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LISTEN: Martin Talks with Corey Ealons, Lenny McAllister To Hand out Year-End “Tell Me Awards” (NPR) (December 31, 2013)

In Audio on January 6, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Who had the best vocal performances in the world of politics and civics? Listen into this special edition of “Tell Me More” on National Public Radio (New Year’s Eve, 2013)

WASHINGTON, DC / PITTSBURGH  (December 31, 2013) – (Courtesy National Public Radio) Every year is filled with political missteps, blunders, and gaffes – and 2013 was no exception. Host Michel Martin sits down with former Obama administration adviser Corey Ealons and conservative commentator Lenny McAllister to hand out this year’s ‘Tell Me Awards’ for the best and worst political performances of the year.

Catch this version of Tell Me Moreby clicking the hyperlink or the picture above.


LISTEN: McAllister Sits In at “The Barbershop” on NPR

In Audio on October 27, 2013 at 9:40 am
Lenny at Greensboro Counter June 2013

CLICK PICTURE FOR SEGMENT (COURTESY NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO) “…We’re in era where racial animus is cool once again, and you can do it under the guise of saying, well, I voted for a black president, I’m not racist…(a)nd I think that anybody overlooks that is running a very dangerous risk…”

PITTSBURGH / CLEVELAND / CHICAGO / WASHINGTON, DC (October 25, 2013) (Courtesy of National Public Radio and WESA, Pittsburgh) A young black man is suing high-end retailer Barneys, saying he was arrested after buying a $350 belt. Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys for a fresh cut on that story and the rest of the week’s news.

With us from Pittsburgh, Lenny McAllister. He’s host of “The McAllister Minute” on American Urban Radio Network. In Chicago, Arsalan Iftikhar. He’s senior editor of the Islamic Monthly and founder of And we caught up with him in St. Louis today from National Review magazine and the Texas Public Policy Foundation, chief counsel Mario Loyola.

“…we’re already risking a generation of African-American young men that are going to be lost…even if they’re talented, even if they’re doing the right things, they’re often overlooked by the mainstream whether it’s economically or in the media… we have to be very, very careful to be mindful… so that we can optimize all the talent in America, especially at a time where we’re struggling economically and socially…” (Lenny McAllister, “The Barbershop” )

Catch this version of “The Barbershop” by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above. Also catch “The McAllister Minute” on the American Urban Radio Network, where “The McAllister Minute” commentary is aired on over 400 stations throughout the AURN network.

LISTEN: Goff, Martin, and McAllister Discuss Bachman and GOP on “Tell Me More”

In Audio on June 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm
Tell Me More_May 31 2013

“If you remember, (Bachman) really got Rick Perry into trouble (during the GOP Primary debates). She’s the one that said when you flip 999 upside down, the devil’s in the details. She did a good job of doing that, but when she was the quote-unquote ‘frontrunner’ for a very brief period of time, she did not handle that role very well…with the controversies that have come up and the fact that she barely won in 2012, she was going to have her own devil-in-the-details time… trying to win in 2014…this is a good time for her to (go into the) sunset…”


CHICAGO (May 31, 2013) – (Courtesy National Public Radio) Tea Party favorite Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has announced she’s won’t run for re-election. But what does the news mean for the Tea Party movement, and the rest of the GOP? Host Michel Martin discusses this and other political news with Republican strategist Lenny McAllister and The Root’s Keli Goff.




Listen to this debate segment on NPR’s “Tell Me More” by clicking HERE or by clicking on the picture above.




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