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  • Singer-songwriter Kandace Springs

    The singer-songwriter demonstrates why Essence named her a “New & Next” artist with a performance of “Forbidden Fruit” from her self-titled EP.

    11:30
    Air Date: November 4, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Kandace Springs
    November 4, 2014 | 11:30
  • Author Matt Bai

    Bai examines the Gary Hart 1987 presidential campaign—the turning point when candidates’ “character” began to draw more fixation than political experience.

    12:18
    Air Date: November 4, 2014
    Author Matt Bai
    November 4, 2014 | 12:18
  • Singer-songwriter Jon Secada

    Secada reflects on the journey from his humble roots as a Cuban refugee to becoming one of the most iconic voices in Latin music.

    10:36
    Air Date: November 3, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Jon Secada
    November 3, 2014 | 10:36
  • Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA

    The senior member of the House Intelligence Committee weighs in on Congress’ role in authorizing military actions.

    13:22
    Air Date: November 3, 2014
    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA
    November 3, 2014 | 13:22
  • Actress Rene Russo

    The co-star of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters talks about her need to take a break from acting and her first film role in almost a decade.

    26:36
    Air Date: October 31, 2014
    Actress Rene Russo
    October 31, 2014 | 26:36
  • Actor Jeremy Renner

    The two-time Oscar nominee discusses what he learned about the U.S. media in making the political drama, Kill the Messenger.

    12:02
    Air Date: October 30, 2014
    Actor Jeremy Renner
    October 30, 2014 | 12:02
  • Robert Weissman, Public Citizen President

    The corporate accountability expert offers his thoughts on campaign finance reform.

    11:44
    Air Date: October 30, 2014
    Robert Weissman, Public Citizen President
    October 30, 2014 | 11:44
  • Attorney-activist Connie Rice

    A longtime activist and leader in the fight for basic human rights, Rice weighs in on the “Ferguson effect.”

    26:36
    Air Date: October 29, 2014
    Attorney-activist Connie Rice
    October 29, 2014 | 26:36
  • Writer David Ritz

    The prolific biographer explains how he came to write about and collaborate with some of the subjects of his many books.

    26:36
    Air Date: October 28, 2014
    Writer David Ritz
    October 28, 2014 | 26:36
  • TV producer Norman Lear

    The visionary television producer shares stories from his six-plus decades in show business and his activism for progressive causes.

    26:36
    Air Date: October 27, 2014
    TV producer Norman Lear
    October 27, 2014 | 26:36
  • Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox – Part 2

    The Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winner continues to look back on her career and discusses moving out of her comfort zone with her latest album.

    26:36
    Air Date: October 24, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox – Part 2
    October 24, 2014 | 26:36
  • Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox – Part 1

    Lennox reflects on her five decades in the music business and her new CD, “Nostalgia,” which mines the Great American Songbook.

    26:36
    Air Date: October 23, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox – Part 1
    October 23, 2014 | 26:36
  • Funk musician George Clinton

    The producer-writer-performer and one of the true innovators of pop music talks about his latest projects, including a memoir and a new CD.

    11:25
    Air Date: October 22, 2014
    Funk musician George Clinton
    October 22, 2014 | 11:25
  • Sen. Patrick Leahy

    The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee weighs in on the controversial voting rights issue.

    12:18
    Air Date: October 22, 2014
    Sen. Patrick Leahy
    October 22, 2014 | 12:18