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Hour One September 17, 2010 - September 24, 2010.

  
Jorge Ramos Johnathan Walton
Jeremy Smith George Johnson
 
Matt Roush Mekeisha Madden Toby

Jorge Ramos, Emmy Award-winning main anchor for Univision network weighs in on the immigration debate with his new text, A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto.

Commentator Jonathan Walton argues that a controversial ordinance in Dublin, Georgia which bans sagging pants and low-rise skirts is a sort of selective morality and a gateway to racial profiling.

Jeremy Smith offers a scientific answer to the question of whether racism is innate or influenced, in the book, Are We Born Racist: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology.

Sports commentator George Johnson takes another look at the Reggie Bush Heisman controversy in light of Bush’s decision to return the award in his weekly 3-minute sports drill.

Matt Roush of TV Guide and Mekeisha Madden Toby, television critic for the Detroit News preview the Fall TV season and make their predictions for which shows will win favor with audiences.

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…All that in the first hour of The Tavis Smiley Show.





   


Hour Two September 17, 2010 - September 24, 2010.

  
Arianna Huffington Melinda Machado
Paul Rodriguez Kirk Whalum
   
      
   
   
   
   

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post argues that the America’s middle class is on the verge of disappearing in her book, Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream.

This week marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September 15 to October 15 annually.  Melinda Machado, Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the Smithsonian Institution details their wide-ranging interactive and educational exhibits on display around the country in celebration Hispanic heritage.

We listen back to portions of our conversation with comedian Paul Rodriguez as he shares his memories of coming up in the field of comedy as well as quips of life for him as a father.

Tavis reads some emails of listeners, including one from a listener who thinks Tavis is sounding a bit too much like Rush Limbaugh as of late.  Say what?!

Saxophonist Kirk Whalum puts a jazz spin on the music of a soul legend with the new CD, Everything is Everything: The Music of Donny Hathaway.

…All that in the second hour of The Tavis Smiley Show.





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