tavis Smiley http://kalw.org en Smiley & West: What do you think? http://kalw.org/post/smiley-west-what-do-you-think <P>At the end of September, <A href="http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2012/10/14/chicagos-wbez-is-the-4th-station-to-drop-smiley-and-west/">WBEZ – Chicago’s primary NPR affiliate – made the decision to drop <EM>Smiley &amp; West </EM>from its schedule</A>.&nbsp; This week, Tavis Smiley released a public letter responding to the cancellation, and to comments made by Chicago Public Media president and CEO Torey Malatia, who said the show was “becoming like Democracy Now" and veering too far from WBEZ’s declaration of principles.</P> <P>WBEZ’s principles and programming decisions are certainly its o Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:49:13 +0000 Matt Martin 18137 at http://kalw.org Smiley & West: What do you think? Confronting Inequality: Barbara Ehrenreich + Smiley & West http://kalw.org/post/confronting-inequality-barbara-ehrenreich-smiley-west <p>On Monday morning from 10 to Noon, tune to 91.7FM&nbsp;for&nbsp;two hours of critical conversation about&nbsp;rising poverty and inequality in the U.S.,&nbsp;its effects&nbsp;on&nbsp;our society and democracy, and how we can take action.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 21:42:47 +0000 Matt Martin 10876 at http://kalw.org Confronting Inequality: Barbara Ehrenreich + Smiley & West Smiley & West at the Paramount...the DVD! http://kalw.org/post/smiley-west-paramountthe-dvd <p>Cornel West&nbsp;and Tavis Smiley were absolutely&nbsp;floored by the turnout at the&nbsp;Paramount&nbsp;on&nbsp;April 28, in which they discussed the current&nbsp;political climate in the context&nbsp;of&nbsp;&quot;The Rich and the Rest of Us:&nbsp; A Poverty Manifesto&quot;.&nbsp;&nbsp;If you missed&nbsp;the live event,&nbsp;<a href="http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/kalw/default/pledge.pledgemain">a pledge&nbsp;of&nbsp;$50 will get you a special DVD we made,&nbsp;$75&nbsp;gets&nbsp;you their&nbsp;book, or, for&nbsp;a $120 pledge, get both!</a></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 21:38:25 +0000 David Latulippe 10449 at http://kalw.org Smiley & West at the Paramount...the DVD! In Photos: Smiley & West at The Paramount http://kalw.org/post/photos-smiley-west-paramount <p>On Saturday, more than 1900 people&nbsp;came to&nbsp;The Paramount Theatre in Oakland to hear Tavis Smiley&nbsp;&amp; Dr. Cornel West talk about their new book <em>The Rich and&nbsp;the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto</em>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 22:04:10 +0000 Matt Martin 9929 at http://kalw.org In Photos: Smiley & West at The Paramount Today on Your Call: How is Poverty Changing the US? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-poverty-changing-us <p>On the next Your Call, we&rsquo;ll have a conversation with poverty advocate Ethel Long-Scott and Professor Cornel&nbsp;West. Dr. West and Tavis Smiley have written their first book together. <em>The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto</em> is the next step in the journey that began with &quot;The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience. Over 150 million Americans are persistently poor or near poor. What effective strategies are needed to fight poverty at its roots? Join us at 10 or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:feedback@yourcallradio.org">feedback@yourcallradio.org</a>. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 9447 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How is Poverty Changing the US?