Texas Standard: September 28, 2020

With almost two weeks to go before the first ballots are cast in Texas for the general election, a court decision that could change the rules for voters. A federal court tosses new rules against straight ticket voting and the state attorney general plans an appeal. We’ll hear what the impact could be for Texas…

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African Americans and Media with Dr. Darrell M. Newton, PhD. (Ep. 44, 2015)

A discussion of the presentation of African Americans in media and on TV, and the role of black media in informing and representing African Americans, with Dr. Darrell E. Newton, Associate Dean and professor in the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Salisbury University.

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Journalist and Novelist Reshonda Tate Billingsley (Ep. 43, 2015)

Award-winning journalist and author and University of Texas graduate Reshonda Tate Billingsley talks about her writing career and her boutique publishing company, Brown Girls Publishing.

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Slavery and American Capitalism with Dr. Edward E. Baptist (Ep. 42, 2015)

A discussion of the history and the economic and cultural legacy of slavery in America with Dr. Edward E. Baptist, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University and author of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and The Making of American Capitalism.

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The Honorable Ron Kirk, Pt. 2 (Ep. 41, 2015)

The conclusion of a conversation with the Honorable Ron Kirk, former Dallas Mayor and U.S. Trade Ambassador, and Senior of Counsel in the Dallas and Washington, D.C. offices of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher.

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An inside look at the North American International Auto Show, aka The Detroit Auto Show, with Frank S. Washington, owner and editor of

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Achieving Excellence with Joann Tolbert-Yancy (Ep. 13, 2014)

Joann Tolbert-Yancy, founder, president and CEO of Jotoski Consulting Firm and host of the Dream Pusher radio show, discusses her career in college recruiting, business and motivational speaking.

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Minority and Women’s Issues, part 2, with Sheila Brooks (Ep. 12, 2014)

A discussion of entrepreneurship and small business development with Sheila Brooks, Emmy Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and minority and women’s advocate.

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Four Who Have Made A Difference (Ep. 10, 2014)

Black History Month profiles of EPA whistle-blower Marsha Coleman Adebayo, law professor and author Michelle Alexander, and innovative entrepreneurs Clayton Redmon and Tirrell Whitley.

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Roots: The Alex Haley Story (Ep. 9, 2014)

A special Black History Month tribute to the late Alexander Murray Palmer Haley, the author of the 1976 book Roots and co-author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

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A Tribute to the late Lena Horne (Ep. 8, 2014)

A special Black History Month program, a 1983 interview with Lena Horne, who passed away in 2010. The iconic entertainer discusses her life and career as a singer, actress, dancer and civil rights activist.

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A conversation with Angela Burt-Murray, talk show host, former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, and co-founder and editorial director of Cocoa Media Group and lifestyle website

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Breaking Color Lines with the late John Chase (Ep. 6, 2014)

An interview with the late John S. Chase, the first African American to enroll in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas, and the first licensed black architect in the state of Texas.

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Remembering the Late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 5, 2014)

A tribute to the late civil rights leader, featuring archival audio of his speeches and funeral, and remembrances from the Honorable Andrew Young and President Barack Obama.

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College and NBA Basketball, with T.J. Ford (Ep. 4, 2014)

Former UT and NBA basketball player looks back on a successful yet injury-ridden career in basketball, and his induction into the University of Texas Men’s Athletics Hall of Honor.

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A Tribute to the late John Hope Franklin (Ep. 3, 2014)

An examination of the career and legacy of John Hope Franklin, distinguished and prolific scholar and historian of African American history.

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Work-life Realities and Higher Education with Dr. Jerlando Jackson, (Ep. 2, 2014)

Experiences in higher education and leadership possibilities with Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Professor of Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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In This Life Together, with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Ep. 1, 2014)

A 1998 interview with the stage and film actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee as they remember their distinguished careers as artists and civil rights activists in their dual autobiography.

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