In Black America Produced at KUT, In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African American experience. John Hanson profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America. Guests include civil rights leaders, educators, artists, athletes and writers describing their experiences, achievements and work in chronicling and advancing the quality of African American life.
In Black America

In Black America

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Produced at KUT, In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African American experience. John Hanson profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America. Guests include civil rights leaders, educators, artists, athletes and writers describing their experiences, achievements and work in chronicling and advancing the quality of African American life.More from In Black America »

Most Recent Episodes

Paul Porter (Ep. 37, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Motown Gospel recording artist Paul Porter, about his career in music as a solo artist and as founder of the Christianaires, and about his triumph over a near-fatal 1996 brain aneurism.

Jeff Ballou (Ep. 36, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Jeff Ballou, News Editor at Al Jazeera Media Network and the 110th President of the National Press Club. He is also the first African American president of the Club.

The Late George T. "Mickey" Leland (Ep. 35, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1981 conversation with the late George T. "Mickey" Leland, former U.S. Representative from the 18th Congressional District of Houston, Texas and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Leland died in a plane crash in Africa in 1989.

Dr. Charles S. Corprew III (Ep. 34, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Charles S. Cornrow III, a transformational consultant and speaker, and founder and president of WY-Revolution Consulting, regarding his research into the development of African American adolescents and emerging adults.

The Detroit Riot of 1967 with Rochelle Riley (Ep. 33, 2017)

Producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Rochelle Riley, columnist at the Detroit Press, about the roots and causes of the Detroit Riot of 1967, how the event shaped Detroit and how the city has moved on in the last 50 years.

Margot Lee Shetterly (Ep. 32, 2017)

Producer and host John L. Hanson discusses the group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "Human Computers" with Margot Lee Sheerly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.

Angela Shelf Medearis (Ep. 31, 2017)

Producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Angela Shelf Medearis, founder and President of Diva Productions and Book Boosters Inc, and an award-winning children's books and cookbook author, about her literary and television career, as well as current and future projects.

Dr. Foye Ikyaator (Ep. 30, 2017)

Producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Foye Ikyaator, Nigerian-born emergency room physician and founder and Medical Director of Life Savers ER in Houston, Texas, whose goal is to provide high quality, affordable and efficient urgent care.

Moses Shepherd (Ep. 29, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Moses Shepherd, founder and CEO of Ace Petroleum, a Detroit-based national fuel distributor, and founder of Ace Investment Group, LLC, the largest local housing provider for non-profit agencies in Detroit.

Joyce F. King, pt. 2 (Ep. 28, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Joyce F. King, broadcaster, columnist and author of Exonerated: A Brief and Dangerous Freedom, the story of her relationship with the late James Lee Woodard, a wrongfully convicted prisoner exonerated in 2008.

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