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Elizabeth Hinton

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Elizabeth Hinton

9/16/16

Harvard Assistant Professor, Elizabeth Hinton talks about how America came to have the largest prison population in the world and her new book, ‘From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America.’

Dr. John Carroll

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Dr. John Carroll

9-16-16

Dr. John Carroll, Director and Founder of Haitian Hearts gives an update on the situation in Haiti and the potential Zika epidemic that threatens the health of so many in that nation.

Meg Ryan

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Meg Ryan

9-16-16

Actress Meg Ryan talks about her new film, Ithaca, which also marks her directorial debut. She talks about the process, what makes her an artist – and of course her successful career as an actress.

Friday, September 16, 2016 – Friday, September 23, 2016

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Elizabeth Hinton

Meg Ryan

Dr. John Carroll

Harvard Assistant Professor, Elizabeth Hinton talks about how America’s prison population came to be the largest in the world and her new book ‘From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America’. Haiti is still recovering from the devastating earthquake of 2010 and the cholera epidemic that followed. Now experts say that the nation is on the brink of a Zika epidemic. Dr. John Carroll, the Director and Founder of Haitian Hearts provides an update on the situation ‘on the ground’. Actress Meg Ryan talks about her new film, Ithaca, which also marks her directorial debut.

Sheldon Danziger

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Sheldon Danziger

9/9/16

Sheldon Danziger, President of the Russell Sage Foundation and co-editor of the text, ‘Legacies of the War on Poverty’, provides an overview on the current state of the fight against poverty.

Friday, September 9, 2016 – Friday, September 16, 2016

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Sheldon Danziger

Eric Garcetti

Mia Birdsong

This show marks the fifth anniversary of Tavis Smiley’s ‘Poverty Tour’ in which the host traveled across the country, in 2011, with Dr. Cornell West and met hundreds of people in eighteen cities who were struggling with poverty. This week Tavis Smiley speaks to leaders in the anti-poverty movement. Sheldon Danziger, President of the Russell Sage Foundation and co-editor of the text, Legacies of the War on Poverty, provides an overview on the current state of the fight against poverty. Mia Birdsong, Co-Director of ‘Family Story’, discusses how she is challenging negative attitudes toward poor families. Then, the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti talks about his strategies for creating prosperity for all the residents of his city.

Mia Birdsong

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Mia Birdsong

9/9/16

Mia Birdsong, Co-Director of ‘Family Story’, an organization that aims to challenge society’s definition of what makes a family, talks about her approach to fighting poverty – and how she challenges myths and stereotypes about poor families.

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles

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Eric Garcetti

9/9/16

The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, discusses his strategies to fight poverty in his city, and increase prosperity for all.

Exclusive interview – Corine Woodley

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Corine Woodley

7/29/16

In an exclusive conversation, Corine Woodley, the mother of Gavin Eugene Long, the military veteran who killed three police officers in Baton Rouge discusses the shootings, her son, and the impact the tragedy has had on the community and the nation.

Tom Ridge

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Tom Ridge

7/29/16

‘The Tavis Smiley Show’ takes a look at the Democratic Party’s platform on foreign policy, from an alternative point of view with former Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge.