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.

Most Recent Episodes

Leon Robinson (Ep. 35, 2019)

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson presents a conversation with actor, singer-songwriter and film producer Leon Robinson, known for his portrayals of David Ruffin and Little Richard, and as leader of reggae-soul band Leon and The Peoples.

Judge Damon Keith with Peter J. Hammer (Ep. 34, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host Joh L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Federal Judge Damon J. Keith, with Peter J. Hammer, Wayne State University Law professor and author of Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith.

Joel G. Baker (Ep. 33, 2019)

On this week's In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Austin, Texas Fire Chief Joel G. Baker, Austin's first African American Fire Department Chief, whose career includes more than 30 years in Atlanta, including 3 years as fire chief there

Selena Sage (Ep. 32, 2019)

On this week's program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Selena Sage, inspirational speaker, owner of Zen Tao Books and author of Get Free: Seven Simple Steps to Free Your Mind and Live Your Dreams.

Valerie Jarrett (Ep. 31, 2019)

On this week's In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, moderated by Brittany Packett this past spring at the Summit on Race in America: Liberty and Justice for All.

The Summit on Race in America, pt. 2 (Ep. 30, 2019)

On this week's program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a discussion with James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, Shemekiah Copeland, and Wyclef Jean at The Summit on Race in America: Liberty and Justice for All, held this Spring at the LBJ Presidential Library, on the campus of the University of Texas...

The Summit on Race in America, pt. 1 (Ep. 29, 2019)

On this week's program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, Shemekiah Copeland, and Wyclef Jean at The Summit on Race in America: Liberty and Justice for All, held this Spring at the LBJ Presidential Library, on the campus of the University of Texas...

Dolores Huerta and Andrew Young (Ep. 28, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson presents a conversation with co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association Dolores Huerta and Andrew Young, civil rights legend and former UN Ambassador, Congressman and Mayor of Atlanta, speaking at The Summit on Race in America, hosted by Mark Updegrove at the University...

Dr. Linda Burke (Ep. 27, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Linda Burke, a board-certified OB/GYN and author of The Smart Mother's Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Complications and Have a Healthy Baby.

Dr. Lorraine E. Branham (Ep. 26, 2019)

On this week's program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents and interview recorded in 2005 with the late Dr. Lorraine E. Branham, Dean and Professor of Journalism at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Dr. Branham died on April 2, 2019.

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