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"Tavis Smiley" is the flagship program for KBLA, America's newest progressive radio network and LA's first Black-owned talk station. Broadcast live across southern California on 1580AM and around the world on KBLA1580.com and TuneIn, this podcast presents the best of Tavis Smiley's conversations with activists, influencers, thought leaders, and cultural vanguards.

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United States

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"Tavis Smiley" is the flagship program for KBLA, America's newest progressive radio network and LA's first Black-owned talk station. Broadcast live across southern California on 1580AM and around the world on KBLA1580.com and TuneIn, this podcast presents the best of Tavis Smiley's conversations with activists, influencers, thought leaders, and cultural vanguards.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Rev. Otis Moss III joins Tavis Smiley

7/23/2024
Senior Pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, Rev. Otis Moss III, joins Tavis for a spirited conversation about how the faith community should respond to this grim moment and the high stakes facing Black America.

Duration:00:14:39

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Jeh Johnson joins Tavis Smiley

7/23/2024
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is back with his unique take on political violence in America and its potential impact on the 2024 election.

Duration:00:24:10

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Joe Biden Drops Out, Endorses Kamala Harris

7/22/2024
Tavis talks about Joe Biden dropping out of the 2024 race and endorsing Kamala Harris with an all-star roster of invited guests including: Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. Maxine Waters, Dr. Cornel West, Geraldo Rivera, Randi Weingarten, Briahna Joy Gray, Areva Martin, Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Aimee Allison, and more.

Duration:02:01:41

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Byron Bowers joins Tavis Smiley

7/22/2024
Comedian and actor Byron Bowers brings the laughs to the studio as we talk about his latest tour and the new Apple TV+ series, “Lady In The Lake”, about racial tensions in 1960’s Baltimore.

Duration:00:15:48

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George Benson joins Tavis Smiley

7/22/2024
Grammy-winning musical giant, jazz-guitarist George Benson joins Tavis to talk about his indelible career and his new album “Dreams Do Come True: When George Benson Meets Robert Farnon.”

Duration:00:19:51

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Alua Arthur joins Tavis Smiley

7/22/2024
America’s most visible death doula Alua Arthur joins us in studio for a conversation about death and her work of providing compassionate end of life planning, training and support with her organization, Going With Grace. Her NYT Bestselling book is “Briefly Perfectly Human: Making An Authentic Life By Getting Real About The End.”

Duration:00:35:08

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Nii-Quartelai Quartey and Ruben Navarrette, Jr. join Tavis Smiley

7/22/2024
Author, politico and host of KBLA Talk 1580’s “A More Perfect Union,” Nii-Quartelai Quartey and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette, Jr. share their analysis about Rep. Adam Schiff calling on President Joe Biden to step down, speeches by JD Vance and Donald Trump at the RNC in Milwaukee and other trending political topics.

Duration:00:37:16

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David Jenkins joins Tavis Smiley

7/18/2024
President of the Conservatives for Responsible Stewardships, David Jenkins, joins Tavis for a discussion about the Ultra MAGA Trump-Vance ticket, climate justice and the future of conservatism.

Duration:00:18:03

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Dr. Robert Drummond joins Tavis Smiley

7/18/2024
Physician scientist Dr. Robert Drummond joins us in studio to give wellness tips with the latest rise of new Covid cases, staying safe amid high temperatures and the future of medicine using AI.

Duration:00:23:08

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Cheryl Dorsey joins Tavis Smiley

7/18/2024
Retired LAPD Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey offers her expertise on the state of policing in America and the efforts to reform policies in light of the 10 year commemoration of the death of Eric Garner.

Duration:00:16:48

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Dan P. McAdams joins Tavis Smiley

7/18/2024
Contemporary psychobiographer and personality psychologist Professor Dan P. McAdams, who wrote the book “The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning,” shares his insights about the mass psychology of Trumpism, it’s impact on both parties and will Democracy survive it?

Duration:00:24:28

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Jennifer Bendery joins Tavis Smiley

7/18/2024
Senior politics reporter for The Huffington Post, Jennifer Bendery, shares her analysis about House Democrats calling to delay the nomination process of Camp Biden, the Iranian plot to kill Donald Trump and more trending political topics.

Duration:00:40:05

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Dusty Baker joins Tavis Smiley

7/18/2024
Baseball legend Dusty Baker joins Tavis to celebrate All-Star Week with tales from his storied career as a player and the most successful Black manager in the history of the sport.

Duration:00:16:57

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Maynard Okereke joins Tavis Smiley

7/18/2024
Astronaut Rock Star Award ambassador and The Hip Hop MD, Astronaut Rock Star Award ambassador and The Hip Hop MD, Maynard Okereke, joins us live in studio to discuss how to take STEM/STEAM curriculum to the next level and cultivate the next generation of scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical leaders and thinkers., joins us live in studio to discuss how to take STEM/STEAM curriculum to the next level and cultivate the next generation of scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical leaders and thinkers.

Duration:00:23:17

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Connie Rice joins Tavis Smiley

7/18/2024
Our regular contributor Connie Rice breaks down the latest decision to dismiss the Trump classified documents case, the legal implications of the assassination attempt, and how President Biden and Democrats should handle this moment.

Duration:00:43:36

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Boyd Rutherford joins Tavis Smiley

7/18/2024
The former Republican Lt. Governor of Maryland, Boyd Rutherford, shares his thoughts about Trump’s assassination attempt, Trump’s VP pick, the overall direction of the GOP and more.

Duration:00:16:28

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Mayor Corey Woods joins Tavis Smiley

7/17/2024
Mayor Corey Woods of Tempe, Arizona checks in to share his thoughts about replacing Biden, the rise of political violence and how voters in the swing state are preparing for a historic election.

Duration:00:24:16

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Nina Turner joins Tavis Smiley

7/17/2024
Former Ohio State Senator, senior fellow at The New School Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy, Nina Turner, offers her insight about the Biden replacement dilemma, the state of the Black vote and how progressives can move forward.

Duration:00:18:07

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Alison Rose Jefferson joins Tavis Smiley

7/17/2024
Historian, curator, and author Alison Rose Jefferson takes Tavis inside her latest exhibit, Black California Dreamin’: Claiming Space at America’s Leisure Frontier, now showing at the California African American Museum.

Duration:00:22:14

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Wendell Pierce joins Tavis Smiley

7/17/2024
Actorvist and owner of the Black talk radio station WBOK 1230 AM in NOLA, Wendell Pierce sounds off on the revisionist history he expects we will get this week from the podium at the RNC that “there is no place in America for political violence.”

Duration:00:17:47