Byron Hurt and Althier Eady, pt. 1 (Ep. 12, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with documentary filmmaker and writer Byron Hurt and Althier Eady, granddaughter of Lee and Liza Hurt, about a new documentary film recently aired on PBS about the efforts of the Hurt family to trace their roots as descendants of enslaved people.

Texas Extra: Ken Burns on The American Buffalo (Extended)

Last Friday, Texas Standard featured an interview with Ken Burns of PBS documentary fame. His latest two-parter is all about bison — “The American Buffalo.” This is an extended version of that interview that includes more context and more back and forth about the bison’s future.

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: September 11, 2020

A prescription for Coronavirus relief? Congress hasn’t come up with it, and there’s a major political price that could be paid in Texas, too. Less than two months till election day and the message from constituents: we need relief from the economic effects of the pandemic. Politicians on both sides of the aisle say they get it, so where’s the relief package? We’ll explore. Also what’s in a name: the push to identify heatwaves as we do hurricanes. And American gothic reimagined in a Texas of today. The week in politics with the Texas Tribune and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: June 29, 2018

Should immigration and customs enforcement be dissolved? It’s not just democratic socialists asking, it’s some of the agents themselves, we’ll explore. Also grumblings south of the border as Mexico prepares to go to the polls and pick a new president. And polls point to a victory for a man described as a Trump of the Mexican left. We’ll have an update of these final hours before balloting begins. And Texas Senator Ted cruz accused Facebook’s CEO of liberal bias. Now reports say social media honchos have been huddling in secret with GOP leaders. We’ll hear what’s on their agenda. Plus the week in Texas politics and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

V&B – Postcards From the Great Divide

Taking a quote from former US speaker of the house Tip O’Neil, we ask if “all politics is local” why were pollsters, politicians, analysts, pundits, and practically everyone surprised by the election of Donald Trump? What part was not understood? The “politics” or the “local”? Here with me to screen parts of the PBS series “Postcards From The Great Divide” and talk about the role of small town

In this edition of Views and Brews, hosted by Rebecca McInroy, we explore the PBS series “Postcards From The Great Divide” and talk about the role of small town America in politics today with filmmaker and lecturer in Radio, TV, and film at The University of Texas at Austin, Miguel Alvarez; Chair of The Department of Radio-TV and Film at UT and documentarian Paul Stekler; and political analyst, strategist and consultant Matthew Dowd.

Green Room: Moyers on Family and Addiction

When PBS journalist Bill Moyers suffered a relapse of a heart condition, everyone wished him a speedy recovery. When his son suffered an addiction relapse, people weren’t so generous–to put it mildly. In this candid conversation with the Moyers’ family, we hear a stirring account of how the disease of addiction affects loved ones, and what we all can do to help overcome obstacles to treatment.