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||Singer/Songwriter JD Souther||The accomplished singer and songwriter reveals the creative inspiration behind his latest album, Tenderness.||7/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Conductor/Author Rufus Jones, Jr.||The conductor and scholar shines a light on the compelling story of another great American conductor in his new book, Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad (African American Cultural Theory and Heritage).||7/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmmaker Robert Greenwald||The prolific filmmaker discusses his two thought-provoking short films, Racism Is Real and White Riots.||7/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor/Comedian Chris Tucker||The actor-comedian discusses his first ever comedy special, Chris Tucker Live, currently available for streaming on Netflix.||7/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actress Laura Linney||The Oscar-nominated actress talks about her stellar career and her latest film, Mr. Holmes.||7/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Vectra Networks Chief Tech. Officer Oliver Tavakoli||The Chief Technology Officer at the cybersecurity company Vectra shares how the public can keep their information safe in today's web-driven world.||7/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Amb. Johnnie Carson||The former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs discusses President Obama's upcoming visit to East Africa.||7/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Journalist/Author Andrew Cohen||The esteemed journalist and bestselling author discusses his latest text, Two Days in June; John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours That Made History.||7/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmmaker Liz Garbus||The prolific film director discusses her new biographical documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, which is available for streaming on Netflix.||7/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Entrepreneur/Author Jessica Jackley||The co-founder of the massively successful microlending site Kiva discusses the potential impact that crowdfunding can have on the world, and also shares on her new book, CLAY WATER BRICK.||7/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Saxophonist Boney James||The multiplatinum selling jazz saxophonist talks about and plays a song from his new album, Futuresoul.||7/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Singer/Songwriter Charlie Wilson||The legendary R&B singer and former Gap Band frontman opens up about his life, music, and his new autobiography I Am Charlie Wilson.||7/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Biographer Michael Starr||The New York Post TV writer and accomplished biographer unpacks his latest book, Ringo: With A Little Help, about the legendary Beatles drummer.||7/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jazz Pianist Robert Glasper||The talented jazz pianist talks about the various genres that influence his music, and what he did to put his own stamp on the classic songs found on his new album, Covered.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sex Therapist/Author Dr. Ruth Westheimer||America's favorite sex therapist discusses her remarkable life journey and her new book, The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Institutional Racism in Police Departments – Panel Discussion||Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey, Capt. John Mutz and Officer Alex Salazar discuss the growing distrust between minority communities and police forces, and what can be done to fix what many believe to be a systemic problem.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rapper Michael Render, a.k.a. “Killer Mike” – Part 2||Part two of our conversation with the influential rap artist about how Hip-Hop music can be used as a tool for political and social change.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rapper Michael Render, a.k.a. “Killer Mike” – Part 1||In part one of a two-part conversation, the prolific rapper discusses Hip-Hop music's ability to be used as a tool of protest, empowerment, and social change.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||UC Berkeley Prof. Melissa Murray & USC Prof. David Cruz||Esteemed law professors Murray and Cruz discuss the recent landmark decisions made by the Supreme Court.||6/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actress Kathy Bates||The Academy Award-winning actress reflects on her stellar career in film and television, and discusses her work with the Lymphatic Education & Research Network.||6/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor Mark Ruffalo||The talented actor discusses his new film Infinitely Polar Bear and his environmental work with his organization, The Solutions Project.||6/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor/Director Alan Rickman||The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor discusses his new film, A Little Chaos, which he also directed.||6/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Presidential Candidate Sen. Ted Cruz||The Texas Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate discusses the vision for his campaign.||6/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Attorney/Activist Connie Rice||A longtime activist and leader in the fight for basic human rights, Rice weighs in on the tragic church massacre in South Carolina.||6/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Author/Host Prof. Randall Robinson||The human rights advocate discusses the global issues most in need of attention today and his new television project, World on Trial.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actress Zoë Saldana||The talented actress talks about her role in the new film Infinitely Polar Bear.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Author Jack G. Shaheen, Ph.D.||The accomplished writer and lecturer discusses his latest text, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor William Hurt||The Oscar-winning actor talks about his new AMC series, HUMANS.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Singer/Songwriter Bobby Caldwell||The blue-eyed soul singer talks about his stellar career and his new American standards album, After Dark.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actor Tim Robbins||The Oscar-winning actor discusses his new HBO comedy series, The Brink, and shares on his Actors' Gang Prison Project.||6/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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I love this podcast. I like to save up four or five interviews and have a big blast of Smiley at work. His positive thinking gives me hope for a better America. Promote this man! I want to see him everywhere. He should be on prime time. He's intelligent, he has style, and he actually reads the books his author guests write!
Tavis Smiley is a great journalist. This podcast is my absolute favorite in the News and Politics category. I love the show but the airtime is a little late for me. Mr. Smiley has great interview skills. He brings familiarity to subjects and guests that are seemingly unfamiliar. He is candid, insightful and humorous. He's also easy on the eyes. :) Get this podcast!
Tavis is amaizing. His interviews are intsightful and uplifting. I love how he can get his guests to say things honestly. Tavis has shown me a whole new perspective of the world and I am better for it.
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- Language: English
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