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Highlighting Poverty in the 2012 Election

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, politicians have largely ignored poverty as an issue, so Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are hitting the road to expose the problems facing the American poor.

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Listen: Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, April 20, 2012

Princeton Professor Cornel West  and Tavis Smiley, co-hosts of Smiley & West, which airs Sundays at 4PM on AM 820, came to WNYC to discuss their new book, The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. Brian asked them the End of War question: Is war inevitable. Listen.

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Cornel West and Tavis Smiley's Anti-Poverty Tour

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Princeton Professor Cornel West  and Tavis Smiley, co-hosts of Smiley & West,  which airs Sundays at 4PM on AM 820, discuss their new book, The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto -- a call for a new socioeconomic system based on "fundamental fairness."

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Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on 'The Poverty Tour'

Monday, October 10, 2011

One in six Americans are poor, which means 50 million people are living in poverty in the United States. Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, hosts of PRI's "Smiley and West," went on "The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience," an 18-city tour of the United States in August, to speak with Americans living in poverty and get a sense of what it's like to be poor in America today. This week, PBS will air the first of five episodes of "The Poverty Tour."

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30 Issues: Arianna Huffington & Cornel West on Obama and His Base

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post.com and the author of Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream, discusses whether or not President Obama has betrayed his base.   Then, later in the show, Dr. Cornel West, University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University; co-host of Smiley & West; and author of Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir, weighs in on the topic.  Jami Floyd, broadcast journalist, legal analyst for cable and network news, and blogger at It's A Free Country, chimes in with her post on whether Obama abandoned his base.

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The Greene Space

Cornel West and Randy Weston: Jazzmen in the World of Ideas

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

7:00 PM

West and Weston will take audiences through an improvised conversation that will touch on politics, race, the blues and jazz, the social condition of “the least of these” and how their personal narratives are intertwined over time and space.

Brother West

Friday, December 25, 2009

Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, talks about his life and his new memoir Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud (Smiley Books, 2009).

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Mapping a Way

Friday, December 25, 2009

Today's show is a rebroadcast of some favorite recent interviews.

Journalist and activist Naomi Klein, discusses the ten year anniversary of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer explains why he's not eating meat. Then, Cornel West on life, learning, and music. Plus, ...

Brother West

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, talks about his life and his new memoir Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud (Smiley Books, 2009).

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Atlantic Panic?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Atlantic Yards is one of the most controversial development projects in the city, but how will it affect the Mayoral election? 30 Issues in 30 Days Development Week continues with a look at the Bloomberg and Thompson stances. Plus: Cornel West on his new memoir; Congress votes down the public ...

Coming Down to Earth

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University and author of Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom, explains how we should move beyond post-election euphoria and get to work on what really matters.

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30 Issues: Race, Beyond Affirmative Action

Monday, October 27, 2008

Charles Blow, New York Times's visual Op-Ed columnist, and Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center and author of America Against the World : How We Are Different and Why We Are Disliked (Times Books, 2006), review American attitudes toward race, ...

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Race Matters

Monday, October 27, 2008

30 Issues in 30 Days continues with Issue number 26: Race: Affirmative Action and Beyond. Princeton University professor and cultural theorist, Cornel West, gives his take on why race matters and how the election will affect race relations in America. Plus, New York Times columnists Gail Collins and David Brooks ...