Tag: Books
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
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 [...]

donald-miller-2010-05-10
Interview
Airdate: May 10, 2010

Father Fiction explains the fatherless generation and his coming to terms with his own experience.

Interview
Airdate: May 6, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning author describes the value of good conversation and reads her poem “The World Has Changed.”

ceci-connolly-2010-05-05
Interview
Airdate: May 5, 2010

Journalist, and one of the contributors to the book Landmark, explains some of the behind-the-scenes wrangling that resulted in the passage of healthcare legislation.

kirk-franklin-2010-05-03
Interview
Airdate: May 3, 2010

Gospel music star talks about his new memoir, The Blueprint.

carol-burnett-2010-04-30
Interview
Airdate: April 30, 2010

One of the first ladies of comedy explains her success at sketch comedy and shares a humorous story about her Tarzan yell; she also talks about writing her new memoir, This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection.

amy-wilentz-2010-04-29
Interview
Airdate: April 29, 2010

Award-winning writer and author of The Rainy Season: Haiti – Then and Now recounts her experience in Haiti following the devastating earthquake and assesses the country’s future.

Interview
Airdate: April 27, 2010

Former national security advisor describes what makes cyber war uniquely different and discusses whether the issues are being taken seriously on Capitol Hill.

judy-collins-2010-04-27
Interview
Airdate: April 27, 2010

Legendary singer-songwriter reflects on her career choices and discusses her new children’s book, Over the Rainbow.

sonia-sanchez-2010-04-26
Interview
Airdate: April 26, 2010

Renowned poet, playwright and activist explains her inspiration, reflects on the loss of Dorothy Height and gives a special reading from her new poetry volume.

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