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This show is a series of expertly facilitated conversations with world experts in a variety of disciplines. These conversations illuminate problems, issues and solutions faced and considered by leaders and other professionals.

Upcoming Broadcasts

Join us on Thursday, October 13 @ 6pm EST for an informative conversation on racial discourse in schools with research scientist, Camilla Mutoni Griffiths, and developmental and social psychology Ph.D. student, Nicky Sullivan. Camilla Mutoni Griffiths is a research scientist at Stanford SPARQ - a ?do tank? that brings researchers and practitioners together to reduce disparities using behavioral science. She studies how our interactions with American institutions contribute to our racial attitudes and biases. Griffiths also received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford. Nicky Sullivan is a Ph.D. student in developmental and social psychology at Stanford University. In his research he explores how families have conversations about race and racism, and what the consequences of those conversations are for children. His current research focuses specifically on how to encourage White families to have more frequent and effective conversations about race and racism.
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On-Demand Episodes

In celebration of the 100th broadcast of the Perkins Platform, special guest and former New Orleans Mayor, Mitch Landrieu, joins us to discuss his New York Times best-selling book and leadership in Louisiana. Mitch Landrieu was the... more

Join us on Wednesday, April 21 @ 11:30pm EST for a two-part informative conversation. First, my daughter, Arin, will join me to discuss the award-winning book, The Poisoned City, by Anna Clark. Ms. Clark, a journalist living in Detroit... more

The Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) is an organization that strives to decrease chronic absenteeism by pairing trained volunteers with children and their families to provide them with the advocacy, resources and services necessary to... more

Once a homeless teenage mother, Fatihah Abdur-Rahma is now living her dream as an Elementary School Principal in Camden. Join us on April 7 @ 12pm to hear her incredible and inspiring journey to principalship. Fatihah is a passionate... more

Asian-American stereotypes have persisted since the early 1960s when the model minority stereotype first emerged. This broadcast is dedicated to a conversation about how Asian-Americans as the fastest growing minority group... more

Tune into this final in the series about how black children are oriented to American Society. This broadcast features a panel of black women and mothers of girls to discuss their words of wisdom given to their daugthers. Recently, the Talk that... more

Tune into this special 1-hour broadcast featuring a panel of incredible black men and fathers of boys to discuss the cautions and concerns about becoming a black man in America or what has been referred to as "the talk". Black men... more

This broadcast features a special guest, author, editor and commentator, William F. Spivey. We will discuss broadly the stunning relevance of Mr. Baldwin's writings nearly 60 years ago to today's racial context in America. Additionally, we will... more

This broadcast is the first in a 4-part series using the critically acclaimed manuscript from James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time. As part of their father-daughter book club, Dr. Perkins will introduce his daughter, Arin, as a... more

Tune in on Thursday, March 11 @ 12pm EST for another impactful conversation expanding on the data surrounding the increase in teen suicides in the US. Dr. Crystal L. Barksdale, Chief of the Minority Mental Health Research Program for... more