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BlogTalkRadio Host Tavis Smiley Announces $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

Tavis SmileyAs you may know, talented PBS broadcaster is now heading up The Tavis Smiley Network on BlogTalkRadio, in addition to hosting Tavis Talks every weekday at 4PM ET. 

Tavis announced today that, in partnership with the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, he will be launching a $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge to help address three key issues our society is facing today: hunger, education and sustainability.  The 3 winners will be awarded $25,000 each and announced on The Tavis Smiley Network on BlogTalkRadio in early January 2014! Be sure to follow Tavis Talks to get more info and hear that special broadcast.

With this challenge, Tavis hopes to motivate aspiring entrepreneurs to develop feasible solutions for these areas of need and bring positive change to communities across America:

“Solutions to the many daunting problems facing the United States and the global community will come from a diversity of thinking in the areas of science, engineering and technology,” says Smiley. “I can think of no better way to invest in our collective well being than to invest in the minds of the future.”

Applications are due October 13th, 2013. For more information on the challenge and how to submit go to http://www.tavistalks.com/socialinnovator or follow the hashtag #socialinnovator on Twitter.

Congrats to host Tavis Smiley for launching such an impactful challenge!

Introducing the Tavis Smiley Network on BlogTalkRadio


We’re pleased to announce that celebrated public-radio broadcaster and PBS host Tavis Smiley has joined BlogTalkRadio! Today marks the debut of the Tavis Smiley Network, or TSN, a network of programs developed exclusively for BlogTalkRadio. TSN is anchored by “Tavis Talks,” a daily twenty-minute program hosted by Smiley which premieres today at 4PM ET, and features an all-star lineup of expert hosts and personalities hand-picked by Tavis himself.


“Tavis Talks,” heralding Tavis’ return to LIVE, call-in radio, will offer up-to-the-minute news and conversation with celebrities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, business, tech, spirituality and cultural affairs. In addition, TSN will feature new shows by hosts focusing on relationships and advice (Rolonda Watts), diet and lifestyle (Robert Ferguson), social media in business, sports, and entertainment (Beverly Macy), the news media (John Daly), America’s growing responsible fatherhood movement and the importance of mentoring (Kenneth Braswell), politics and pop culture (Stephanie Robinson) and humor (Rick Najera). Other shows will be announced and added to the line-up in the coming weeks.

If you’re interested in Smart talk. Online, check below for the full TSN Schedule and be sure to follow these shows to get notified of upcoming broadcasts! You can read more about the launch of the network in The New York Times here!

TSN Schedule