Tavis Smiley and Cornel West
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West join Kim McLarin for a provocative conversation on race, black leadership, and accountability.
Capturing Black Life: A Conversation with Photo Historian Deborah Willis
Photographer and photo historian Deborah Willis discusses her life and work.
Searching for Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed
2010 MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient Annette Gordon-Reed. (Originally broadcast January 8, 2009) Before winning the MacArthur award, Professor Gordon-Reed sat down for a lengthy interview on Basic Black to discuss her book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.
Jazz and Rock Drummer Cindy Blackman
Basic Black host Kim McLarin speaks with jazz and rock drummer Cindy Blackman.
Poetry & Conversation with Afaa Michael Weaver
Poet Afaa Michael Weaver talks about the life stories that inspire his work.
A Conversation with Boston Superintendent Carol Johnson
Superintendent Carol Johnson joins host Kim McLarin in a conversation about her goals for the Boston public school system and the challenges that she faces.
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(Originally broadcast on April 8, 2010) Last week, a United Nations conference of international donors for Haiti pledged over five billion dollars towards the rebuilding of the country. This week Basic Black discusses the current state of life and rebuilding in Haiti as well as the continuing impact on Boston's Haitian community. Our panelists: Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for WGBH Radio; Carline Desire, Executive Director of the Association for Haitian Women in Boston; Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show, WGBH Radio; Alix Cantave, Associate Director of the Trotter Institute at UMass Boston; and Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University.
News updates from WGBH