UMES 30 is a half-hour locally produced talk show covering a variety of topics featuring guests from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the local community, and from around the country.

Daniel Kucin Jr. / Baltimore Sun

UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright has a conversation with Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women. (ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 3/10/2019) 

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On this episode of UMES 30, Dr. Joshua K. Wright talks with University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumni, staff, faculty, and students about the legacy of UMES and what it means to have "Hawk Pride". (ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 3/3/2019) 


The Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA) enriched learning experiences in racially segregated high schools in Virginia from 1954 to 1969.

Students from this program went on to become doctors, lawyers, professional athletes, and entrepreneurs.

UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright has a conversation with one of those beneficiaries, Knox W. Tull, Jr., president and founder of Jackson and Tull Premier Engineering Solutions.

(ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 2/24/2019)


Texas Standard

On this edition of UMES 30, host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with Dr. Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, UT-Austin professor and author of a new book--“Beyonce in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism”. Dr. Tinsley's book explores black feminism in America. (ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 2/17/2019) 

The White House

In 1950, Earl Lloyd (1928 - 2015) became the first African American to play in the NBA, paving the way for the game of basketball to be integrated on the professional level.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

On this episode of UMES 30, show host Dr. Joshua K. Wright interviews Lloyd's son, Kevin Lloyd, looking back on his father's accomplishments and legacy in the world of professional sports.

(ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 2/10/2019)