Tavis begins this week of shows on poverty in the U.S. with a theme of “Suffering to Speak,” in which he and Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West explain why they felt it was important to embark upon their 18-city, 11-state Poverty Tour this past summer.
Liberian native and author of Mighty Be Our Powers discusses the importance of and challenges faced by women in politics and the significance of the nation’s first woman president. Gbowee is one of three recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Musician-activist, a k a The Nightwatchman—whose new CD is “World Wide Rebel Songs”—explains how the injustices in the world have made it into his music and shares what the soundtrack for the nation’s current progressive struggle should include.
With nearly one in six Americans living in poverty, next week’s series of shows will put a human face on the alarming newly released data about life in the U.S.
The environmental advocate discusses his new American Dream Movement and explains how the progressive movement has failed to make good on the promise of change espoused by President Obama’s ’08 election campaign.
The actor, activist and co-producer of the documentary The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 discusses the impact of violence and non-violence on the African American struggle.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker and author of Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life discusses President Obama’s plan to cut the national debt and shares what he would say to the president if he had five minutes alone with him.
The founder of TOMS shoes and author of Start Something That Matters explains the backstory of his brand’s name and describes the model behind the socially-conscious business.
The Libyan dissident and chair of the political science department at the University of Texas at San Antonio discusses Qaddafi’s fall, as well as the road ahead for the North African nation’s transition of power.
Tavis continues his conversations with some of Dr. King’s friends and with scholars who study his legacy.