tavis Smiley

10:49am

Wed October 17, 2012
SMILEY & WEST

Smiley & West: What do you think?

At the end of September, WBEZ – Chicago’s primary NPR affiliate – made the decision to drop Smiley & West from its schedule.  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.

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2:42pm

Fri May 18, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Confronting Inequality: Barbara Ehrenreich + Smiley & West

On Monday morning from 10 to Noon, tune to 91.7FM for two hours of critical conversation about rising poverty and inequality in the U.S., its effects on our society and democracy, and how we can take action. 

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2:38pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Tavis & Cornel at the Paramount

Smiley & West at the Paramount...the DVD!

Cornel West and Tavis Smiley were absolutely floored by the turnout at the Paramount on April 28, in which they discussed the current political climate in the context of "The Rich and the Rest of Us:  A Poverty Manifesto".  If you missed the live event, a pledge of $50 will get you a special DVD we made, $75 gets you their book, or, for a $120 pledge, get both!

3:04pm

Tue May 1, 2012
SMILEY & WEST AT THE PARAMOUNT

In Photos: Smiley & West at The Paramount

On Saturday, more than 1900 people came to The Paramount Theatre in Oakland to hear Tavis Smiley & Dr. Cornel West talk about their new book The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.  

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12:00am

Mon April 23, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: How is Poverty Changing the US?

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with poverty advocate Ethel Long-Scott and Professor Cornel West. Dr. West and Tavis Smiley have written their first book together. The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto is the next step in the journey that began with "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 feedback@yourcallradio.org. What causes poverty?

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