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Tavis Smiley

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What does it mean to be Black? with Tavis Smiley - Ep 3

Uniting America with John Wood Jr.

Tavis Smiley is one of the most prominent journalists in America, and one of the most accomplished African-American journalists and commentators there has ever been. Smiley was the first African-American to host national shows on NPR as well as PBS. For years, he was the host of BET tonight, the winner of many NAACP Image Awards, and more recently he launched KBLA in Los Angeles, the only black owned political talk radio network west of the Mississippi River.This was a sweeping conversation about what it is to be black in America that sees me and Tavis trading perspectives on many things including black conservatism and black liberalism, racial assimilation and black identity, race versus class, the work of William Julius Wilson, Bob Woodson and more.But while we agree and disagree on many points, Tavis and I stand firmly united on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the need for leaders, White and Black, in America today to hew to his example, to have an eye deep on the teachings of King while trading quotes back and forth from the likes of Maya Angelou and Albert Murray, looking at his disagreements with sparring partners like Larry Elder, John McWhorter, and more.In an era where what it means to be a black American often finds itself reduced to simple tropes, I'd like to think that Tavis and I succeed in unearthing some of the complexity and diversity within the black experience. There is no one way to be black just as there is no one way to be an American. The conversation is a rich one.Podcast episodes drop every Thursday, 4 PM PT I 7 PM ETSubscribe onApple Podcasts – https://apple.co/3Du7ZONSpotify – https://spoti.fi/3DM9SaOGoogle Podcast – https://bit.ly/3GVUjOiStitcher – https://bit.ly/3SSlHk8Pandora – https://bit.ly/3DnCQMNi-Heart Radio – https://bit.ly/3DOnuCdAmazon & Audible – https://amzn.to/3DOv7snRSS Feed – https://feeds.megaphone.fm/unitingamericawithjohnwoodjrFollow John Wood Jr. onTwitter - https://bit.ly/3X9gwPnYouTube - https://bit.ly/3vzkF3gFacebook - https://bit.ly/3QdWgJTInstagram - https://bit.ly/3vDPG66Website - https://bit.ly/3Gcf3AEFollow Tavis Smiley onTwitter -    https://bit.ly/3kBMLIK (@TavisSmiley)Website -   https://kbla1580.com#UnitingAmericaPodcast #JohnWoodJr #braverangels #america #politics #Leadership #AmericanPolitics #podcast #polarization #depolarization #democrats #liberal #trump #persuasion #TavisSmiley #BlackIdentity #BlackCulture #Race #Class #MLK #BlackCommunities

1hr 9mins

27 Jan 2023

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Tavis Smiley (Ep. 44, 2022)

In Black America

On this week’s edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with veteran media personality, author, philanthropist and radio station owner Tavis Smiley, about his recent return to the airwaves and his new venture, Talk Radio station KBLA 1580 AM, the only African American-owned talk station west of the Mississippi.


2 Oct 2022

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Episode 50 | The Black-Brown Thing, From Left & Right | Tavis Smiley

Ruben In The Center

Host Ruben Navarrette interviews his old friend, and former LA radio co-host, Tavis Smiley about his career, his canceling, his comeback, and his take on the state of Black Americans in the post-George Floyd era. Guest: Tavis Smiley, TV/Radio Host/Author & Media Entrepreneur


18 Jul 2021

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Ep7_Wealth Building and What Speaking with Les Brown, Tavis Smiley and Trump Taught him

Wealth Matters: A Continued Conversation on Financial Dominion w/Lenita Reeves, MBA

This episode offers great wisdom for building wealth, including concrete steps anyone can take to save and generate wealth. We expound upon the B.E.L.T. concept that was introduced last week, which is great insight for couples trying to put their finances together. And we give the listening audience a window into generating higher income than they ever imagined as our guest who has traveled on the speaking circuit with Les Brown, Tavis Smiley, and others, discusses the first time he realized that nothing could keep him from being wealthy. Remember, you can support the podcast at CashApp: $phpublishing, Venmo: @purposehouse, Paypal.me/purposehouse, www.purposehouse.net/wealthmatters or www.patreon.com/purposehouse.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wealthmatterspodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wealthmatterspodcast/support

1hr 9mins

29 Jul 2020

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Prince 2009 interview with Tavis Smiley

The Purple Bootlegs

Probably Prince's best interview and that's on period.


15 Jun 2020

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Tavis Smiley & Women at the work place

Hard Talk Radio

Tavis Smiley lost the moral clause case with Pbs and now has to pay 1.5 million in the process--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/red-pill-man/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/red-pill-man/support


7 Mar 2020

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Tricia Legittino on Tavis Smiley trial

Legal Face-off

Frankfurt Kurnit’s Co-Chair of Litigation and Employment’s Tricia Legittino discusses the upcoming PBS trial against Tavis Smiley and the impact of morals clauses in talent agreements. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3730420/3730420_2020-02-06-215920.128.mp3

17 Feb 2020

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Murphy on Harvey Weinstein, Legittino on Tavis Smiley trial, State Rep. West on Illinois sex education house bill, and much more

Legal Face-off

New England Law/Boston Adjunct Professor of Sexual Violence Law Wendy Murphy joins Rich and Tina to discuss the impact of Harvey Weinstein’s physical condition on his ongoing trial. Frankfurt Kurnit’s Co-Chair of Litigation and Employment’s Tricia Legittino discusses the upcoming PBS trial against Tavis Smiley and the impact of morals clauses in talent agreements. State Representative Maurice West discusses the Illinois House Bill 4007 providing new requirements for sex education curriculum for grades 6-12. In the fan-favorite Legal Grab Bag, WGN Radio’s “Extension 720” Host Justin Kaufmann and technology entrepreneur Anjoo Rai-Marchant join Tina and Rich to discuss Coronavirus, Ring Camera and Kobe Bryant lawsuits, the latest CPS scandals, the most frequently arrested celebrities and much more. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3730902/3730902_2020-02-08-102302.128.mp3

6 Feb 2020

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01/06/2020 | What I Learned From Tavis Smiley, 80 Mil Bounty On Trumps Head And What This Means For Black People in America

The Nathan Ivey Show

2hr 29mins

6 Jan 2020

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Tavis Smiley's Good Morning America interview; Denies Sexual Misconduct 12-18-17

The African History Network Show

Michael Imhotep host of The African History Network Show discussed Tavis Smiley’s interview on “Good Morning America” on Monday, Dec. 18th, 2017.  He denied the sexual misconduct allegations, talked about how he felt PBS was wrong to do an investigation and not tell him what was really being alleged, etc.  Tavis vows to fight.  He admitted to consensual sex with subordinates.  PBS responded to Smiley's interview and stands by their investigation.Don't miss my presentation on New Years Eve at Krst Unity Center, Sun. Dec. 31st, 3pm-7pm. "African American Resistance In The Era of Donald Trump: Voter Suppression, Reparations & How Elections Have Consequences" - FREE EVENT - Donations AcceptedMichael Imhotep will be speaking at Kwanzaa Events in Detroit, Atlanta and Los Angeles, Tues. Dec. 26th – Sun, Dec. 31st (New Years Eve).  Visit http://www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more information.


24 Dec 2017