Oct 31, 2012
The Smiley and West Show, featuring Tavis Smiley and Cornell West, was booted off WBEZ last month, but it’s landed two new homes, Robert Feder reports – a Sunday afternoon show at WCPT AM 820, starting this weekend, and a Saturday morning slot at WVON AM 1690, starting November 10.
WCPT is featuring a “Smiley and West Uncensored” marathon starting Saturday at 10 p.m. and running till Sunday at 7 a.m.
Smiley and West, the radio and TV host and the radical academic who have criticized President Obama’s lack of attention to poverty, will also appear live in Chicago a week from Thursday in a post-election conversation with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Among the subjects at hand is the “tsunami of Super PAC-funded negative ads” and the media’s role in “furthering this erosion of our democracy.”
The program takes place Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at Northwestern Law School. 375 E. Chicago, and is free. It’s sponsored by Haymarket Books, which has published Goodman’s new book, The Silenced Majority.