biography of former governor Jim Martin & shows how he helped shape public life in NC. Through interviews with top politicians & Governor Martin himself, Mr. Hood shares how the governor was a catalyst for fundamental change in North Carolina.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
Author John Hart's latest book is a thriller about a town on the edge. Weaving together the stories of a young boy, a troubled detective, a good cop, & an abandoned church deep in the woods, Redemption Road is a gripping thriller that keeps readers on edge from the very beginning.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
Bland Simpson's poetic & lyrical writing shares the stories of Eastern NC rivers & waterways & how they shape the region's geography & culture. The tales are complemented by the stunning photographs by Ann Cary Simpson. Little Rivers & Waterway Tales draws on the Simpsons' deep family ties & coastal travels as it documents eastern North Carolin ...…
 
Inspired by the casting of Latina actress Zoe Saldana to play Nina Simone, the performer and activist known for her pride in her dark skin, Deborah chats with professor Dr. Yaba Blay, filmmaker Eric Barstow, and undergraduate student Ayana Thompson to delve into why so many people still knowingly and unknowingly participate in colorism - the as ...…
 
Inspired by the casting of Latina actress Zoe Saldana to play Nina Simone, the performer and activist known for her pride in her dark skin, Deborah chats with professor Dr. Yaba Blay, filmmaker Eric Barstow, and undergraduate student Ayana Thompson to delve into why so many people still knowingly and unknowingly participate in colorism - the as ...…
 
We have a special treat for you this week! We are all about the Art of Cool Festival in Durham for this program, and Deborah sits down with co-founders Cicely Mitchell and Al Strong to learn what makes this gathering so popular. Plus, Al Strong and his bandmates gear up for not one but two amazing song performances, recorded at UNC-TV's studio. ...…
 
We have a special treat for you this week! We are all about the Art of Cool Festival in Durham for this program, and Deborah sits down with co-founders Cicely Mitchell and Al Strong to learn what makes this gathering so popular. Plus, Al Strong and his bandmates gear up for not one but two amazing song performances, recorded at UNC-TV's studio. ...…
 
Barbecue devotee John Shelton Reed's latest book picks up where his last one left off – sort of! Having done a comprehensive history of our state's "barbeculture" in Holy Smoke, Mr. Reed now takes us into the kitchen & shares a smorgasboard of recipes for Carolina 'cue & several of its famous side dishes & desserts.…
 
Author Scott Ellsworth's newest book focuses on our state's favorite sport, basketball, & a long-buried moment in US sporting history. The Secret Game tells the story of Coach John McLendon at the NC College for Negroes, who led his team to become the highest-scoring college team in the US, the all-white military team at Duke medical school, & ...…
 
For the first time on public television, Independent Lens presents The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, a dynamic film about the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party that has garnered reviews as divided as the organization itself. Find out why as host Deborah Holt Noel sits down with the film’s award-winning producer Laurens Gran ...…
 
For the first time on public television, Independent Lens presents The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, a dynamic film about the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party that has garnered reviews as divided as the organization itself. Find out why as host Deborah Holt Noel sits down with the film’s award-winning producer Laurens Gran ...…
 
Deborah sits down with Mickey Fearn, Professor of Practice in the School of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University; Marilynn Marsh-Robinson, Partnership and Alliances Manager with the Environmental Defense Fund; and Thomas Easley, a Professor at NCSU, all experts in environmental justice and the importance of going outside and enj ...…
 
Deborah sits down with Mickey Fearn, Professor of Practice in the School of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University; Marilynn Marsh-Robinson, Partnership and Alliances Manager with the Environmental Defense Fund; and Thomas Easley, a Professor at NCSU, all experts in environmental justice and the importance of going outside and enj ...…
 
Author Bridgette Lacy talks about the traditional “Sunday Dinner” - how it is very like many families' large holiday dinner traditions, & what recipes she would apply to such a meal.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
Author Lee Smith's latest book is a collection of short works that combine to tell the story of her own history growing up in Virginia where her father ran a dime store. It was in that little shop, listening to the customers & inventing histories for the dolls on sale in the store, that Ms. Smith began to learn the craft of storytelling.…
 
Margaret Maron's latest book is the last to feature her popular character, Judge Deborah Knott. Long Upon The Land sees the judge dealing with a murder on her father's property (which is being investigated by her husband in his role as Sheriff's Deputy) & the mystery of a cigarette lighter that once belonged to her mother. DG Martin talked with ...…
 
Dr. Damon Tweedy writes about his own experiences with racism & segregation within the medical field; & how his own health also shaped his training & work in medicine. Black Man in a White Coat looks at the complex social, cultural, & economic factors at the root of most health problems within the black community, & also explores the challenges ...…
 
Raleigh Author Sarah Shaber was the local guest of honor at Bouchercon 2015, the 46th annual mystery writers convention, held recently in NC. DG Martin sat down with her there to talk about latest book in her Louise Pearlie WWII Mysteries series, Louise's Chance.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
Author, professor, & historian Dr. William Leuchtenburg's latest book is the only comprehensive history of the United States presidency in the twentieth century from Theodore Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. Dr. Leuchtenburg chronicles each president's unique contributions to running the executive office.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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