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From newsmaker interviews and spotlight profiles to feature stories and news coverage, News & Notes shines a light on some of the most important topics and concerns of interest to African Americans today. The program offers unique insights and illuminatin

Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

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Tony Cox Says Goodbye

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

Host Tony Cox bids a final farewell, as News & Notes comes to an end.

'A Show With A Mission' Comes To An End

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

News & Notes executive producer Nicole Childers and senior supervising producer Christabel Nsiah-Buadi talk with Tony Cox about the broadcast's culmination and the show's mission to "illuminate the diversity of the African-American experience."

Sound Engineers Say Farewell

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

News & Notes drive engineer Marcia Caldwell and the show's technical director, Sherene Strausberg, talk with Tony Cox about their time behind the soundboards.

Stories Of Coltrane, King Leave Lasting Memories

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

Longtime News & Notes producer Roy Hurst talks with Tony Cox about the pieces he remembers most, including a special feature on the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and interviews with pianist Alice Coltrane and artist Noah Purifoy.

Sharing The Little-Known Story Of Allensworth

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

News & Notes editor Sasa Woodruff recalls one of her favorite segments, which focused on the 100th anniversary of Allensworth, Calif. The town was the first in the state to be funded and founded solely by African Americans.

Roundtable: AIG Scandal Sparks Blame Game

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

The AIG bonus controversy is shaping up to be the first big firestorm for the Obama administration, as the president vows to "fix the system and culture that made this possible." Plus, the hype surrounding the death of the newspaper industry is quickly becoming reality. For more, Tony Cox speaks with Jerome Vaughn and Marcus Mabry.

Obama Sells Econ Plan During California Tour

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

President Obama swept through California this week, fielding questions during two town hall meetings and sitting down with Tonight Show host Jay Leno. NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving recaps the president's trip and offers an update on the latest fallout over the AIG bonus controversy.

Responding To Your Letters

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

NPR's Tony Cox and News & Notes editor Sasa Woodruff read and respond to listeners' e-mails about the end of the program. Tomorrow marks the broadcast's final day on the air.

Chronicling Mike Tyson's Rise To Fame, Infamy

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

At the age of 20, Mike Tyson burst onto the boxing scene. He soon became one of the sport's most feared and revered boxers, but along with the fame came controversy. A new documentary, Tyson, aims to shed some fresh light on this troubled life.

Obama Picks UNC In NCAA Tournament Final Four

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

With March Madness in full swing, even President Obama is filling out his college basketball brackets. Tony Cox talks with New York Times sports columnist Bill Rhoden.

Recalling Profiles Of A Politician, Jazz Legend

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

Producer Joanne Griffith joined News & Notes the week of the 2008 Republican National Convention. She recalls as two of her favorite segments, a feature on the personal and political life of former presidential candidate John McCain, plus a profile of jazz legend Hazel Scott.

An Unexpected Trip Back To Hip Hop's Early Days

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

News & Notes producer Drew Tewksbury has worked on segments ranging from Internet addiction to Ethiopian jazz, but as he tells Tony Cox, a segment he produced featuring old school hip hoppers Yo-Yo and Spinderella remains his favorite.

Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Career, Quells Rumors

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

In a career that spans almost 20 years, Jada Pinkett Smith has built a portfolio as an actress, singer, songwriter, and director. She talks with Tony Cox about her new TNT drama and addresses rumors about her marriage to actor Will Smith and allegations that a school she co-founded has ties to Scientology.

Remembering A Vivid Description Of Food Addiction

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

News & Notes producer Sonata Lee Narcisse talks with Tony Cox about a memorable segment she produced on food addiction.

Roundtable: Online Activism Surrounds Stimulus Bill

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400

Can a black online advocacy group convince a GOP governor to take his state's federal stimulus funds? Our bloggers weigh in on that, the AIG bonus outrage, and reflect on their experiences with News & Notes. On today's final bloggers' roundtable, Tony Cox talks with Carmen Dixon, Kevin Ross, and Baratunde Thurston.