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Duke Fakir and Mary Wilson (Ep. 42, 2019)

On this week’s edition of In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Motown legends Abdul “Duke” Fakir, a founding member of The Four Tops, and Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes. Both were participants in The Summit on Race in America this Spring, at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Claudette A. Robinson (Ep. 41, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Claudette A. Robinson, a founding member of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and a recent participant in The Summit On Race In America, at the LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas at Austin.

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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.

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Frank Washington, pt. 1 (Ep. 2, 2019)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation about the history and future of the automobile industry with Frank Washington, Managing Partner and Editor of About That Car-Dot-Com, a website that features columns and features on all manner of automotive matters.

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Deon L. Hogan (Ep. 48, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Deon L. Hogan,cancer survivor, former Michigan high school track record holder, college All-American, and author of Sometimes Rain Will Show You The Light: A Parable By A Cancer Survivor.

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Veronica Brown (Ep. 37, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Detroit-born singer Veronica Brown about her career as an award-winning Gospel recording artist, and about her equally successful previous career as a Dance and R&B recording artist.

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The Honorable Greg Mathis (Ep. 25, 2018)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with The Honorable Greg Mathis, former Superior Court Judge for Michigan’s 36th District Court, known as “the judge of second chances,” and host of the long-running reality TV program The Judge Mathis Show.

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Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson (Ep. 10, 2016)

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson, a Clinical Professor at Texas A&M University and author of a study examining the declining numbers of African American teachers in the nation’s public schools.

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Texas Standard: January 19, 2018

Not ready for Prime time? Houstonians wonder how they missed out as two other Texas cities make Amazon’s cut for a possible second HQ, we’ll have the latest. Also, when disaster strikes, who’s gotcha covered? A new investigation by the Austin American Statesman finds billions of dollars in Texas state property uninsured, and taxpayers routinely…

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The Honorable Greg Mathis (Ep. 46, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Greg Mathis, former Superior Court Judge for Michigan’s 36th District Court and host of the long-running reality TV program “The Judge Mathis Show.”

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Jarrett Bell, pt. 2 (Ep. 44, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson concludes his conversation with Jarrett Bell, NFL columnist with USA Today and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

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Jarrett Bell, pt. 1 (Ep. 43, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Jarrett Bell, NFL columnist with USA Today and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, about his career as a sports journalist.

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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.

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Rance Allen (Ep. 3, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with legendary Gospel recording artist Bishop Rance Allen, celebrating The Rance Allen Group’s 40th year in the Gospel music industry and the release of their 25th album.

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Joe Madison (Ep. 51, 2016)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” award-winning national talk show host on Sirius/XM Urban View Radio and former Executive Director of Detroit’s NAACP branch.

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A Tribute to Ron Banks (Ep. 12, 2016)

In Black America presents a 2008 conversation with the late Ron Banks, who passed away in 2020.  Banks was the lead singer and a founding member of Detroit singing group The Dramatics.

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Million Dollars Worth of Nerve with Ken Coleman, pt.2 (Ep. 32, 2015)

The conclusion of a conversation with Ken Coleman, journalist and author of “Million Dollars Worth of Nerve: Twenty-One People Who Helped to Power Black Bottom, Paradise Valley and Detroit’s Lower East Side.”

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Million Dollars Worth of Nerve with Ken Coleman (Ep. 31, 2015)

A conversation with Ken Coleman, Detroit-based communications consultant and author of “Million Dollars Worth of Nerve: Twenty-One African Americans Who Helped Power Black Bottom, Paradise Valley and Detroit’s

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A Tribute to Ron Banks (Ep. 21, 2015)

In Black America presents a conversation with the late Ron Banks, who passed away in 2010. A Detroit native, Banks was lead singer and a founding member of The Dramatics.

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A Tribute to Ron Banks (Ep. 21, 2014)

A tribute to the life and musical legacy of the late Ron Banks, a Detroit native who was the leader and founding member of veteran R&B vocal group The Dramatics, who passed away in March, 2010.

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