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John L. Hanson

May 23, 2022

Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige & Snoop Dogg (Ep. 25, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the Super Bowl 56 Halftime Show, featuring Hip-Hop visionary Dr. Dre, Long Beach icon Snoop Dogg, and Mary J. Blige, the Queen of R&B Hip-Hop, and excerpts from the Pepsi Halftime Press Conference.

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May 15, 2022

Sam Acho and Matthew Slater (Ep. 24, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with and presents highlights from addresses by former Texas Longhorn and NFL linebacker Sam Acho and NFL ProBowler and Super Bowl Champion Matthew Slater, both honored during Super Bowl 56 Week for their humanitarian work with International Justice Mission.

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May 8, 2022

Tribute to Ron Banks (Ep. 23, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. pays tribute to his old friend and Detroit music legend the late Ron Banks, a founding member of the vocal group The Dramatics, which formed in the mid-1960s and continued to record and perform for several decades.

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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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