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A More Perfect Union

A MORE PERFECT UNION with Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey

Sundays 10AM-12PM

Hosted by journalist, educator, and KBLA Talk 1580 Chief National Affairs Analyst, Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey, “A More Perfect Union” promises to deliver national news of consequence, informed opinion, and analysis beyond the headlines. Every Sunday you can expect compelling content carefully curated by Dr. Nii-Quartelai, an “Oprah” show alumni and Washington D.C. insider with L.A. street credibility as an advocate, organizer, and changemaker. If you’re looking to be engaged, enlightened, and empowered about issues related to national politics, elections, identity, culture change, and social justice, “A More Perfect Union” was designed for you! This two-hour national public affairs program, executive produced by Tavis Smiley, will feature notable journalists, industry leaders, lawmakers, changemakers, tastemakers, and ordinary people motivated to do their part to reach beyond today’s divisions, make sense out of news of the day, and offer us all a chance to build a more perfect union.


Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey hosts “A More Perfect Union” and serves as Chief National Affairs Correspondent for KBLA Talk 1580, in addition to being a National Affairs Contributor for TheGrio, political commentator as seen on MSNBC, Guest Lecturer at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and highly regarded public intellectual on matters at the nexus of organizational leadership and social responsibility. He is often sought out to comment on issues related to racial equity, public policy, elections, culture, and identity. During the 2020 election cycle he served as Senior Policy Advisor to Biden-Harris Presidential Campaign and for almost a decade he supercharged AARP’s community, state, and national multicultural affairs work as the first AARP Senior Advisor & National LGBTQ Liaison. Dr. Quartey primarily lives between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @drniiquartelai


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Tavis Smiley. A Conversation with Councilmembers.

A motion was filed in LA City Council by Harris-Dawson and Price regarding the legality of withholding salary payments to Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas in the wake of his suspension by the LA City Council pending the resolution of litigation brought against him by federal authorities. The motion calls for the City Attorney to report back to the Council in 10 days on the legality of City Controller Ron Galperin’s decision to withhold Ridley-Thomas’s salary.

Both Councilmembers will join Tavis Smiley on Monday for an in-depth discussion to unpack the details.

LA City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson.
LA City Councilmember Curren Price.
LIVE on Tavis Smiley.
This coming Monday at 9amPST.
On KBLA Talk 1580.

We’ve got a lot to talk about. ✊🏽