This week on The Tavis Smiley Show
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who made headlines when he denounced the militarized response to this summer's protests in Ferguson, Mo., met with community leaders there last week and joins us to discuss his visit.
Journalist Nicholas Kristof joins us to discuss his new book, "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity”, and his recent series of columns in "The New York Times" under the provocative headline, "When Whites Just Don't Get It".
Leonard Pitts, Jr., a columnist for the “Miami Herald”, traveled to the heart of Appalachia to write a profile of a largely white area where people have been trapped in poverty for generations. He joins us to discuss his article, “White Poverty Exists, Ignored”.
Sports commentator George Johnson comments on the Dallas Cowboys’ return to success on the field and the team’s response to the arrest of running back Joseph Randle for shoplifting.
Harry Shearer best known for voicing more than 180 characters for “The Simpsons”, brings Richard Nixon back to life in a new web series, "Nixon's the One", which is based on actual White House recordings.
Father James Martin, editor-at-large of the national Catholic magazine “America,” offers his assessment of an interim report from Catholic bishops calling for a more accepting attitude toward gays, unmarried couples, and divorced parishioners.
Journalist Naomi Klein discusses her book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”, which argues that our economic system is spawning a catastrophe.
The University of Chicago recently announced a new initiative called No Barriers that focuses on recruiting low-income students. Veronica Hauad, senior associate director of admissions at the university, has details.
Craig Collins, executive director of the Center for Gun Analytics, looks at America’s love affair with weapons in his new book, “Thunder in the Mountains: A Portrait of American Gun Culture”.
In this week’s “Five Things You Should Know About… ” segment, Carson Tate, founder of the management consulting firm Working Simply, shares tips on increasing your productivity.
Quote of the week
Are You Only Virtuous Situationally?