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Media Apperances - TV, Radio, and Film

As a nationally recognized speaker on the subject of education in general, and Math, Science and Technology education specifically, I am called often to give radio, television and print interviews concerning local and national educational issues. The following are Calvin's most recent appearances:

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Grandma's Hands A Tale of Love and Strength WWLTV - Eyewitness News, 5/10/12
Young Black Men Face Challenges In NOLA WDSU New Orleans Channel 6, 5/6/11
PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer – National
“100 Black Men” honor mentors – WBIRTV 02/06/08
“What’s The 411” with Glynn Boyd – ABC -26 New Orleans 3.9.05
CBS Eyewitness morning news with Sally Ann Roberts – WWL-TV New Orleans 4.11.05
Pittsburgh Today Live Morning Show – KDKA-TV CBS 4.20.05
American Black Journal – Detroit Public TV 4.14.05
ABC-26 Special Program: “The Netherlands Solution”, New Orleans 2.01.06
“Soul Issue: The African American Perspective”, Saginaw, MI   2.21.06
WALB News 10 Albany, GA, 3.24.06
Good Morning Kuwait (GMK), Kuwait City, Kuwait, 9.2006
Russian Broadcast Television, 9.2007

Radio List

The Sunday Journal, FM 98.5, New Orleans, LA
Talk Back, Talk Black, WBOK AM 1230, New Orleans, LA
The Tom Joyner Show (National Syndicated)
The Tavis Smiley Show (National Syndicated)
The Bev Smith Show (National Syndicated)
WHKM - Herman "Magic" Charles, New Orleans, LA
WMAY - AM, Abdul Shabazz, “Morning Show” Springfield, IL.
WGAU – 1340AM, “The Barbara Dooley Show”, Athens, GA. 
WINK – AM, “Jim Watkins Show”, Tampa, FL.
WFNT - AM,  "Come Heller High Water", Flint, MI
WWL – 990 AM “The Bob Christopher Show” Biz Radio 990 New Orleans, LA  3.10.05
Chad Rock Show – 700 AM Washington, DC
Don Markwell WACV -1170 AM, Montgomery, AL
Brent Clanton, BizRadio1320/KXYZ-AM, Houston, TX
“Nonchalant Cafe Hour" w/Steve Davey 4.1.05 – Western Michigan U., Kalamazoo, MI
KMEZ Old School FM 102.9, New Orleans, LA 4.11.05
55 Feedback- Pat Snyder WSAU, Milwaukee, WI, 4.26.05
The Guy Black Show, FM 102.9, New Orleans, LA 6.03.05
WWL – 990 AM “The Bob Christopher Show” Biz Radio 990 New Orleans, LA


When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
HBO (documentary)
Director: Spike Lee
August 16, 2006

In August 2005, the American city of New Orleans was struck by the powerful Hurricane Katrina. Although the storm was damaging by itself, that was not the true disaster. That happened when the city’s flooding safeguards like levees failed and put most of the city, which is largely below sea level, underwater. This film covers that disastrous series of events that devastated the city and its people. Furthermore, the gross incompetence of the various governments and the powerful from the local to the federal level is examined to show how the poor and underprivileged of New Orleans were mistreated in this grand calamity and still ignored today.


If God is Willing & Da Creek Don't Rise
HBO (documentary)
Director: Spike Lee
August, 2010
Five years later, Spike Lee returns to New Orleans, to see how the ambitious plans to reinvent the Crescent City were playing out. He finds a patchwork of hope and heartache just as a new disaster unfolds. The four-hour documentary is a continuation of the heart-rending story of destruction and rebirth of America's most unique city.