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

From KUT 90.5

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.

Most Recent Episodes

14th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards, pt. 2 (Ep. 20, 2019)

On this week's program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 2019 Fritz Pollard Awards, featuring NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Warwick Dunn, and Fritz Pollard Alliance founder John Wooten.

14th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards, pt. 1 (Ep. 19, 2019)

On this week's program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 2019 Fritz Pollard Awards, held during Super Bowl Week, honoring award recipient Michael Bidwell, plus a tribute to retiring Fritz Pollard Alliance founder and chairman John Wooten.

Dr. Garth Graham (Ep. 18, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Garth Graham, cardiologist, former Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.s. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of Minority Health, and Vice President of Community Health for Aetna, Inc.

Dr. Robert F. Jefferson (Ep. 17, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and author of Brothers in Valor: Battlefield Stories of the 89 African Americans Awarded the Medal of Honor.

Kimmie Horne (Ep. 16, 2019)

On this week's program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Kimmie Horne, international Jazz vocalist and recording artist, actress, spokesperson and model. Ms. Horne is the founder of the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival in Detroit.

Dr. Sheila Brooks (Ep. 15, 2019)

On this week's In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Dr. Sheila Brooks, founder, president ant CEO of SRB Communications, LLC, based in Washington, DC. Dr. Brooks is the author of Lucille H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice.

Dr. Derrick R. Brooms (Ep. 14, 2019)

On this week's program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the educational experiences of African American men in college with Dr. Derrick R. Brooms, assistant professor of Sociology and Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati. and author of Being Black, Being Male On Campus.

Nathan Araya (Ep. 13, 2019)

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Nathan Araya, African Movie Academy Award – nominated documentary filmmaker, community leader and public speaker whose current project is the travel documentary series "Growing Up in America."

Dr. Imani Perry, pt. 1 (Ep. 11, 2019)

On this week's In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Dr. Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

Lena Horne (Ep. 10, 2019)

On this week's In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview from 1983 with the late Lena Horne, the legendary singer, dancer, actress and civil rights activist whose career in film, television and theater spanned 70 years. Ms. Horne died in 2010.

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