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Michael and Pele Bennett (Ep. 28, 2020)

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with NFL defensive lineman Michael Bennett and his wife, food advocate Pele Bennett, discussing Mouthpeace, their new, ground-breaking podcast that addresses a variety of provocative, personal topics.

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Texas Standard: March 2, 2020

Despite big spending by the candidates in Texas including rally’s, robo calls and door to door canvassing, many Texas democrats say they’re still not sure who’ll they’ll vote for tomorrow. We’ll hear how they’re doing the political math. Plus, fear fueling a major price drop in a clash between the Texas energy industry and the…

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Texas Standard: January 7, 2019

Crisis on the border? Depends on who you ask. We’ll check in with McAllen’s Mayor to find out what he’s seeing and what he’d tell President Trump. Also, Texas’s largest school district gets some harsh attention from the Governor. How we got to this point and what’s next. And it’s game day. The college football…

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Texas Standard: April 27, 2018

Can the Governor force a disgraced ex Congressman to compensate taxpayers for the costs of a special election to replace him? We’ll explore your questions. Also, the National Rifle Association is coming to Dallas for its national convention next week. A writer for the Dallas Morning News says its coming full circle in a sense,…

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The Bart Starr Awards (Ep. 16, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 30th Super Bowl Breakfast, with 2017 Bart Starr Award recipient Matthew Slater, along with Jackie Slater, James Brown and Tony Dungy.

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Texas Standard: November 4, 2016

In the works as we speak: an emergency spending plan for the agency responsible for at risk kids, but is it enough? We’ll explore. Also, by now you’re likely sick of hearing how sick we are of this political season. All the negativity bad for civic engagement? Why the extra long early voting lines suggest…

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The Life of Tom Landry, the Man in the Hat

Tom Landry and Charles Schulz died on the same day: Feb. 12, 2000. Mike Thompson, the Detroit Free Press cartoonist honored them both with a cartoon showing them entering the pearly gates together. Schulz was depicted as Charlie Brown and Landry had his arm around him. Landry said, “Now a few pointers on kicking a…

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The 2016 Bart Starr Awards (Ep. 15, 2016)

John L. Hanson presents program highlights and comments from the 29th Annual Super Bowl Breakfast, honoring NFL players who best exemplify outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community.

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Texas Standard: September 15, 2015

The clock is ticking on the Waco biker shootout case: nine dead, 177 arrested, no formal charges-does it add up? Also, Rick Perry never made it to the big stage in the debates, never polled high enough. With the next event set for tomorrow night, has the structure of the debates become a self-fulfilling prophecy?…

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Sports Leadership and Innovation, with Daron Roberts (Ep. 35, 2015)

A discussion of sports leadership and transition strategy with Daron Roberts, former NFL coach, university lecturer and founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation at the University of Texas.

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The 8th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards (Ep. 15, 2015)

In Black America presents addresses and interviews with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL head coaches Ron Rivera and Jim Caldwell, and Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation co-founder and chairman John Wooden.

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