Smiley and West
Noam Chomsky: The Final Smiley & West
M.I.T. professor emeritus Noam Chomsky reflects on eight decades of struggle. Plus, Smiley and West share highlights from their favorite conversations and say goodbye.
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...
Arundhati Roy and Randall Robinson
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...
Remembering Nelson Mandela
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.
Andrew Young and Remembering Fred Hampton
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...
Dr. David Satcher
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...
Dr. Helen Caldicott
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...
Kumi Naidoo from Greenpeace
Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International, gives us an update on the "Arctic 30" held in Russia. Plus, Smiley and West reflect on the torture taskforce, terrorist labeling, and Edward Snowden's denied clemency. And, a listener from...
Activist Peter Gelderloos expands on his new book, "The Failure of Nonviolence". Plus, Smiley and West reflect on the buzz over Barney's and the $5 billion food stamps cut, and a listener from New Jersey takes them to task for their conversation with...
Director Steve McQueen tells us about his new film "12 Years A Slave". Plus, Smiley and West reflect on Washington's "grand bargain", the multi-billion settlement with J.P. Morgan, and the new U.N. report on deadly U.S. drones. And a listener from San...
Austan Goolsbee and Sherrilyn Ifill
Austan Goolsbee, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, explains how the shutdown will hurt the economy, even now that it's over. Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, highlights...
1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire explains why she's still fighting for peace and justice. Plus, Smiley and West's analysis of the paralysis and the tragedy of political prisoners Herman Wallace and Lynne Stewart.
Garry Shandling, George Clinton, Frank Rich, and Michael Fauntroy
With West away, Smiley dissects the government shutdown with Howard University professor Michael Fauntroy. Plus, in celebration of our 3rd anniversary, highlights from our three original conversations with Garry Shandling, Frank Rich, and George...
Sen. Rand Paul and Esperanza Spalding
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) lays out his position on Syria and poverty, while Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding tells Smiley and West what it's like to collaborate with one of her heroes, Wayne Shorter.
Jose Cha Cha Jimenez
Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez shares the oral history of the Young Lords Movement, which he founded 45 years ago this week. Plus, Smiley and West reflect on the mass murder-suicide at Washington's Navy Yard, and the killing of Jonathan Ferrell.
Norm Stamper, Stanley Aronowitz, and Remembering Birmingham
Former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper explains why he now speaks out against drones, stop-and-frisk, and the war on drugs; West speaks with one of his mentors, CUNY Graduate Center professor Stanley Aronowitz; and Birmingham terrorism victim...
Legendary saxman and composer Wayne Shorter celebrates his 80th birthday and a new collaboration with Esperanza Spalding. Plus, Smiley and West lay out why a U.S.-led attack on Syria would be illegal and immoral, and West is taken to task for his...
Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker
Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker reflects on his time as the SCLC chief of staff and chief minister at Harlem's Canaan Baptist Church, Smiley and West look back on an eventful week and forward to the possible invasion of Syria, and West is taken to task by a...
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Smiley and West reflect on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with those who were there including Congressman John Lewis, the late Dorothy Height, Clarence B. Jones, Peter Yarrow and Noel
The Oratorical Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
In celebration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago this month, Smiley and West reflect on a curated selection of speeches and sermons by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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