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Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, is launching a new talk radio show.

Outspoken civil rights leader Barbara Arnwine is taking to the airwaves with a weekly news talk radio show on Radio One’s WOL 1450 AM, which airs in the Washington, D.C. area, beginning March 3.

“Igniting Change with Barbara Arnwine” is meant to serve as a catalyst for change. The show will feature“provocative and empowering” information and discussion to inspire people to act to bring about racial and social justice, and equality.

“I am honored for the opportunity to expand my civil rights outreach in such a significant manner as I continue to touch lives across the country and around the globe,” said Arnwine in a statement.  “Activism at every level is indeed critical in advancing race relations and I endeavor to engage, challenge and equip listeners as activists as I feature guests, information and resources to foster justice and equality for all, particularly people of African descent.  My show is designed to answer those questions lots of people have after hearing about a major issue, ‘What Can Be Done About This?’ ‘What Can I Do?’”

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“Igniting Change with Barbara Arnwine” is meant to be a catalyst for social change.

Arnwine has served as the president and executive director of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law since 1989. She is renowned for her instrumental contributions to passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. And, she continues to be a leading voice on civil and racial justice issues worldwide, in the areas of voting rights, housing and lending, criminal justice reform, employment, education, environmental justice and much more.

“WOL welcomes Barbara Arnwine to the Radio One family,” said Karen Jackson, general sales manager for Radio One’s D.C. stations, in a statement.  We look forward to her enthusiasm and expertise in encouraging our listeners to actively participate in effecting change.”

The show will broadcast live on Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. EST, on WOL 1450 AM and is accessible by listeners worldwide via the Internet ( and and the free Tune In app.

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