October 31, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates learns about the legacy of rock & roll legend Sam Cooke from Mark Naison, a professor at Fordham University who's teaching a course called "From Rock n' Roll to Hip Hop."
October 31, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates reports on this month's WORTHY project, The Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum in Detroit.
October 31, 2002 Tech guru Omar Wasow talks to Karen Grigsby Bates about the new generation of personal digital assistants (PDAs).
October 31, 2002 Commentator Michael Eric Dyson tells Karen Grigsby Bates that a new theory of the cosmos should make us reconsider our place in the universe and our relationships with one another.
October 31, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with Green Party candidates Donna Warren and Jonathan D. Farley about the party's attempt to win African American votes with its stance on issues ranging from reparations to affirmative action.
October 31, 2002 About 200 Haitians splashed ashore in Florida this week, but will probably be deported. Karen Grigsby Bates talks to Marleine Bastien, founder and president of Haitian Women of Miami, and Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, about U.S. immigration policy.
October 29, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates interviews Manning Marable and Leeth Mullings, co-editors of the new book Freedom: A Photographic History of the African American Struggle.
October 29, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with Nicole Bailey Williams, author of A Little Piece of Sky. This debut novel is a coming-of-age story about an inner city girl who overcomes the challenges of her background to find success and learn to value herself.
October 29, 2002 New evidence suggests that the five men convicted of raping the Central Park jogger in 1989 may have had nothing to do with the crime. Karen Grigsby Bates talks to University of Albany professor Frankie Bailey, and Tim Sullivan, author of Unequal Verdicts: The Central Park Jogger Trials, about the implications of the new evidence for the criminal justice system.
October 28, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates interviews Earl Black, co-author of The Rise of the Southern Republicans, about the political transformation of the South.
October 28, 2002 Sports commentator George Johnson returns and talks to Karen Grigsby Bates about the World Series, the NBA, and other sports news.
October 28, 2002 Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large of the American Prospect magazine, talks with Karen Grigsby Bates about the life and legacy of Senator Paul Wellstone.
October 28, 2002 Many African Americans were shocked and concerned when authorities revealed that the men suspected in the Washington, D.C. area sniper case were black. Karen Grigsby Bates talks about what the race of the suspects means to Americans with Dr. Na'im Akbar, a professor of psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, and Dr. Katheryn Russell Brown, a criminology professor at the University of Maryland and the author of The Color of Crime.
October 25, 2002 Karen Grigsby Bates talks to music critic Stephen Ivory about the comebacks of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.
October 23, 2002 Correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates speaks about Red Hot & Riot, the latest album from the Red Hot organization aimed at raising money and awareness in the fight against AIDS. She talks with producer Paul Heck and soul singer Kelis about this album, which honors Nigerian artist and activist Fela Kuti.
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