ABOUT I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

I SEE U is a unique new program that gives voice to those who have often been unheard. Hosted by Houston Public Media’s Eddie Robinson, I SEE U explores cultural identity through the stories of people and places and their lived experience. Eddie guides fascinating conversations with newsmakers who share their personal histories, their struggles and their triumphs. In listening, we learn to empathize and hopefully experience a few ‘a-ha’ moments for ourselves.

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Author and Journalist Tim Spofford, Kenneth and Mamie Clark, Kenneth Clark performing the infamous Doll Test

I SEE U, Episode 106: Playing With Dolls, To End Segregation – with journalist Tim Spofford

Author and journalist Tim Spofford offers up a compelling biography of two young Black psychologists, Kenneth and Mamie Clark, whose contributions in civil rights for Blacks and the ...

Fordham Law Professor and author Dr. Tanya Katerí Hernández

I SEE U, Episode 105: Latino Sounds of Anti-Blackness with Fordham Law Professor Tanya Hernández

Legal scholar Tanya Hernández reveals how the politics of race, ethnicity and skin color can impact and influence how communities of color view themselves and discriminate against each ...

South African President and activist Nelson Mandela Photographer: John Parkin from Associated Press

I SEE U, Episode 104: How to Avert a Civil War with South African Journalist Justice Malala

Acclaimed author Justice Malala sheds light on an unforgettable moment in history when South Africa was on the brink of a full-scale civil war after the assassination of ...

Atlanta Civil Rights Financier Norris Herndon and the Herndon family

I SEE U, Episode 42: The Gay Black Civil Rights Financier [Encore]

I SEE U examines the mystique behind the late millionaire, Norris Herndon, as a disappearing family legacy looms before the public knows anything about them. This episode is ...

Activist Daniel Banks

I SEE U, Episode 103: Blood in The Bricks: Moving In On The KKK with Activist Daniel Banks

A Texas-based consortium of organizations known as “Transform 1012” is working to convert one of the last known former headquarters built by the Ku Klux Klan into a ...

NY Times Best Selling Children's Author, Tami Charles.

I SEE U, Episode 70: Seeing (Me) Is Believing with New York Times best-selling author Tami Charles [Encore]

New York Times best-selling author, Tami Charles, acknowledges some improvement, but says there still exists a large diversity gap in children’s book publishing-adding that this disparity directly impacts ...

University of Texas at Austin professor, Author of Civil War By Other Means, historian and host of the This is Democracy podcast, Jeremi Suri

I SEE U, Episode 102: What Kind of American are U? Revisiting Jan 6th with acclaimed historian, Jeremi Suri

Distinguished professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin and author, Jeremi Suri, builds an interesting case in his latest book of connecting the post-Civil War ...

Mayor Sylvester Turner

I SEE U, Episode 101: Sylvester Turner: Mayor of Heaven, Hell and Houston [Encore]

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner sits down with I SEE U inside of his office for an unguarded chat about how he led the nation’s fourth largest city through ...

Environmental Justice Activist Roishetta Ozane

I SEE U, Episode 75: An Injustice To Remain Silent with Clean Energy Researcher Roishetta Ozane [Encore]

Environmental justice advocate, Roishetta Ozane, reveals the social challenges in addressing the impacts of climate change, as devastating storms and a booming industrial buildout continue to engulf Southwest ...

Palestinian Artist Nai Barghouti

I SEE U, Episode 79: XENA, Palestinian Warrior Princess [Encore]

Classically trained flute player and renowned soloist, Nai Barghouti takes her distinct, Arabic jazz fusion into the world of electronic music, offering up rousing vocals to a high-energy ...

Houston Rapper Fat Tony

I SEE U, Episode 40: The Fans LoveSexy Fat Tony [Encore]

Houston’s own Fat Tony breaks down the future of rap music, issues out a warning to digital music consumers, and shares his thoughts on what makes the Bayou ...

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted the Culture Director, Sharon "Rocky" Roggio.

I SEE U, Episode 81: A Mistranslation of Biblical Proportions with Documentarian Sharon “Rocky” Roggio [Encore]

Documentarian Sharon “Rocky” Roggio presents a compelling case in her directorial film debut that Christian opposition to homosexuality is based on a 1946 biblical mistranslation of Greek text. ...

Actor Glynn Turman Photo Credit: Bobby Quillard (www.quillardinc.com).

I SEE U, Episode 86: Glynn Turman is The Glynn-aissance Man [Encore]

Renowned actor and three-time NAACP Image Award winner, Glynn Turman provides a poignant audio memoir of the triumphs and tribulations of creating legacy in the art of acting. ...

Mayor Sylvester Turner

I SEE U, Episode 101: Sylvester Turner: Mayor of Heaven, Hell and Houston

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner sits down with I SEE U inside of his office for an unguarded chat about how he led the nation’s fourth largest city through ...

(Pictured from Left to Right: A Town Called Victoria PBS flyer, Center: Members of the Victoria Islamic Center (from left to right) – Abe Ajrami, Dr. Shahid Hashmi and Omar Rachid, Right Image- Community Members of Victoria, TX (From Back left to Right then front) – Lanell Rachid, Abe Ajrami, Heidi Ajrami, Omar Rachid, Dr. Shahid Hashmi and Rakshi Hashmi.)

I SEE U, Episode 100: Victoria, Texas—A Town Like Yours

Our special 100th episode of I SEE U offers fresh insights into questions raised about identity and community solidarity around the country in a powerful conversation with the ...

From Left to Right- Activist Mac Hulslander, Civil Rights Activist Joan Mulholland, Award winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland and his mother Joan Mulholland

I SEE U, Episode 29: Civil Whites Movement [Encore]

Civil Rights activist Joan Mulholland speaks unguarded about being held on death row in a notorious Mississippi penitentiary. This episode is an encore of the December 18th, 2021 ...

Dr. Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin (Center-Left) and Phoebe Kilby (Center-Right). Authors of the book "Cousins"

I SEE U, Episode 58: Slavery Ties That Bind Freedom [Encore]

Two women, one Black and the other White, connected through slavery, share intimate moments about how they were able to forge a remarkable friendship despite their family’s painful ...

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