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November 1, 2023

Deborah Roberts

By: Miles Bloxson

Join us on the latest episode of Black Austin Matters as we have the privilege of hearing from renowned artist, Deborah Roberts. Embark on a captivating journey through her inspiring life, from her artistic training to her unwavering dedication to protecting black children through her art. Gain insight into her experiences growing up in Austin and witness the fulfillment of her dreams. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact.


June 7, 2023

John L. Hanson, Jr.

Lisa and Rich talk with broadcasting legend John L. Hanson, Jr.


May 3, 2023

Patricia Bedford

In a conversation with Patricia Bedford, a native of Austin, she shares her amazing journey from being an engineer to becoming a successful business owner and master baker. She also talks about how she keeps her grandmothers’ legacy alive through her work and passion.


April 5, 2023

Calvin J. Turner

Lisa and Rich speak with Army veteran and entrepreneur Capt. Calvin J. Turner.


March 1, 2023

Shauntavia Ward

In the first episode of season two, Rich and Lisa talk with social wellness entrepreneur Shauntavia Ward.


December 7, 2022

Lisa B. Thompson and Richard J. Reddick (Part 2)

We hear the second part of Lisa and Rich interviewing each other about their experiences.


November 2, 2022

Lisa B. Thompson and Richard J. Reddick

In this episode of Black Austin Matters, Lisa and Rich interview…themselves.


October 5, 2022

Jahmal Fenner

In this episode, Rich and Lisa talk with LBJ High School football coach Jahmal Fenner.


September 7, 2022

Priscilla Hale

Rich and Lisa talk with seventh-generation East Austin native and community activist Priscilla Hale.