Wilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D. is
a Political Scientist whose primary areas of expertise are Black Politics and Public
Policy. Wilmer has a BS degree in Political Science from Hampton Institute, a
Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Howard University, and a Ph.D. in
Political Science from Howard University.
Along with being a Teaching Associate in the Political Science
Department at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a
recognized talk show radio host, Dr. Leon is a noted columnist
with the web sites Truth Out.org, The Grio.com, Politics In
Color.com, and Black Star News.com. Dr. Leon also
contributes Op Ed's to The Washington Informer newspaper.
He is a regular guest on TV One's Washington Watch with
Roland Martin and MSNBC.
the Issues is a
three hour, call-in, talk radio program that airs live nationally on Saturday's from
11:00 AM -
2:00 PM ET on XM Satellite Radio Channel 169 and is rebroadcast on XM
Channel 169 in its entirety on Sunday's from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET.
Subject matter experts from various fields of economics,
politics, political science, history, social activism, journalism, and other areas of
national and international interest join Wilmer in the studio or call-in to the program
each week. Experts such as Professor Charles Ogletree,
Dr. Hanan Ashwari, Professor Roger Wilkins, Cindy Sheehan, Congressman John Conyers
(D-Michigan), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) authors Gore
Vidal, James Bamford,
activist Randall Robinson, Ms. Phyllis Bennis, Scott Ritter, Dr. Kaukab Siddique, former CIA Analyst's Ray McGovern
and Michael Scheuer, investigative journalist Greg Palast and
political consultant Donna Brazile join the show on a regular
A serious void exists in the public discourse relating to
the issues that directly and/or disproportionately impact the African-American community.
Issues such as the prison industrial complex, racial profiling environmental
racism, domestic policy and American foreign policy are not being sufficiently discussed in mainstream media. Also, the perspective
that is grounded in the history of the African American
community and tradition of African American scholarship is not sufficiently articulated as it relates to more general
issues such as school vouchers, health care, crime policy, and economic globalization.
"Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon is one effort to discuss these and many
other issues in as non-biased and academically accurate perspective as possible.
What separates Wilmer and "Inside
from other talk radio hosts and programs is the level of analysis that is provided each
week by Dr. Leon and his guests.
the Issues with Wilmer Leon"
is rhetoric free issue driven radio!
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