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John L. Hanson

August 7, 2022

Dr. Toinette Gunn (Ep. 36, 2022)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Toinette Gunn, Executive Director of Chicago Debates, an organization formed in 1995 to provide debate training in public schools as an educational and cultural uplifting tool.

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July 31, 2022

Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams (Ep. 35, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams, stand-up comedian, actress, and author of Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat, the story of her journey from an impoverished childhood to her current success.

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July 24, 2022

Lee S. Smith (Ep. 34, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Lee S. Smith, former Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and Principal and founder of TravelerSmith Consulting, who was recently honored by St. Mark’s School of Texas with the establishment of a Distinguished […]

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For 50 years, “In Black America” has featured weekly interviews with some of the most influential African American voices of our time discussing education, economics, social issues, sports, families, culture, literature and politics.

In 2019, the program received a recordings-at-risk grant to digitize hundreds of old reels containing shows going back to the early 1980s. We don’t yet have these ready for the podcast, but you can listen to them on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website.

John L. Hanson

In this interview, Hanson reflects on 40+ years of hosting IBA.

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