As I discover I am officially the last to know . . . The Tavis Smiley Show is no longer on the radio. Replaced by the same-themed "NPR News With Tony Cox" and essentially the same show (so far), Tavis has jumped the NPR ship saying they didn't do enough to grow. Given how badly NPR screwed up with the Bob Edwards thing last summer I thought this was interesting in a kind of "they're still being ignorant fucks?" kinda way. For non-Umurukun monkeys, The Tavis Smiley show was a radio talk show with various guests and news items from an African-American perspective that garnered a very diverse audience.
Tavis Smiley has left the building and NPR is the reason why. If you remember the Bob Edwards flap, you may be interested to read these.