The Tavis Smiley Show
The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley with guests from diverse points of view.
Princeton religion professor Jeffrey Stout highlights the success stories in the struggle for justice, as laid out in his latest text, "Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America". Plus, Smiley and West look back on the unproductive year in Washington and a listener from Florida takes them to task for making him depressed.
Arundhati Roy, author of the new text "Capitalism: A Ghost Story", has an update from the front lines of the world's biggest democracy, India. Plus, TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson reflects on his friendship with Nelson Mandela, and a listener from Virginia has a Biblical response to West's comments on same-sex marriage.
Smiley and West reflect on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela with former Congressman Ron Dellums, current Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and actress Alfre Woodard, co-founder of Artists for a New South Africa.
Ambassador Andrew Young, former congressman and Atlanta mayor, reflects on his role in the civil rights movement and friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. Plus, in commemoration of the assassination of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton 44 years ago this week, Hampton family lawyer Jeffrey Haas and B.P.P. founders Bobby Seale and Ericka Huggins.
Dr. David Satcher, former surgeon general, offers his diagnosis of Obamacare and solutions for fighting youth violence. Plus, Smiley and West reflect on the murder of Renisha McBride, Tim Geithner's move to Wall Street, and the 2016 chances of possible presidential candidates Paul Ryan and Bernie Sanders.
Dr. Helen Caldicott, former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, prescribes a cure for what ails our polluted planet: a nuclear-free world. Plus, Smiley and West reflect on the tragedy in the Philippines and bullying in the NFL. And, a listener from Tampa, FL takes West to task for what she thinks is his exorbitant speaking fee.