SiriusXM's Joe Madison To Host 'An American Conversation -- We Are All Americans," On Race And Society
September 29, 2015 at 1:01 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM's JOE MADISON will moderate the brand-new series, "An AMERICAN Conversation – We Are All AMERICANS," focused on the need for a national dialogue about race in this country. The series will feature additional SIRIUSXM hosts in subsequent editions, and journey to locations around the country to facilitate this national conversation.
The first installment, hosted from SIRIUSXM’s WASHINGTON, D.C., headquarters, will be a roundtable discussion on the school-to-prison pipeline. The panel will feature leading experts from the worlds of education and politics, including U.S. Secretary of Education ARNE DUNCAN; Rep. BOBBY SCOTT (D-VA); Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools KAYA HENDERSON, and Chief Judge, U.S. DISTRICT COURT RICHARD ROBERTS, among many more.
MADISON will lead the panelists in an in-depth conversation that focuses on improving the conditions that have contributed to pushing predominantly minority youth into the prison system. The special will debut exclusively on SIRIUSXM’s URBAN VIEW channel 126 on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th at 7a (ET) and replay multiple times throughout the weekend.
"An AMERICAN Conversation" series will continue to air throughout the year and into 2016, tackling numerous issues related to race which are critical to AMERICANS of all backgrounds. Inspired by conversations happening within households across the country, "An AMERICAN Conversation" aims to raise awareness about underreported issues and find actionable solutions to the problems the country faces.
“JOE MADISON is kicking off a series of candid conversations with the leaders of our nation and our communities,” said SIRIUSXM President/Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN. “Radio can do more than entertain and JOE is more than just a host behind a mic. He regularly travels across AMERICA to hear directly from his listeners, encouraging them to have their voices heard. This is just the start of a series where all AMERICANS, regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation, can learn from one another and lead our nation forward.”
The notion of not just debating serious topics, but also working with others to find solutions, aligns with MADISON’s lifelong passion. An activist who at just 24 was named Executive Director of the 10,000-member DETROIT NAACP chapter, MADISON is now a broadcaster who readily dives into the thick of the debate, making him the perfect voice for "An American Conversation."