National Public Radio

Tavis Smiley (Ep. 44, 2022)

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.

Texas Standard: February 21, 2022

The governor’s race gets most of the attention, but who really holds the reigns of power in Texas politics? A closer look at how Dan Patrick is leveraging the role of Lt. Governor. Also, changes to sex education standards in Texas schools; why some say the changes don’t go far enough. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Ed Gordon (Ep. 42, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Emmy Award-winning television journalist Ed Gordon, a news anchor and interview program host on BET, CBS, NBC, NPR and MSNBC. He is the author of Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics and Leadership.

Four Who Have Made A Difference (Ep. 12, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a second look at four notable Achievers who have made significant contributions to African American life: John Wooten, Michel Martin, Ron Kirk, and the late Joyce Ann Brown.