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August 23rd, 2010

If you missed the recent “week of rock” with John Mellencamp, when the rock legend debuted tracks from his latest album “No Better Than This,” or if you just want to watch the performances all over again, then you’ve come to the right place. Check out video of “No Better Than This,” “Pink Houses” and [...]

August 17th, 2010

When legendary rocker John Mellencamp recorded his latest (and 25th) album, “No Better Than This,” he decided to keep it simple. (To see Mellencamp perform live, click here.) The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and his producer, T-Bone Burnett, recorded in mono, went straight to tape with a 1950s Ampex reel-to-reel recorder and used [...]

August 12th, 2010

For those of you who love Grammy Award-winning rock legend John Mellencamp of “Jack & Diane,” “Small Town” and “Hurts So Good” fame, check out our line-up of shows next week. In a “week of rock” that begins Monday, August 16 and runs through Friday, August 20, the legendary performer will debut songs from his [...]

July 29th, 2010

Recent reports about the rising rate of obesity are alarming. More adults are using canes and grab bars at younger ages to cope with obesity. New research shows that the impact of childhood obesity reaches into adulthood and affects a person’s social and economic outcomes. And even weight-gain during pregnancy is not off-limits. Citing an [...]

July 11th, 2010

I hadn’t until today, when news of his arrest in the Bahamas began to spread across the Internet. Colton Harris-Moore is a 19-year-old Washington native who has been on the run from the police for over two years, evading capture by stealing cars, boats and even airplanes — despite an apparent lack of formal flight [...]

June 21st, 2010

The five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s arrival on the Gulf Coast is just months away, and the region is grappling with one of the largest environmental disasters in American history — the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Tavis recently spoke to a former oil company executive, who analyzed BP’s handling of the [...]

June 1st, 2010

A former Arizona state senator calls it “the second coming of the civil rights movement.” Arizona’s Pima County Sheriff calls it a “travesty.” And New Mexico’s governor calls it an “unconstitutional human rights-violating law.” They are referring to Arizona’s SB 1070 — a controversial new law that makes the failure to carry immigration documents illegal [...]

May 11th, 2010

Despite an ongoing and fruitful debate about the significance of American poetry in “the nation’s civic, democratic, political, and public life,” the literary art form remains an important part our show at least. During a recent appearance, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker read a poem for Tavis — “The World Has Changed.” So we thought [...]

May 10th, 2010

She was admired for her talent and activism and considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. Praise for Lena Horne extends to the strength of her convictions, as she changed the image of African American women in Hollywood by refusing to be cast in stereotypical roles as a maid. The 92-year-old singer, [...]

April 27th, 2010

Apparently, you can boycott an entire state if it passes a law that really makes you angry. The target? Arizona. The controversy? A new Arizona law that makes the failure to carry immigration documents illegal and gives police authority to question and detain individuals suspected of being in the United States illegally. Critics have been [...]

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